Michelle Nicks (WOIO)

Michelle Nicks (WOIO)

Multi-Media Journalist

Cleveland, OH

Michelle Nicks joined 19 News in March 2020.

She comes to Cleveland from WFMJ in Youngstown.

Michelle has been named Best Reporter by the Ohio Associated Press five times, including most recently in 2018, as well as being nominated for six Emmy Awards during her career.

The one-time YWCA Woman of the Year in Communications was also honored by Youngstown City Council with a resolution for her continuing coverage of a missing child.

Police at the time credited the on-going series of investigative reports called “Where’s Jimmy?” with helping lead to the arrests and convictions of two caregivers in connection with the teen's death in Mahoning County.

A graduate of The University of Akron, Michelle began her broadcast career during the summer before her senior year in college when she was hired at the former WAKR-TV in Akron to work in production.

She moved from Akron to Columbus where she spent eight years at WBNS-10TV and WBNS Radio.

In 1995 she began her full-time reporting career in Youngstown where she often reported the top story of the day, as well as national stories that included the second bribery and racketeering trial and ultimate conviction of the late Congressman James A. Traficant.

She also traveled to Washington, D.C. to cover history as Traficant became only the second U.S. House member since the Civil War to be kicked out of Congress.

Michelle's career has also included covering Youngstown's first mob murder to be solved and prosecuted at the federal level, as well as the arrests and convictions of numerous public officials in the Mahoning Valley due to political corruption.

When it comes to politics, Michelle has interviewed Vice-President Joe Biden one-on-one, as well as Barack Obama before he took office as President in 2008.

She's also interviewed Mitt Romney, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton.

Michelle says the thing she loves most about her job is meeting new people almost on a daily basis, and learning something new every day!

When she has free time Michelle enjoys traveling to spend time with family and friends.

If you see her out and about make sure to say hello. "Some of my most interesting stories have come from people who have stopped to chat with me while I'm out shopping or at a local restaurant," Michelle said.

You can email Michelle your story ideas at: Michelle.Nicks@woio.com.

Recent Articles by Michelle

  Cleveland Clinic-Akron General ICU nurse catches COVID-19, is hospitalized but documents her journey with the virus

  Northeast Ohio’s Thanksgiving celebrations change as COVID-19 remains a threat

Traditional party night of the year on Thanksgiving Eve is slowed down by COVID-19 restrictions

  Building trust between cops and community; 6 years after the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice

  1 injured, 1 arrested after shooting outside of Beachwood Place Mall

  Willoughby-Eastlake schools lay off 226 employees

Hudson police charge 60-year-old driver in fatal accident involving 7-year-old boy

  Some parents protest Lakewood School Board considering a return to in-person learning with surge in COVID cases

  Intense winds cause widespread damage around Northeast Ohio

  Father of 19-year-old killed by CMHA police demanding answers after witnesses claim his son was shot in the back

  2 brazen shootings just steps away from Cleveland Police Fourth District headquarters happen within 24 hours

  Mercy Medical Center and Summa Health Care stop all hospital visitation, effective immediately

  Cleveland Clinic takes proactive measures to ensure enough hospital beds for increase in COVID-19 cases, other emergencies

  Hundreds celebrate President-Elect Joe Biden’s win at Public Square

  Northeast Ohio divided as Joe Biden is named the projected winner of the 2020 Presidential Election

  Days Inn in Elyria declared a nuisance by the court and ordered to shut down

  Family of Tamir Rice asks people to vote and be his voice

  Local communities find creative ways to enjoy Halloween safely

  Neighbors question why two vehicles damaged in a hit/skip were not towed right away

  Cleveland Councilman begins movement to help hundreds of women get their concealed carry permits

  Gov. DeWine asks for $5 billion dividend to further support Ohioans during coronavirus pandemic

  Man walking around Cleveland Heights with long-gun quoted as saying ‘He’s going to kill Black people’

  One-on-one with Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee, Senator Kamala Harris

  Here’s how over $429 million in additional federal CARES Act funding will benefit Ohio

  Strongsville parents express concern over school district’s decision to switch back to in-person learning

  Cleveland Police seek man who stuck Burger King employee with cone after being asked to wear mask

  Suitcase carrying woman’s ashes lost at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; family pleas for return

2 Euclid bars and restaurants cited for allowing alcohol consumption after 11 p.m. on Friday despite health order

  Highest 24-hour spike with regular testing: 2,234 coronavirus cases reported in Ohio over the last 24 hours

  Another innocent bystander shot at a Lorain park; security camera has now been installed