J. C. Monahan
|J. C. Monahan|
|Born||Jennifer Catherine Monahan
|Alma mater||University of Maine (B.A., Broadcast Journalism, 1994)
Mississippi State University (Broadcast Meteorology Program)
|Occupation||broadcast journalist, meteorologist|
|Known for||anchoring, reporting
and weather forecasting
in Boston, Massachusetts
Early life and education
A native of Newton, Massachusetts, she attended the University of Maine from which she graduated with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism in 1994. She went on to graduate from Mississippi State University's Broadcast Meteorology program.
She began her career as News Director for WZON in Bangor, Maine. It was there that she earned awards from the Associated Press and Maine Association of Broadcasters (for Best Radio Newscast and Best Series Reporting).
In April 2006, it was announced that Monahan was pregnant, due in October. She gave birth to her first child, a girl, on October 18 2006. On March 28 2012, Monahan gave birth to a second baby girl.
On April 8 2013, it was announced that Monahan would be switching roles at WCVB, leaving her meteorology position in favor of joining Chronicle as a permanent co-anchor. Monahan provides the show's existing anchor Anthony Everett with a full-time co-host for the first time since Chronicle veteran Mary Richardson retired in 2010. In the weather department, Monahan was replaced by former WFXT meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon, who joined WCVB in April 2013, at first on a substitute basis. On May 20 2013, Fitzgibbon started her permanent position on NewsCenter 5 EyeOpener, while Monahan continued to forecast for NewsCenter 5 Midday. It was originally stated that Monahan would move to Chronicle in June, but on May 21 it was revealed that her start date had been moved up to May 23. After Monahan's move, Fitzgibbon also added the midday news to her weather duties.
Awards and professional affiliations
Monahan is a member of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. In 2004, she was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in recognition of her professionalism in weather forecasting and reporting.
- Profile: J.C. Monahan, from Chronicle at TheBostonChannel.com
- All Maine Women Honor Society - University of Maine (archived 2009)
- Knox, Merrill, "ABC Affiliates, Boston, Mornings, Weather: WCVB Promotes JC Monahan, Adds Cindy Fitzgibbon", medibistro.com, April 8, 2013
- "J.C. Monahan leaving Channel 5 - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
- J.C. Monahan has been hired by NBC Boston Boston Globe, June 20, 2017