From the lots of broadcast journalists out there, only the likes of JC Monahan would have you glued to your television set for long hours when she anchors programs due to the amazing quality and style of broadcast she portrays.
The Newton, Massachusetts native has over the years mined her trade in various reputable media outlets, helping to transform the face of journalism with her skill. Her skill set has in turn seen her bag notable awards, one of which is an Emmy. She currently works her magic with WBTS, an NBC Boston affiliate she joined in 2017. Get to know about this media guru as we take a deep look into her biography and personal life.
JC Monahan Biography
JC Monahan is a renowned broadcaster with lots of career achievements but despite her enviable height, no one has been able to fully unwrap details about her early life other than that she was probably born in 1973, with no specifics pointing to the actual day or month. Although the year above has neither been confirmed nor discredited by the broadcaster, one known fact is that she was born in Newton, a suburban city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Other details concerning her parents, childhood, family background and basic education are also no known. Her full birth name is Jennifer Catherine Monahan.
The details of the schools where JC Monahan had her elementary and high school education are closed information, but it is public knowledge that she received her college education at the University of Maine where she read Broadcast Journalism. Monahan graduated from the institution in 1994 and proceeded to attend Mississippi State University, enrolling in the Broadcast Meteorology program.
JC Monahan’s first job was with WZON in Bangor, Maine, where she served in the capacity of News Director. She performed her duties diligently with a committed sense of responsibility, winning herself awards of Best Radio Newscast and Best Series Reporting for both the Associated Press (AP) and Maine Association of Broadcasters.
After WZON, she joined WPXT-TV in Portland, Maine where she worked as the weekend forecaster and entertainment reporter. She held the role for a short period of time before leaving for another job as the weekend meteorologist for the New England Cable News (NECN).
In 2002, JC Monahan was hired by the WCVB, an ABC affiliate where she worked as a weather forecaster while also working as a reporter. As her exposure and popularity increased, she became the host of shows like The Eye Opener and Midday. Her big break came in 2013 when she switched roles as WCVB meteorologist and joined Anthony Everett as the co-anchor of the popular program Chronicle.
In June 2017, Monahan joined WBTS, a low powered NBC owned-and-operated TV station licensed to Boston after her contract with WCVB was up. She has since that time been with WBTS doing what she knows best, wooing her viewers with her impressive skills and sensational voice through the reporting of events.
JC Monahan’s contributions to the media have earned her a number of awards. In 2004, she won the AMS Seal of Approval for her unique way of weather forecasting and reporting. She is a bonafide member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.
With her annual salary estimated to be around $90,000, it is believed that the 5 feet 7 inches broadcaster has amassed a net worth within the region of $600,000 to $1 million.
Personal Life of The NBC Journalist
The information available about the journalist shows that she is a married woman, being the proud wife of Mr. Jim Farrell, a director at the Boston radio station WGBH. Details of how they met, when and where they were wedded are, however, not known to the public. Together, Monahan and Farrell have produced two daughters. The first daughter named Catherine was born on June 18, 2006, and the second daughter named Victoria Rose was born on March 28, 2012.
JC Monahan has a very functional account on both Twitter and Facebook, with a commendable amount of followers that she keeps updated with reports from her areas of major. Often times, she also posts the pictures of her lovely husband and those of her adorable daughters.