Nicole Baker co-anchors WJZ’s noon and 5 p.m. shows.
She is a Philadelphia native with Georgia roots who joined the team in 2018.
After anchoring continuous hurricane coverage, she is thrilled to be back on the East Coast!
Nicole has family across Maryland, Virginia and D.C.
Her passion for people and storytelling began when she was a child. She fell in love with journalism first as a writer, then shadowing her uncle, who was well-known in Philadelphia radio.
He was the one who talked her into television and she never looked back. She accepted her first on-air television job shortly before he passed away.
Prior to joining WJZ, Nicole anchored the morning newscasts at the ABC affiliate in Savannah, Georgia and the NBC affiliate, WJFW in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
While working in Savannah, her investigative story exposing abuse and staffing inadequacies at one of the country’s largest nursing home chain locations led to significant changes
Before graduating with honors from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, Nicole also spent time in newsrooms at WSB-TV and the CNN Headquarters in Atlanta. She was selected to participate in a graduate journalist program at NYU.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists.
When she’s not waking up at 2 a.m., Nicole enjoys cooking, traveling, earning splat points at Orange Theory, volunteering, shopping and snuggling with her maltipoo, Jackson.