Monica Starks

Monica Starks was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia with journalism running through her genes.

After graduating from West Virginia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, she went on to receive her Master’s degree in Media Studies. Being an active member of the PRSSA throughout her college years, Monica was also the sports broadcast journalist for the WVSU campus television show, “The Coaches Corner.”

Coming from a family rich in journalistic, and community interest, Monica had worked in professional industries ranging from hospitality, travel, epidemiology, and media/editorial work. Her father, Stephan Starks took over his family business the West Virginia Beacon Digest, the only minority newspaper in West Virginia to date. Her parents worked and supported each other with the newspaper and then worked again as a team creating Multi-Fest in 1990.

Monica has an older sister Michelle, and a niece Brooklyn who is currently attending WVSU with the goal to become an orthodontist.

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