Nicole Nalepa

 

Nicole Nalepa is the anchor of Connecticut’s leading morning newscast, “Eyewitness News This Morning."

Since she came to WFSB in December 2013, she has been waking up Connecticut starting at 4:30 A.M. every weekday morning. In addition to serving as news anchor, Nicole wears many different hats at the station. She has been the host of weekly segments and franchises including: "Surprise Squad", "Family Friday", What's Going On" and "Lost & Pound". Recently, she has been able to hone in on her love of positive storytelling and helping others with her latest segment called, "The Bright Spot". Nicole started doing this back in March 2020--when the pandemic hit--and has been churning out stories 5-7 days a week, to this day.

Before coming to Connecticut, Nicole spent several years anchoring and reporting in the mornings at WWLP in Springfield, MA. 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 and her coverage contributed to an Emmy-winning newscast. 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 Massachusetts in 2011, and was part of the news team that won two Emmys and an AP Award for the coverage.

Nicole graduated from Westfield State University with a Communication degree. She was selected for a post-grad internship at CBS News in New York on the "Evening News with Katie Couric.”

When she’s not on-air, Nicole keeps very busy in the community. She's currently involved with groups such as the "Community Music School”, "CT Dog Gone Recovery Volunteers", "Hope After Loss", "Autism Families CONNECTicut", "CRIS Radio" and the "Channel 3 Kids Camp". Nicole also dedicates much of her free time visiting local schools, reading to students, emceeing numerous events, and raising money for charity. Perhaps her greatest achievement yet has been becoming a mother. She and her husband welcomed their first child in May 2019. Nicole is also a proud dog mom to 'Ringo'.

You can follow Nicole on Twitter or Instagram--her handle is: @NicoleNalepaTV. Her Facebook account can be reached by heading here: www.facebook.com/nicolenalepatv. You can also contact Nicole via email: nicole.nalepa@wfsb.com.

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