Nicole Nalepa comes to WFSB from from WWLP-TV/22News in Springfield, MA where she anchored the early morning weekday newscast. She also served as the senior weekday morning reporter and early morning show producer.
During her time at 22News, Nicole covered a wide-range of stories across the Northeast. She was one of the first live, on-scene reporters from Western Massachusetts during the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect; CNN aired several of her live reports from Watertown, MA. Just days after Hurricane Sandy paralyzed parts of the Northeast, Nicole accompanied local pilots who were delivering aid to one of the hardest hit areas in New Jersey, and documented her journey. She also covered the deadly tornado that ripped through Western MA on June 1st, 2011 and was part of the news team that won two Emmys and an AP Award for the 2011 coverage.
Nicole graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Communications from Westfield State University. She has had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best writers, producers, reporters and anchors in the industry. Nicole was selected for a post-grad summer internship at CBS News in New York City on the "Evening News with Katie Couric." She also interned at WFXT-Fox 25 in Boston and WWLP.
Nicole is excited to be a part of the #1 news station in Connecticut. She's also happy to be situated closer to her family in New York.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys singing, jamming on her guitar and piano, writing, baking, running, skiing, photography, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She is also very active with her Alma mater and returns regularly for speaking engagements. Nicole serves on the Executive Council for the Westfield State Alumni Association, and co-chairs the WSU Homecoming Planning Committee. In addition, she's a member of the Digital Media Production Advisory Board at Springfield Technical Community College.
In October 2013, Nicole was named the "2013-2014 Top Female TV Personality to watch" by Western Massachusetts Women Magazine.