Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson

Bio

nicole johnson

Nicole Johnson is an Emmy-Award winning journalist who covered breaking news for Fox 5 WNYW/MY 9 News for the last 5 years. Nicole has covered many high-profile stories, including a notable story about Shannon Tavares, an 11 year-old Broadway star battling leukemia. The story gained national attention, shedding light on bone marrow donation and its importance in the African American community.  More than 10,000 people registered to become donors after seeing her report.

In 2010, Nicole’s story on Domestic Violence-”A Bronx Woman’s Nightmare” forced New York State to improve on it’s laws to protect victims.

Nicole began her journalism career as an editorial writer for The Orlando Sentinel in Florida, where she attended Rollins College. Nicole returned to her native New York reporting for Bronx Net and News 12 throughout the tri-state area. She held a variety of positions at WPIX-11, including Assignment Desk Editor, which proved to be a critical position on September 11th, 2001 when was sent to Ground Zero for several days to provide coverage on the attacks.  In 2002, became a General Assignment Reporter for WROC TV in Rochester, New York, and later returned to New York City to report for NY-1 News.

Nicole is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalist and was honored by The Professional Network for excellence in journalism.
She is also a recipient of two New York Association of Black Journalist Awards and an Associated Press Award for Breaking News. The Network Journal recognized Johnson as a “40 Under 40″ in 2011.

Johnson is also a McDonald’s Media Legend, a very high honor for someone her age.

Along with her journalism career, she dedicates time to help her community by volunteering at local schools, and is an active volunteer with the Sickle Cell Foundation. Nicole resides in NYC with her greatest accomplishment, her son Parker.

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