Nickie graduated with a BA in Communications from Winthrop College in Rock Hill. She grew up in Roebuck, which is in Spartanburg County.
Before coming to News 13, Nickie worked at WGSE, an independent station in Myrtle Beach. Nickie leads an active life outside of her television work.
She is on the Advisory Committee for Francis Marion University’s Broadcasting Department. Nickie volunteers her time in many ways, whether it be for the American Cancer Societ’y’s Relay for Life or speaking to school, civic, and church groups.
On numerous occasions, she has been named Best TV Personality by the The Morning News. She was voted Outstanding Participant of the Year by the Leadership class of 1995-96. Leadership Florence is a program of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. In 1998, the Reader’s Poll Awards from Five O’clock Friday publication presented her with the “Best TV News Anchor” award.
She received the Gold Ribbon Award in 1999 from the Pee Dee Regional Breastfeeding Coalition. That same year she served as Honorary Chairperson for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica. In March of 2004, The South Carolina Medical Association presented Nicole with the Television Journalism Award. The award was given based on a series of reports concerning the problem of Childhood Obesity. In April 2005, Nicole Boone received two awards from the South Carolina Associated Press Broadcast Awards contest. Infertility: A Count on Health Special Report (1st place Series Reporting, 2nd place Health Reporting).
Nicole was also honored by the girl Scout Council of the Pee Dee Region in South Carolina as a “Mary Dean Brewer Women of Achievement” recipient. This annual event recognizes women who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership and excellence in their personal and professional endeavors. This same year she was also voted a finalist for Best TV Personality for the Readers’ Choice Awards from the Horry Independent newspaper.
One of her most memorable assignments includes a trip to California. She traveled to Hollywood for a special series of reports on the stars of CBS Daytime. During that trip, she even appeared as an extra on the Young and Restless.
But the thing she’s most proud of and thankful for is her two healthy children.