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Nice to meet you, I joined the CW33 team in November 2017 to escape the cold, and of course to follow my dream to tell community stories that make a difference.

Before moving to Dallas, I was working at the NBC/CBS affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota as a Crime and Safety Multi-Media Journalist. I covered some major murder cases, as well as investigated stories that brought resolution for victims.

I graduated from North Dakota State University, you know, the football team that often goes to Frisco and wins national championship after national championship. GO BISON!

I’m proud to say I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota! The land of 10,000 lakes and my beautiful family that taught me the importance of community. I enjoy cooking, eating, fitness, shooting video and photography. I love that our station allows us to bring a creative element into telling the stories that belong to you, the people of Texas.

Got a story? I’d be honored to tell it, send me an email at nicole.johnson@cw33.com, or follow me on social media.


Recent Articles
  • Dallas dog ‘Rusty’ granted temporary stay after being ordered put down for biting child

    DALLAS– It began with this two-year-old boy. He was bitten during a Dallas Pets Alive adoption event in December by a dog named Rusty. A judge ordered Rusty to be put down on Tuesday, but now everything has changed. This petition, with thousands of signatures, could save his life! Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? That`s exactly how Lamb of God was saved after being placed on doggie death row.       But, the battle isn`t over for Rusty. Right now, […]

  • 3-year-old Sherin Mathews’ father could face the death penalty

    DALLAS– The adoptive father of 3-year-old Sherin Mathews could face the death penalty. The Richardson girl was reported missing in October and was found dead in a culvert weeks later. Both of her parents were already in jail, but now the grand jury has decided to indict her father, Wesley Mathews for capital murder. “We will be tenacious, we will be persistent, and we will prosecute this case to the fullest.” says Dallas County District Attorney, Faith Johnson. “The punishment […]

  • A little (short lived) snow in North Texas wasn’t all it was cracked up to be

    DALLAS– We don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like the snowy season is finally hitting North Texas. Well, some people like it. Finally we get snow in North Texas! pic.twitter.com/NIbLE20iVQ — Britt Myer (@SpeaksBrittlish) January 11, 2018 However, it didn’t last long. Woo! We got a whole 20 minutes of snow in Texas — Mr. Ridgway (@AndrewRidgway) January 11, 2018 Some drivers were panicking over it, but it wasn’t all it was cracked up […]

  • Hey Dallas parking lot posers, the community is watching you!

    DALLAS–  You better watch out, parking lot posers. The community is coming for ya. Recently, we told you about people, particularly in Deep Ellum claiming to be parking employees, and asking for money. But, the gig is up, if you read the signs you know that for most parking lots you`re never supposed to pay an attendant. Period. Now that you`re up to speed on that, watch this video of two men who are trying to raise awareness. (Courtesy: Jason […]

  • Homeless Texans stop by traveling RV to take a hot shower

    PLANO — How would you describe a hot shower? Some say a basic need, others call it a luxury. Lance Olinski, founder of Streetside Showers says everyone deserves a shower. “What we are trying to do is restore some dignity.” He had an RV made with two bathrooms inside, and for a few months has been driving it around North Texas. He parks it at certain locations and homeless people stop by to take a shower. “It really becomes more […]

  • Flu season in North Texas so bad this year, for many, vaccine isn’t cutting it

    DALLAS– It’s no secret, the flu season is bad this year. Texas caught the bug worse than other states. Nearly 5,000 people in Dallas County alone have it and almost 2,000 went to the hospital because of it. Monday, Methodist Dallas Medical Center was only taking emergency cases, sending away ambulances with cases than weren’t urgent. Speaking of urgent, UrgentCare2Go is busier than ever. Dr. Nilesh Nangrani says, “I`m seeing patients back to back.” You don`t even have to leave […]

  • 14-year-old dying of brain cancer named Dallas Police Chief for a day

    DALLAS– It began with a friendship between Dallas Police Officer Raashid Brown and 14-year-old Ayodeji Adekilekun. The two met at the teen’s school while the officer was patrolling. Over the next two months Officer Brown watched the smart charming student go from healthy and happy to a teenager unable to get out of bed. He’s fighting terminal brain cancer and likely won’t have long to live. However, the bond between the officers and the young boy lead to a dream […]

  • Cold snap causing problems around country, leaving some stranded in Dallas

    DALLAS — If you usually start a conversation off talking about the weather, oh boy! You have a lot of material. A cold snap has made some places more frigid than Mars. Sharks are literally freezing to death. Public schools in a few states have totally shut down. Winter storm disruption:– Over 40,000 people in Virginia and North Carolina have lost power– Schools closed Thursday in New York and Boston– About 3-6 inches of snow are expected in Philadelphia, 4-8 […]

  • Frisco welcomes Bison football fans with open arms

    FRISCO– There is football game in Frisco this weekend that you probably aren`t going to. In fact, you might not even know who is playing, unless you live in the Frisco area. Or maybe you’re a big fan of Carson Wentz. We are talking about North Dakota State University Football, hailing from Fargo. Hungrier than ever, @NDSUfootball is back in Frisco and has its eyes on the program's sixth national title in seven years.#FCSChampionshiphttps://t.co/GtIfkBrW1V — FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) January 3, […]

  • Icy roads have North Texans sliding into the new year

    DALLAS– We`re sliding into the new year, quite literally. Yes, we are talking about ice. Some people aren’t too happy about having to scrape their cars, but the real trouble is the dangerous road conditions. Some people made jokes about it. So, basically,…… @DFWscanner @NRHPD @wfaaweather pic.twitter.com/JqfrQ6LrOU — Zima Princess (@zimaprincess) December 31, 2017 But, the reality is, the slick roads have caused at least 100 crashes across Dallas and Fort Worth. More than a dozen of those crashes were […]