Emmy-nominated journalist Monique Braxton joined NBC10 in 2000. Her exclusive interviews and coverage of breaking news has made her one of Philadelphia’s most respected journalists. Prior to joining NBC10, Braxton was an anchor and correspondent with MSNBC, anchored Sunrise on NBC, and was a contributing correspondent for Nightly News Weekend.
Earlier in her career, Braxton was a freelance reporter at WBAL in Baltimore, Maryland, and a weekday morning anchor with NewsChannel 8 Cable Network in Washington, D.C. She also served as reporter and anchor/bureau chief for WAVY in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
Some of Braxton’s most notable recent stories include the George Washington Bridge lane shutdown investigation, Philadelphia’s school budget crisis and closures, the federal investigation of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, and the 2013 Salvation Army Store Collapse.
Throughout her career Braxton has been recognized for her work in the community. Most recently she was named 2013 Journalist of the Year by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. She received the Leon Sullivan Center’s HOPE Award, and was recognized for her 11 years of dedication to the African American Children’s Book Fair with a Philadelphia City Council Resolution. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Philadelphia Tuskegee Alumni Associations Excellence in Journalism Award. She also received the Delta Sigma Theta 30 Years of Service Award and was named one of the NAACP’s 100 Influential Black Women in Philadelphia, among many other honors.
Braxton is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of University Women, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Radio and Television News Directors Association.
In addition to her work with the African American Children’s Book Fair, Braxton is active in several community programs including Career Wardrobe, the Sickle Cell Community Advocacy Committee at CHOP, and the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
Braxton graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcasting and a Master of Science in Media Management. She also taught Broadcast Journalism at Virginia Union University and Virginia State University. She currently resides in Montgomery County with her family.