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 Public Library offers various programs including tutoring to enhance student learning

  RTA receives federal funds to improve the Red Line Rapid

  Some Cleveland Browns fans just happy to see their team take the field even with no fans in the stands

  Questions surround the death of a 12-year-old boy hit on the I-90 Innerbelt Bridge

  Cleveland Heights police officers rescue woman from burning home (video)

  Gov. DeWine warns Ohioans to remain vigilant as local Labor Day events are held

  Community mourns the loss of Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz, killed in the line of duty

Keeping youth safe: Lorain community and city leaders form action plan

4 bodies identified after possible Shaker Heights murder-suicide

4 bodies found inside a home in Shaker Heights, police say being investigated as possible murder-suicide

  Kent State students respond to hurtful message left on KSU rock

  Cleveland marchers commemorate historic March on Washington and rally for change

  Clevelanders travel to U.S. capital for March on Washington, demand racial justice

  Lorain leaders put out call to action after 14-year-old is killed in neighborhood park

  14-year-old boy killed in shooting at neighborhood park in Lorain; police say witnesses uncooperative

  Is the Governor’s plan to reopen performance theaters financially feasible?

  Seniors say laundry room at HUD funded apartment complex has been out of service since November

  911 tapes and surveillance video could help lead detectives to gunman who shot man on a scooter

  What it looks like to disinfect a Northeast Ohio school during a global pandemic

  Mail processing equipment dismantled behind Cleveland’s main post office, will the timing of this impact the election and mail-in votes?

  An Elyria woman leads a protest saying a township restaurant discriminated against her and her young son

  Six vehicles stolen and at least 19 others broken into in North Olmsted

  Cleveland’s Little Italy businesses, hurt by loss of Feast, brace for uncertain future

  Man breaks leg after base jumping off apartment roof and crashing into 19 News station ( graphic video)

  Coaches react as MAC postpones fall sports with plans to reschedule in the spring

  OHSAA announces 6-game high school football season in Ohio, but Gov. Mike DeWine must sign off on plan

  Rocky River Board of Education considering the idea of a waiver to allow students to participate

  Silverspot Cinema reopens following CDC guidelines and offering reduced ticket prices and new Sunday brunch

  4 Northeast Ohio bars and restaurants cited for selling alcohol past 10 p.m. on Friday despite health order

  ‘Last Call’ order now in effect for Ohio