It's a homecoming for the Fayetteville native, who grew up as an Army Brat. While the military took her family all over the country and abroad with ten moves before the age of 16, Nicole was a part of Jack Britt High School's inaugural class.
Since joining ABC 11, Nicole has covered a number of high-profile stories, including the confirmation of U.S. Attorney General and North Carolina native, Loretta Lynch, the Maya Angelou memorial service and the General Sinclair sexual misconduct court-martial on Fort Bragg.
Prior to joining ABC 11, Nicole worked with WECT in Wilmington, NC, WGHP in Greensboro, NC, and WTVF in Nashville, TN.
In 2012, Nicole was named a fellow with the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C. She pitched and produced a series centered around North Carolina's growing agricultural and furniture exports to China. The story took her to Beijing where she explored China's growing middle-class and demand for products made in North Carolina.
Nicole began her broadcast journalism career after earning a master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. She also completed her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Winston-Salem State University.
In addition to reporting, Nicole has enjoyed a part-time adjunct professor career. She's taught communications courses at a number of NC colleges and universities, including her alma mater, WSSU.
Nicole is very active in the Fayetteville/Fort community, serving as an emcee and volunteer for countless events and charitable organizations. She regularly hosts the annual Soiree for the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County and the Ribbon Walk & Run for the Cancer Center at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.
In 2014, Nicole completed the Leadership Fayetteville program, hosted by the Fayetteville Regional Chamber. In 2015, she was named to the Fayetteville Observer's 40 Under 40 class, which recognizes young, local leaders.
Nicole has served on the WSSU Board of Visitors, and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. She has raised money and supported military families as an Army Ten-Miler runner with Team Fisher House. She and her husband also enjoy running the Tobacco Road and All-American half-marathons.
More than anything, Nicole enjoys being with her family. Her most important job is as a wife and mother to two beautiful daughters.
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