Nikki is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and electronic media with emphasis in political science. Now, she is the weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for WLEX in Lexington, KY.
Before she came to Lexington, she was a reporter and anchor for WHAG in Hagerstown, Maryland. Nikki started at WHAG in October of 2007 as a one-man-band reporter and was later promoted to Noon and 5pm anchor. Prior to that, she worked as a Sports Marketing Coordinator for Red Zebra Broadcasting/ESPN Radio in Washington, D.C.
During college, Nikki was the President of The Vol Channel (TVC), the campus-run station in Knoxville. In addition to being TVC President, Nikki created, hosted, produced, wrote and directed two original programs. Nikki also anchored the news for TVC live 5 days a week as well as co-hosted a sports show. Nikki was also a reoccurring show host for “Inside the Orange” that aired on WBIR-TV. While in college, Nikki also studied abroad in Australia, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.
When she is not working, Nikki enjoys volunteering with the Washington Humane Society, and is a model in the annual Fashion for Paws fundraiser. Since volunteering with the Humane Society, she has raised more than $16,000 for the homeless animals of the D.C. area. While in the Maryland, Virginia and D.C. area, Nikki was on the board of directors for the American Red Cross of Washington County. She headed up several committees there including the Heroes campaign and the Women of Distinction. Nikki is also a member of the Yellow Ribbons Organization, a volunteer with the ALS Association, a volunteer and spokesperson for the Tourettes Syndrome Association and several other charitable organizations in the area. Click here to read more about Nikki's volunteer work.
Nikki is also a member of the Radio and Television Digital News Association. She writes a bi-weekly column for RTDNA and also covers events for the association such as the First Amendment Awards and the annual convention. (www.RTDNA.com)
Nikki appeared on an episode of "Disappeared" titled, "The Long Drive Home." She was asked to contribute to the show after her reporting on the disappearance of Michelle McMullen. A native of Kingsport, TN, this southern belle loves traveling. She has spent time in Colombia, Australia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Germany, Hungary and Austria. She spends her free time watching college football, dancing, reading and hanging out with her family and friends and her cat Louis Vuitton.