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Four Grady related posts

Former Bulldog making “Chic Comfort Food” on MasterChef
Combining southern charm with a New York edge can be tricky, but former Bulldog, Elizabeth Cauvel (ABJ '04), has done just that in her time in the kitchen. Cauvel has stepped into the spotlight as one of 30 contestants on season 5 of “MasterChef."

Father and son share a bond like no other
Craig Sager Jr. (ABJ '10), a member of UGA's 2008-2009 football team, and his father, legendary sartorialist and NBA and MLB sports announcer, Craig Sager Sr., have always shared a love of sports. They now share an even stronger connection - a connection that helped save Craig Sr.'s life.

UGA alumna is on fire
In 2006, Disney produced a huge hit with Cars. It was a family-friendly, fun-filled animated adventure that led to a sequel and the successful spin-off Planes. This summer, a related film is gracing the silver screen, "Planes: Fire and Rescue,” and in it, successful UGA alumna Corri English (ABJ ’00).

Make miracles happen with Gwinnett Braves
As an Emmy-winning reporter for CBS, Adam Murphy (ABJ ’97) spends a large amount of time in the spotlight. He works as a consumer investigative reporter, cracking down on scam artists and tracking dollars involved in large projects. Recently, the alumnus has been focusing his off-screen efforts on helping people.

Award-winning TV anchor Monica Pearson receives her UGA master’s degree

Monica Kaufman Pearson, the award-winning journalist and former WSB-TV news anchor in Atlanta, will be among the 1,380 students eligible to walk at the University of Georgia’s summer Commencement ceremony Aug. 1.

Pearson retired from WSB-TV in 2012 after decades in front of the camera and enrolled in a master’s program in UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Like many nontraditional students who go back to school later in life, Pearson was seeking a change in direction.

Pearson, who has won more than 30 local and regional Emmy Awards, wanted to teach journalism to college students, but first she had to become one herself and earn a master’s degree.

“After 37 years working at (WSB-TV) and 45 years in the business, it would have been a shame to take everything I had learned to the grave,” Pearson said. “It was so important to share what I’ve learned in the business with young people. I wanted to share information, but I also wanted to leave my legacy.”

Pearson earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Louisville; she also studied at a summer program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 1969. But it had been decades since she had to prepare for an exam or write an academic paper.

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