Monica Day is NBC4‘s traffic and entertainment reporter.
Monica was born in Palm Beach, FL, but has lived in Columbus since 1991.
Monica was crowned Miss Ohio USA 2008 in December 2007 and represented The Buckeye State in the Miss USA competition in the spring of 2008 where she won the title of Miss Congeniality.
The Whitehall graduate has been featured as the National Anthem singer for the Columbus Crew and served as emcee for the Columbus Destroyers in 2005.
Monica was a top 10 semifinalist for Miss Ohio America and is a former Miss Columbus and Miss Teen Columbus. She is the official emcee for the Cinderella Scholarship Program and the Miss Columbus Teen Pageant.
She also volunteers her time at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center as a concierge.
Monica said the thing she likes most about her job is the opportunity to be involved with local charities and events, adding that she loves to emcee.
Her first job was working as the coat check at the Top Steak House.
Some of Monica’s favorite moments so far while at NBC4: riding Sancho the Bull, participating in the COTA Bus Rodeo, reporting from Chopper 4 during Red, White and Boom and interviewing both Conan O’Brien and Jay Leno.
Food: Steak, Hot Dogs, My Mother’s Chicken potpie and Spaghetti Squash
Movies: Tombstone and any Elvis movies, especially Blue Hawaii
Books: “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”
Music: Paul Simon, Jack Johnson and of course, “The King.”
Hobbies: Fashion design, Golf
Sports: Golf, football, basketball, hockey, baseball
Travel Destination: Any beach
Central Ohio Place: The ‘Shoe
NBC Show: Law & Order