Monica Petruzzelli

Email Monica

Monica loves telling stories – whether that be through newscasts, documentaries, or the songs she writes. She was born in Boulder, Colorado and raised in sunny San Diego, California. Monica is now happy to be living in Benton County, Washington where she joined KAPP-KVEW’s news team in May 2019.

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, leading 30+ students.

She has held internships with Ryan Seacrest Studios, Smart Money Talk Radio, and ABC7 Los Angeles, to name a few. Her documentary, ‘Alzheimer’s: A Love Story’, has garnered attention around the world, landing a spot in the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

When she’s not broadcasting, Monica enjoys playing guitar and singing, or exploring and photographing nature. If you have a story idea, you can reach Monica through any of her social media accounts:


You can also email her at


Krispy Kreme offering free doughnut a day to those who get vaccine

Homeless man charged for starting fire at old Columbia Park campsite

Police chief announces run for Port of Kennewick District 1 Commissioner

Leavenworth Oktoberfest cancelled again due to 'lingering COVID-19 effects'

Oregon public schools must offer in-person learning option by these dates

Police seek info on Sunnyside woman missing since January

Suspected DUI driver crashes into bicyclist in Kennewick

Kennewick High School grad joins Kelly Clarkson's team on The Voice

SWAT arrests West Richland man after Snapchat argument leads to violence

Gov. Inslee to visit Pasco students, tour Benton Co. mass vaccination site on Tuesday

DUI suspect from Walla Walla crashes into, kills Kennewick driver

House fire in Kennewick leaves eight people displaced

Pandemic relief grants available for small businesses in Richland

Pasco officer recovering after surgery for ruptured brain aneurysm

Scholarship for veterans at CWU renamed after General James Mattis

60-year-old Zillah man dies in hospital following crash

Suspected burglar flown to hospital after hay bale falls on him at Franklin County farm

SWAT team arrests DUI driver near Granger after hour-long standoff

Benton-Franklin Fair & Rodeo organizers set tentative dates for 2021

CWU sends letter to Inslee requesting staff be included in next vaccine phase

College Place school board approves $1.6 million land purchase for future school

Father shot, son found dead following fight in Benton County

Franklin Co. deputies arrest Soap Lake officer for DUI after crashing patrol car

WATCH: Good Morning Northwest – February 18, 2021

WATCH: Good Morning Northwest - February 17, 2021