Reporter Mona Nair becomes an American

Reporter Mona Nair becomes an American

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CHATTANOOGA (WATE) – 6 News Reporter Mona Nair was naturalized as an American on Tuesday. She took the oath with nearly 100 other immigrants at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Mona was born in Calicut, India. She grew up and graduated high school in Dubai, U.A.E.

It took Mona 12 years to get to this point. She moved to the U.S. in 2000 to attend Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa. to major in Broadcast Journalism. Her first job out of school was as a Reporter/Anchor at WKAG-TV, an independent cable in Western Kentucky. That's where she was first sponsored for a work visa, which begins the immigration process. From Kentucky, she moved to Northern Michigan where she spent 4 years as a reporter at 9&10 News, the CBS/FOX affiliate there.

She joined WATE as a reporter in 2010.

"The kind of support I've gotten from my co-workers and the viewers here in East Tennessee is unbelievable. It's been a long road and the process is tough. A lot of it is about luck and timing. I've been lucky to have had a lot of people who came into my life at just the right times," Mona said.

Mona says she knows being an American is a big responsibility and one she plans to take very seriously.

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