Nicole M. Clagett - Contributor for ABC11 WTVD
Nicole's career spans a diverse range of fields, including social work, community-based care, health care education, business development, caregiver support, and healthcare administration.
As a seasoned social worker, Nicole co-founded the Guiding Lights Caregiver Support Center, a charitable organization that provided crucial assistance to caregivers of adults.

Currently, Nicole works for Duke Health, where she has pioneered a groundbreaking caregiver support program-the first of its kind within an academic health system; she and a team of others orchestrate the Duke Caregiver Community Event, which has successfully bridged the gap between online and in-person caregiver education and engagement in our community since 2021.

Nicole's commitment to older adults and their caregivers remains steadfast. She leverages her expertise through various media outlets, contributing to broadcast and digital journalism. Her voice serves as a beacon of education and hope for consumers seeking valuable insights.
Recognizing her exceptional contributions, Nicole has received numerous accolades, including an honorary doctorate and the Global Humanitarianism Award (2019) for her work in caregiver support. Her radio endeavors earned her the Raleigh Media Award (2018), while her dedication to excellence garnered The Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award (2021) and the Duke University Presidential Team Award (2024).

In addition to her media presence, Nicole actively engages with the community as a contributor to ABC11's Caregivers Corner and is featured in weekly caregiver educational segments during the morning news.

Nicole's Stories
Duke Caregiver Community Event 2024: A Beacon of Support and Education for Caregivers
Duke Caregiver Community Event 2024: A Beacon of Support and Education for Caregivers
Caregivers Corner: The Unsung Rewards of Family Caregiving
Caregivers Corner: The Unsung Rewards of Family Caregiving
Caregivers Corner: Nurturing Oneself While Nurturing Others
Caregivers Corner: Nurturing Oneself While Nurturing Others
Caregivers Corner: Caring for aging loved ones during the holidays
Caregivers Corner: Caring for aging loved ones during the holidays
Caregivers Corner: Learn about supporting veteran caregivers
Caregivers Corner: Learn about supporting veteran caregivers
Navigating Delicate Conversations: Discussing Aging Loved Ones' Changing Abilities
Navigating Delicate Conversations: Discussing Aging Loved Ones' Changing Abilities
Caregiver Community Event Empowers and Supports Over 500 Caregivers
Duke Health Caregiver Community Event Empowers and Supports Over 500 Caregivers in Durham, NC
Are you in a caregiving role? Here's how to tell and what to do
Recognizing if you're in a caregiving role is crucial for providing the right support and maintaining your own well-being.
Upcoming Duke Caregiver Community Event promises day of education, support, and new ideas
The Duke Caregiver Community Event offers valuable insights from experts and an array of services and support systems to connect with.
Caregivers Corner: The benefits of in-home care: a path to independence and well-being
In-home care has become an essential resource for families seeking to assist their chronically ill loved ones in enjoying the comforts of home for as long as possible.