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Nicole is a proud Minnesotan who grew up in the Minneapolis area, and then graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo.

Nicole got her first job in Fargo as a multi-media journalist where she shot and edited her own stories as the crime and safety reporter.

While in North Dakota, she investigated law enforcement’s use of college students as confidential informants following the death of a young man who gained national attention. She also covered the great success of the NDSU Bison making history with their FCS Championships!

Following her four years in Fargo, Nicole worked for the CW station in Dallas, Texas. Nicole extensively covered homelessness, topics impacting people with developmental disabilities, and occasionally heartwarming feel good stories. Oh, and ate a lot of great Tex-Mex of course.

After leaving Dallas, Nicole joined the Fox17 news team as a general assignment reporter in November of 2018. Nicole’s favorite stories to cover are those that impact people, neighborhoods or communities often forgotten about.

Nicole has a degree in Broadcast Journalism, but also in Health Communication. She’s found joy in being a coach for the Special Olympics, competing in Crossfit competitions in pairs with adaptive athletes, mentoring through the Big Brother Big Sister program, and visiting schools interacting with children or young adults. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors, lifting weights, cooking, watching documentaries and driving cars.