LaMonica Peters is a News Reporter for KTVU Fox 2, covering the South Bay. Before moving to the Bay Area in May 2022, she worked at CBS 8 in San Diego. Her work has been seen on CNN, ABC News Live, CBS News, and Spectrum News Network.
She was selected as a Knight Digital Media Center Fellow by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism in 2011. Then she began her Journalism career shortly after at WXVT in Greenville, MS. In 2013, she was given the Mississippi Associated Press Award of Excellence for a 3-part series on breast cancer that described how the disease had affected her family.
LaMonica was also chosen to be an inaugural class member for Ida B. Wells Society’s Investigative Reporter training. The organization was co-founded by Nicole Hannah-Jones, Investigative Reporter and author of the 1619 Project. In 2017, she was nominated by the New York State Associated Press for Public Service Reporting while working at Spectrum News in Buffalo, NY.
LaMonica is an Assistant Journalism Professor, most recently at Palomar College in San Diego County. Previously she taught at Mississippi State University and Mississippi Valley State University. She’s a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Ida B. Wells Society. LaMonica also served as President of the UCLA Black Alumni Association from 2010 to 2012. LaMonica earned a Bachelor of Communication Studies from UCLA and a Master from California State University, Los Angeles.