Monica Nakashima

Monica Nakashima joined the CBS 42 staff in May 2022 after graduating from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in English. 

Her works feature a wide range of topics from the appearance of billboards stating “Birds Aren’t Real” in Birmingham to how a Huntsville florist crowned Stevie Nicks with a floral witch hat on Halloween night and even remembering when Taylor Swift attended a Tuscaloosa prom in 2008.

She gained most of her prior reporting experience as a staff writer for the Crimson White, UA’s student-run publication. She also interned at Alabama Public Radio, covering news from various areas of the state. Maybe you heard her voice on the air a few years ago? 

Monica was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, so she enjoys visiting on weekends when she feels homesick. If you have story suggestions or news tips, you can reach out to her on Twitter or via her email at

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