An Omagh native, Nicola first began her career in local journalism covering news, politics, features and sports stories at one of west Tyrone’s busiest weekly newspapers.
Graduating from Ulster University with a BA Hons in English and a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), Nicola has led a varied career so far, working across the public and private sectors.
A lover of writing, Nicola brings with her experience of penning press releases, copy writing, content generation, social media management and events organisation.
Favourite food: Anything Italian.
Favourite book: Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens is the best book I’ve read in a long time!
Favourite animal: I’m a huge animal lover but it would have to be horses
Favourite platform: A toss up between Instagram and TikTok
Hobbies and interests: Horse riding, ballroom dancing, practicing mindfulness, meditation, reading and travelling
Where’s the coolest place you’ve travelled? In 2015 I was living and working in New York for a few months. When my visa was coming to an end, I took a road trip across the country and got to explore cities like Philadelphia, Nashville, New Orleans, Austin and Los Angeles. I also watched the sun rise over the Grand Canyon and spent a night with the Navajo Indian tribe in Monument Valley – it was the best experience!
Have you ever met a celebrity? When I was about eight-years-old, I met The Corrs. They were performing a concert in my hometown and I was a huge fan at the time. I randomly met Puff Daddy (or P Diddy, whatever he calls himself) while on holiday in France and Dame Judy Dench in Central Park in New York.