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Monica Morales

WPIX

Reporter

Monica Morales is on every night at 5:45 p.m. hosting her segment, “Monica Makes It Happen.”

Morales has visited over 150 developments, helped fix over 45 homes, and helped restore the heat and hot water to more than 55 buildings and counting. Morales’ advocacy work in NYC public housing was recognized by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Public Advocate. Morales was invited to the White House with a tenant president in 2018.

Monica focuses everyday on helping families across the Tri-state area get repairs, respect, and social justice. Morales had hosted over 90 live "Monica Makes It Happen" Facebook shows. Her weekly show guests have included New York City's Comptroller, Public Advocate, Police Commissioner, Legal Aid Society Lawyers, Tenant Leaders, Borough Presidents, State Senators, and City Council members.

Morales’ “Follow-up Fridays" show how she gets results for viewers every week.

Monica has a National Emmy for Breaking News, five local Emmys and an Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Series and Reporting. Morales has worked as an anchor and reporter at WNBC in New York City, WFXT-FOX25 in Boston, WTVJ-NBC6 in Miami and WDJT-CBS in Milwaukee.

Morales has a Masters degree in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Florida, School of Journalism and Communication, as well as an undergraduate degree In Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Miami (FL). Morales was an adjunct professor at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Monica has received numerous awards from the community. She received the 2018 Canon Fredrick Boyd Williams Community Service Award, endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, from the Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement for her tireless work in fighting for affordable housing for families. Morales also received the 2018 Latina Voice of the People Award from the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, for her focus on helping Hispanic families across the Tri-state area.

Morales also received the 2018 Harlem Honors Award from Harlem Honors for her daily work helping low-income communities cut through the red tape of city agencies. Monica has been given the The Circle of Giving Award from the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens for her continual coverage of issues facing seniors. Morales also received the very prestigious Triscourt Award, from the Tristate Catholic Committee on Radio & TV, for her commitment to excellence in journalism and dedication to her Catholic faith.

Monica has also received special recognition from her advocacy work in housing issues from the tenant Presidents of the Douglass Houses, the Washington Houses, and the Adams Houses.

Morales is married, a mother of two and lives in New York City.

You can reach her at monica@pix11.com

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