Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Monica O Jackson’s dedication, professionalism and love for the industry have driven her throughout the years to become one of the most sought-after experts in her field.
With her hometown among the top-10 markets in the country it was no wonder that the young journalist’s passion was fueled as she pursued her dream career. In 1995, her budding talent was welcomed to the team of one of the leading radio stations in the city, WCHB.
The station originally hired Jackson as the afternoon news anchor for the John Arnold News/Talk Show on the AM dial. However, after only two days on the air, management immediately recognized her natural talent and ability to engage listeners therefore inviting Jackson to join the morning show on the FM side. She worked as the morning news anchor, as well as a morning show personality for almost half a decade. Her presence on the team was an immediate success and the show known as "The Breakfast Jam" made it to the No. 2 spot in the ratings in less than one year.
Despite her love for being a part of the morning team at WCHB, Jackson wanted to pursue her career in TV news. In 1996, her infectious personality was recognized by Fox 2 News in Detroit. They invited her to join the morning news team as the in-studio traffic anchor. After six short months at Fox 2 the team at Detroit’s WXYZ Channel 7 stole her away identifying her talent and wanting to top their competitor. Thus began Jackson’s in-demand TV career as stations around the country vied for her contract. The next stop on Jackson’s journey was as morning traffic anchor at WFMY News 2 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Today, Jackson is one of the most recognized TV personalities on the air live in Las Vegas, NV. MOJ spearheads exclusive interviews and news. Her positive energy and witty humor has taken Las Vegas by storm making the morning news one of the most watched programs in the region and prompting fans to nickname her “the Oprah of Las Vegas.” Jackson was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame and a winner of the National Women in Business Award (NAWBO).
Across the years and different stations her passion for the profession was supported by true love and high school sweetheart turned husband Delano. The two are a powerhouse team working together to further one another’s success and happiness. Delano’s career with the Air Force led to many moves over the years including Ogden, Utah where Jackson received her degree from Weber State University. In April 2006, the couple became proud parents to son, D'Artagnan Mancel Jackson. Despite numerous awards, career accomplishments and more, D'Artagnan is the most important part of their lives.
In her spare time the accomplished broadcaster dedicates her energy to numerous charitable organizations including being a board member of former NBA player Jerome Williams’ JYD Project (for youth empowerment), board member of the SHINE Family Foundation (benefits families of active duty military and veterans), Opportunity Village (It Girl committee member), Touro University Nevada, Tour De Cure (to benefit Diabetes) and Heart of a Champion (Richard Steele's foundation to help underprivileged kids).
Notable Celebrity Interviews Include:
Olivia Newton John