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Michele E. Nicholson

Michele NicholsonEducation: Dorman High School, Spartanburg, SC; BA degree with honors, Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications, University of South Carolina; numerous law enforcement specialized public information training courses.

Career: WLTX-TV Columbia South Carolina general assignment news reporter and special assignments reporter; News Director at WFTW-AM and 99FM Fort Walton Beach; Public Information Officer, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office; Okaloosa County Bureau Chief, WEAR-TV Channel 3 Pensacola; co-anchor WFGX-TV NEWS; Host, Emerald Coast Health News; Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer.

Honors and Affiliations: 2017 Nonprofit Communicator of the Year – Florida Public Relations Association NWF Chapter, Public Information Named “Exemplary” OCSO Program by Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission, Member of FWB Rotary, Okaloosa/Walton United Way Marketing Committee, Founding Member of Okaloosa County Commission on Status of Women, AP News Story of Year for medium market, Air Force Armament Museum Board of Directors, Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization.

Personal: Born, Punxsutawney, PA