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Monika Samtani has enjoyed being a professional in the media industry for over 20 years. She is an award-winning journalist, receiving Maryland's 'Achievement in Public Information' Award for her reporting during the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the DC Sniper attacks that paralyzed the community.
She is currently reporting on WUSA9's Morning News, and produces the 'Extra Mile' segment on transportation issues. Monika is President of 'Ms. Media', producing videos and providing public speaking training as well. She is the Founder of 'Launch Network', a premiere networking organization connecting professional South Asian women in the US. Monika also freelances as a News Anchor for government agencies.
Monika serves on the Board of Directors of the Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Foundation, and TiE-DC (The Indus Entrepreneurs is a networking organization made up of C-level executives across the DC metro region). She is on the Executive Committee for the American Diabetes Association, and is a Consultant on a global World Bank 'Entertainment Education' (EE) project.
Monika has traveled around the world, loves movies, reading, biking, and tennis (go Djokovic!!). She is constantly inspired by the many new people she meets every day through her job, and feels lucky to be able to tell their stories. Monika is a native Washingtonian, is married with three wonderful kids, and is thrilled to be part of the WUSA9 team.