Nicole Cross joined the KVUE news team in October 2017 as an anchor/reporter.
Nicole Cross is an Emmy Award-nominated journalist who came to KVUE from KTBS, the ABC affiliate in Shreveport, Louisiana. She also worked as a morning anchor at KNOE/KAQY, the CBS and ABC affiliate in Monroe, Louisiana, where she won four Associated Press awards for Best Breaking News and Best Daytime Newscast among others.
She also contributed health and wellness segments at those stations, and was a host of Moms Everyday, a nationally syndicated talk show that focused on parenting issues.
Before that she worked at KAVU, the ABC affiliate in Victoria, Texas, where she worked as a multi-media journalist, producer, anchor and host of Community Crossroads, a lifestyle program covering current affairs, community events and health and wellness topics.
Some memorable stories Nicole has covered include President Barack Obama's visit to Louisiana, Louisiana’s 2016 gubernatorial inauguration and the historic March 2016 flood. Nicole created popular franchise segments including "Great Health with Doctor Nicole" and "KNOE Student News."
Nicole has also covered the 2014 American Music Awards show, the Ferguson grand jury decision, the memorial for actor/philanthropist Paul Walker, the re-opening of One World Trade Center in New York City, and the 2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs' victory celebration.
Nicole has produced stories from across the country, some of which were picked up by national television networks such as CNN and CBS News. She’s interviewed such celebrities as Quincy Jones, actor Lammon Rucker, Duck Dynasty’s Jep and Jessica Robertson, film actor Ed Helms, journalist Nancy O’Dell, comedians David and Tamela Mann, Marlon Wayans and Rickey Minor, band leader for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Nicole has received numerous community service awards, was voted "Best News Anchor" in the ArkLaMiss and was featured in DeltaStyle Magazine.
Before launching a career in journalism, Nicole worked as a licensed psychotherapist with a Ph.D. in counselor education from Sam Houston State University. Nicole has taught at several universities including the University of Houston and Liberty University.
She’s also worked as the Director of Counseling Services at Texas Southern University and as the Director of Behavioral Health for the Potter’s House of Dallas – a 30,000 member church led by popular Bishop and talk show host T.D. Jakes. While there she worked as Jakes’ spokesperson. It was in this role that Nicole had the initial thought to build a bridge from counseling to journalism. To the newsroom she brings added value from 15 years of counseling, crisis management and public speaking experience. Nicole, who is conversant in English and Spanish, also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and speech communication from Sam Houston State University, a training certificate in biblical counseling and a masters in behavioral science. Most recently, she completed an intensive course of study in broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy and was honored as a Distinguished Alumni.
Prior to embarking upon a career as a multimedia journalist, Nicole founded Dr. Nicole Enterprises where she used her innovative teaching techniques to train individuals and businesses in effective communication practices. Through this venture, Dr. Nicole became a much sought-after speaker to several different vertical markets including work as a professor for the University of Houston, as well as a recurring role as a relationship expert and radio commentator for Sunny 99.1 and Majic 102, in Houston.
Nicole is a native of Houston, Texas. When not working, she enjoys family time, Zumba, traveling and mentoring youth.
- Photos taken by KVUE's John Gusky at 2nd Street District in Austin