Monica’s one word is “Special”
Fav Movie “Love Jones”
Fav Book: “Love Jones soundtrack”
Fav Book: “The Bible”
Fav Vacation Spot: “Anywhere with a beach”
What is your perception of self-love? “Self love is embracing all of your perfect imperfections and individuality… knowing and believing in yourself and your abilities.”

Barnes is the Executive Producer and Talent Booker for The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the #1 syndicated urban radio show. The Steve Harvey Morning show broadcasts, in 102 radio markets and it is streamed live on iHeart Radio. Monica is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and proudly took on the moniker, “Mississippi Monica.” when her co-workers gave her the nickname. Monica received a B.S. degree in Psychology in 1992 from the University of Southern Mississippi and an M.S. Degree in Counseling in 1995 from Jackson State University. Prior to radio, Monica worked for over 10 yers as a mental heath provider and vocational rehabilitation specialist. In 2008, after leaving a job in private rehab, Monica began working for The Steve Harvey Radio Network. Monica quickly learned radio production and built a rolodex of who’s who in entertainment, to become a top talent booker. Along the path of her career, Monica has cherished the many blessing that come from hard work and her commitment to excel. Monica is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and resides between LA and Atlanta.