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Monica Petruzzelli

Monica loves telling stories – whether it be through documentaries, newscasts or the songs she writes. Monica was born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in sunny San Diego. She is now happy to be living in Humboldt County where she joined KIEM’s News Team in January 2017.

Monica’s passion for news started at Chapman University where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Documentary Production. She started off as a reporter and Entertainment Producer for the university’s newscast and worked her way up to Executive Producer where she lead 30+ students.

Monica is a proud vegan and social justice junkie. She aspires to save the world, one story at a time. Monica has held internships with Ryan Seacrest Studios, Smart Money Talk Radio, and ABC7 Los Angeles, to name a few. Her latest documentary “Alzheimer’s: A Love Story” has garnered attention from around the world, landing a spot in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

When she’s not filming or broadcasting, Monica enjoys playing guitar and exploring the beauty of the North Coast. If you have a story idea you can reach Monica through any of her social media accounts @kiem3monica or you can shoot a message to

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