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

  Remote learning will continue for CMSD students on Monday; first students to return Thursday to in-person class

  Cleveland musician Michael Stanley dies at 72

  Governor announces long-term mass vaccination site in Cleveland; over a dozen other clinics named across Ohio

  Mentor business says people who have never worked for them are trying to illegally get pandemic unemployment

  Scam Squad: How to protect yourself if your identity is used for unemployment fraud

  Family of Cleveland man killed by CMHA Police frustrated they can’t get surveillance video of shooting

  Doctors warn those with cabin fever: COVID-19 is still a threat, do not put your guard down

  Ohio Attorney General Yost seeks to suspend Cleveland City Councilman

  Another East Cleveland police pursuit ends with an arrest, a multi-vehicle crash and innocent people injured

  Downtown Cleveland restaurants have new life 2 weeks after Ohio’s curfew lifted

  10 people rescued after being trapped on ice floe near Cleveland’s Edgewater Park

  Five injured after East Cleveland Police chase ends with crash in Cleveland

  ODJFS: Fraud in pandemic and traditional unemployment systems; new legislation institutes additional requirements to stop it

  Medical Examiner: 5 killed by winter weather in Cuyahoga County in last week

  Police pursuit in East Cleveland ends with crash into 2 people; 1 man seriously injured (video)

  Significant winter storm expected to impact Northeast Ohio in two waves

  Federal dollars available to reimburse families for funeral costs related to COVID-19 deaths

Family of 2 young Northeast Ohioans missing for nearly 2 weeks fear couple is in danger

  More than 100 cats rescued from hoarding situation find safety at Akron animal rescue

  Man arrested for murder in December home invasion in Akron

  A Super Bowl Sunday like no other, but did people follow the safety protocols?

  University Hospitals first in Northeast Ohio to vaccinate 900 people with developmental disabilities

  Cleveland area sports bars and restaurants banking on takeout orders to score big on Super Bowl Sunday

  Scared neighbors in Euclid say raccoons have taken up residence in their roof and they want them gone

  Cleveland company produces commercial for Super Bowl LV (video)

  Widespread, on-going snow in Northeast Ohio could make for tricky morning commute to work

  Warrensville Heights pastor gets vaccine to encourage other minorities to do the same

  19 News Troubleshooters get results for young mother who had no water or heat in her apartment

  ODJFS tech upgrades are ready; Agency can now take more pandemic-related unemployment applications

  Resident files lawsuit against Cleveland Police claiming he was profiled and arrested while picking up groceries day after May riots