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

Man brandishing gun shot by undercover agents in suspected attempted carjacking or robbery, DEA says

Parma police will not pursue criminal charges in ‘Eggate’ controversy

Third state temporarily shuts down Johnson & Johnson vaccination site after several people suffer adverse reactions

Police investigate ‘Eggate’ after Northeast Ohio parents report paying for Easter egg drops that never materialized

An Ohio state representative is among those hoping to ban the idea of digital COVID vaccine passports

  GRAPHIC: ‘I just killed my son after hearing voices,’ Parma, Ohio dad tells 911 dispatcher

Ohio judge rules the CDC overstepped its authority by implementing the eviction ban

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

Governor says school students will no longer be required to quarantine if exposed to the virus at school

Federal moratorium on evictions ends in less than two weeks; local agencies could be flooded with rental assistance requests

New details unfold on the kidnapping and rescue of an Akron area nurse and the murder of her mother

Cleveland Clinic-Akron General ICU nurse with COVID-19 documents her hospitalization, journey with virus

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

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

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

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

4 bodies identified after possible Shaker Heights murder-suicide

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

Akron Police investigating sudden deaths of 43-year-old man and young daughter found in driveway as homicides

  Hundreds gather in Akron to protest the death of George Floyd

Could meat supply be in jeopardy due to coronavirus?