Mona Nair

Mona Nair


Date of Joining WATE: January 2010

Note: Mona Nair left WATE in February 2014.

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Born in Kerala, India. Grew up and graduated high school in Dubai, U.A.E


  • BA in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Previous Media Experience:

  • 2005 to 2009 - Reporter at WWUP/WWTV in Traverse City-Cadillac, Michigan
  • 2004 to 2005 - Reporter/Anchor at WKAG-TV in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Internships at CBS Network News in New York City, MSNBC and NBC10 in Philadelphia

Outside Interests/Hobbies:

Traveling, napping, movies, making fresh fruit juices, astrology, lover of all ocean activities (I'm a Piscean), seeker of naturopathic solutions, plugged into the latest Bollywood gossip.

What You Enjoy About Local News:

Getting to know the world through other peoples' perspectives, and the role I play in documenting history

Media Awards and Honors:

  • 2011 East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists Award, "Deadline/Breaking News Reporting"
  • 2010 East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists Awards, "Deadline/Breaking News Reporting" and "Feature Reporting"
  • 2008 Michigan Associated Press Broadcasters Award for "Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting"
  • 2007 Michigan Associated Press Broadcasters Awards for Best Enterprise/Investigative Reporting, "Best Hard News" and "Best Continuing Coverage"
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