Joining the RTV6 team is a homecoming for Nicole Griffin. She grew up in Indianapolis.
Nicole is a Ben Davis and Ball State alumni.
In effort to start her career in broadcasting, she took a job at 1011 News, the CBS station in Lincoln, NE. Nicole did everything from producing overnight newscasts to covering crime for the evening newscasts.
She is excited to be home and closer to family.
Nicole looks forward to covering stories in Indianapolis that matter to you. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports and trying out new restaurants.
Q: Why did you decide to pursue television news as a career?
A: I love telling stories. I am also just a very curious person and tend to ask a lot of questions. Being able to give a voice to people who otherwise would not have one is a powerful tool. Being a reporter also allows you to get to know your community and the people living in it.
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first job was helping my mom raise money for my dance classes by working at the RCA Dome in the concession stands. After that, I worked at Red Lobster in high school.
Q: What is on your DVR?
A: Scandal, First 48, The Challenge, Dateline, Quantico, Blacklist & Keeping up with the Kardashians
Q: What is favorite way to spend a day off?
A: Hanging out with my family.
Q: Favorite restaurant in Indy?
A: The Eagle
Q: Most challenging part of your job?
A: Talking to people who are dealing with a loss or a tragedy.
Q: Most memorable story you ever covered?
A: I am loving getting to cover the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I grew up in Wayne Township, so this is really cool for me.
Q: Favorite book, movie?
A: Movies: Save the Last Dance, Focus
Q: Favorite vacation spot?
Q: What is your proudest career moment?
A: Getting this position at RTV6 in my hometown!
Q: Do you have any pets?
Q: When I am not at work I am…
A: Trying out a new restaurant, spending time with family or relaxing at home.
Q: What advice would you give someone to get into the business?
A: Be willing to move away to get back to where you want. Work hard. Don’t take no for an answer. I had to go to Lincoln, NE for three years before getting this job in Indy.
Q: What is your favorite childhood memory?
A: Traveling with my family to dance conventions and gymnastic meets. My parents sacrificed so much time, money and energy to make sure I was able to be involved. It made me who I am today!
Q: Did you have a mentor in your career?
A: Several! My high school broadcasting teacher, Dennis Goins. College professors Terry Heifeitz and Phil Bremen. The lead anchor at my last station, Bridget.
Q: If you weren't in your current profession, what would you be doing?
A: I love kids. I think it would be fun to teach dance, cheerleading or gymnastics.
Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
A: Help out my family
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: My career. Getting into the broadcasting field is not easy. You work long hours and it’s very competitive.