Nicole is thrilled to be back with Fox8 as a part of the Morning News team.

This is the second time around at Fox8 for Nicole, who was a reporter with the station from 2007-2009. She left to join WTVF, the CBS affiliate in Nashville, during the fall of 2009. While there, Nicole covered several major stories, including the historic flood of 2010.

Love brought Nicole back to Greensboro. She and her husband Tolly are proud parents of a baby girl.

Nicole is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, and Syracuse University, where she received a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism.

In 2012, Nicole was awarded a fellowship through the International Center for Journalists in Washington, D.C. She traveled to Beijing to report on the growing North Carolina furniture and agriculture exports to China. She was also a part of the Fox 8 News Team covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and its impact on North Carolina.

In addition to reporting live, breaking news for the morning show, Nicole produces the Forever Family series, teaming up with Seven Homes to find North Carolina children in foster care permanent, safe and loving homes.

Nicole has also enjoyed being an adjunct communications instructor at several local colleges, including her alma mater.

Nicole is a member of the WSSU Board of Visitors, and volunteers with the Winston-Salem chapter of the March of Dimes. She’s also an advocate for military families, as she grew up an Army Brat.

Nicole loves to hear from viewers, so when you have a chance, shoot her an email at You can also find her on twitter at @NewsWithNicole and on Facebook at

Recent Articles
  • Emergency cold weather shelter opens in Winston-Salem

    An emergency cold weather homeless shelter opens its doors tonight in Winston-Salem. Located at First Baptist Church in downtown, the entrance to the 30-capacity shelter is along Spruce Street. Doors open at 8:15 p.m., and the overnight facility will operate through February 28th. Operations are a joint effort between downtown congregations, the City of Winston-Salem and several non-profits. Volunteers to man overnight hours and donate are asked to call 336-829-6562 or visit

  • N.C. A&T celebrates 53rd anniversary of Greensboro sit-ins [Video]

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — In this video, Nicole Ferguson reports live from North Carolina A&T State University as the school celebrates the 53rd anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins.

  • Tax experts offer advice for filing in 2013 [Video]

    The fiscal cliff deal delay is having an impact on tax e-filing this year, and you may have to work a little harder to claim your dependents.  These are just a few tax season need-to-knows. In the video above, Liberty Tax Service’s Reed Prevatte talks with Nicole Ferguson as they kick off 24-hour business hours for the next week.

  • Kernersville hospital staff ‘Go Red’ for Women’s Heart Month

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — February is Women’s Heart Month and the Kernersville Medical Center’s Women’s Heart Center staff is helping ladies “Go Red.” They joined Nicole Ferguson on Thursday morning for several heart-related tests everyone should go through.  They also talked about upcoming events. For appointments or more information, call (336) 277-1880.

  • W-S/Forsyth County school board reviews applicants for new superintendent

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board will begin reviewing applicants for the system’s superintendent position Thursday morning. There are 33 applicants coming from 14 states and one U.S. territory.  The system is not releasing information on whether there are local candidates in the pool. No public announcement will be made Thursday.  The narrowed field will go into private interviews as the next set.  The school system used the N.C. School Association as a search firm to assist in […]

  • Hundreds gather for Greensboro’s annual MLK Jr. breakfast

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — An estimated 800 people gathered Monday morning in Greensboro for the city’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast. Former Maryland congressman, national NAACP CEO and best-selling author Kweisi Mfume spoke with Nicole Ferguson ahead of his address.

  • Pilot tried to avoid homes before deadly plane crash

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — One person was killed Wednesday morning when a small plane went down near a residential area after taking off from the Burlington airport, officials said. The single-engine Pilatus PC-12 aircraft crashed around 6 a.m. near the North Park Community Center at the intersection of Sharpe Road and Melrose Drive. The pilot, 57-year-old David Gamble of Greensboro — a LabCorp employee — died, Burlington police spokesperson Chris Verdeck said. Gamble is a graduate of Clemson University and has […]

  • Greensboro high school receives grant to promote safe teen driving

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro high school is among 25 nationwide awarded a grant to promote safe teen driving. Students from the Middle College at Bennett received the $2,000 award from State Farm Insurance’s Project Ignition.  It’s a pre-cursor to a $7,500 award competition, and the students will use it to launch a local campaign for safe driving in Guilford County high schools and Greensboro shopping centers. In the video above, Nicole Ferguson speaks with students about the project.

  • Voluntary gun turn-in event underway in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The City of Greensboro is hosting a two-day event allowing people to anonymously dispose of unwanted guns and ammunition. The idea for the voluntary “Safe Surrender” event was suggested by Councilwoman Dianne Bellamy-Small following the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Bellamy-Small, a former Greensboro police officer, said sensitivity to gun violence is not new in the community. Safe Surrender is offered year-round through the police department, but the public events are an […]

  • Twenty displaced after Greensboro apartment fire

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Twenty people are out of their homes after a fire damaged a Greensboro apartment complex late Wednesday night. Firefighters responded around 11:30 p.m. to the Mallard Lake Apartments at 2911 Cottage Place off Lawndale Drive, where the two-alarm fire damaged eight units. Officials determined the blaze started as a grease fire while a resident was cooking.  Deputy Chief Todd Lynch said the resident has stepped away from the fire  for a moment and when he came back […]

  • ‘Stars in Danger’ to premiere at 8 p.m. on FOX8

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Triad jewel is featured in Fox’s latest reality series. Stars in Danger: The High Dive premiers at 8 p.m. Wednesday on FOX8. In the video above, Nicole Ferguson goes behind the scenes with the celebrities, who filmed part of the show in the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

  • Forever Family: Antonio

    Antonio is an all-American boy — charming, smart, and lots of personality. But what he doesn’t have is a permanent place to call home. To learn more about adopting Antonio or any of the other children we feature, call Seven Homes Forever Family at 888-365-FAMILY or visit

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