Monica Quintero is an award-winning journalist who’s been honored with five prestigious Edward R Murrow regional awards in the past four years. This year, she was also named runner up for the Diamond Journalist of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists for her region.
In 2020, she and her Co-Host, David Wagner, received the Murrow Regional Award for the News Documentary, “Beyond Borders,” which also won numerous other awards. They include the 2020 RIAS Fellow Award (TV). A panel of international journalists selected the winners and recognized the best contributions of transatlantic broadcast journalism. They received first for Television: Documentary/Investigative Reporting by the Society of Professional Journalists and second place for Documentary/Magazine or Special by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
Currently, she is the Evening Anchor for KPEJ FOX 24 News. She also can wear many hats and reports produces and serves as a weathercaster when needed. In the fall of 2019, she was one of ten journalists chosen for the RIAS Berlin Commission journalism fellowship. The fellowship allowed Monica to spend two weeks in Germany and Belgium meeting with top leaders at places such as the EU, NATO, and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. She along with her colleague at a sister station, shot, wrote, edited, and served as a host for a 30-minute documentary produced there, and developed an in-depth digital plan for the project which included 360-degree views and Augmented Reality.
In 2019, she earned a Murrow Regional Award – Honoring our Veterans – Excellence in Innovation. In 2018, she was honored with two Murrow Regional Awards – #MilitaryMatters – Excellence in Innovation; Feature Reporting – Behind the Boots – Be Our Change (her dream). In 2017, she won another Murrow Regional Award for #FitWithFOX #AmpedUp – Excellence in Social Media.
Always settling for more, Monica lives by the value of self-actualization, knowing achievement is dependent upon personal drive and goal setting. This striving is what pushed Monica to wrap up a Media Management and Leadership course through the University of Missouri with a perfect 100. The course consisted of writing a 25-page paper on “Social Media Engagement,” and posting to weekly discussion boards on the topic of station management.