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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
  • Ice Cube and Big 3 crew showing Dallas streets some love

    DALLAS– The Big3 playoffs are beginning on Friday night in the Big D. They still got it. #BIG3Playoffs pic.twitter.com/yh2JEqm5SV — Ice Cube (@icecube) August 17, 2018 You know what that means, don’t you? Some big things for the community! Ice Cube, the creator of the Big3, and the crew are in Dallas giving back. A post shared by Ricky Davis (@therickydavislegacyfoundation) on Aug 17, 2018 at 10:18am PDT Before the game, they stopped at the Family Gateway Homeless Shelter to […]

  • Fort Worth man pays big money for billboard, just to bring smiles

    FORT WORTH – The only thing more ridiculous than a new billboard in Fort Worth is the man pictured on it. Okay, his dog, Big Juicy, is pretty ridiculous, too. “If you’re going to be in Texas, especially if you’re from Fort Worth, you got to do it big,” says Eric Love. Alright, there`s something even more outrageous… the price Love paid for the billboard. “At the end of the day, you can`t put a price on passion and love,” […]

  • Ruff Life: Bighetti, aka ‘Big Head’ wants to be your superstar

    DALLAS — There`s one dog in the DFW that`s waiting for you to scoop him up and say, “heyyyy big head!” Bighetti, A.K.A. “Big Head,” is named after the hilarious character big head from the HBO series, Silicon Valley. But, the superstar is not some Hollywood hotshot, Bighetti’s waiting to play it low-key, and hang at your house! He`s had some hard times, but that can`t keep him from smiling. Bighetti was found in Dallas as an injured stray, and […]

  • Dallas city leaders make changes to fight animal cruelty

    DALLAS– Do you remember that group, Just Save the Dog? They are the ones who were pushing for a designated animal cruelty unit in the city of Dallas. We are asking all Dallas residents to contact their Dallas city council members before September 5 and ask them to designate funding for an Animal Cruelty Investigation Unit within the FY19 city budget.https://t.co/y6Qv839EQe…/#animals #love #life #loveanimals #support #hope pic.twitter.com/kZ6fbVi31x — Just Save The Dog (@JustSaveTheDog) July 19, 2018 Do you remember that […]

  • Spice Of Blythe: Spice up your back to school snacks

    DALLAS — On this week’s Spice of Blythe, Blythe Beck says you should spice up snacks for your children. She’s the owner and head chef at Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff. While most kids are dreading going back to class, they don’t have to dread the food you send with them! She has some creative ideas for healthy snacks that won’t make a mess in your car.

  • Dallas restaurant turns dining area into back to school drive

    DALLAS — You know that Dallas Cafe that closes on Mondays to feed the homeless? Well, on this particular Friday they turned the restaurant into basically an entire store for families to go back to school shopping, without the price tag. Well over one thousand kids showed up to get backpacks, uniforms, and backpacks. “We turned it into it last night,” says one of the volunteers. She’s got the toughest job, organizing all the sizes. “Well, we have all of […]

  • Is J. Cole visiting Oak Cliff kids? We hope so!

    DALLAS — Rapper J. Cole just dropped a freestyle with a shoutout to Oak Cliff! “Shout out to Oak Cliff, I’m ’bout to fly to Dallas. Decade from now, I might just buy the Mavericks. What up Mark Cuban?”   It’s the first verse of J. Cole’s new song, talking about summer crime, that’s got those at the Oak Cliff Community Center thinking.  “My mind state feel like the crime in the summertime. Higher than average,” raps J. Cole. “Everybody […]

  • Jewish Temple loves thy neighbor, donates pews to South Dallas Church

    DALLAS — This story begins back in January. A pipe burst at First Fellowship Community Church in South Dallas. “The first thing that I saw when I entered the door was water,” says Pastor George Gregory. “It flooded the sanctuary.” It forced Pastor Gregory to preach in a small room without air conditioning for months. But, their patience is being rewarded. They got a donation that made his jaw drop. Temple Shalom, a Jewish temple in North Dallas heard about […]

  • Emergency responders can live stream cameras at all Frisco schools

    FRISCO– Columbine. Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Santa Fe. All it takes is a mention and parents all around the country hold their children a little tighter. While the thoughts of a school shooting always seem to be in the back our minds, the Frisco School Independent District is already a step ahead. “I don`t think anyone can ever guarantee safety,” says Doug Zambiasi. He’s the Chief Operations Officer at Frisco ISD. “Right now we have over 4,000 cameras in the […]

  • A comeback story: blacked-out Deep Ellum veterans mural to double!

    DALLAS– They say everything is bigger in Texas. While that`s not always the case, it sure applies to this comeback story! Remember this mural that was unveiled by the Green Room in Deep Ellum? America all day everyday 💥Come and see the unveiled mural in Deep Ellum at The Green Room❤️More details including food at the link in bio A post shared by @ dallasgreenroom on Jun 3, 2018 at 3:45pm PDT The work is beginning again for Preston Pannek, […]