Nicole Pence

Journalist in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Nicole Pence is an Emmy award-winning journalist living in Central Indiana.

After 12 years in the business, Pence is currently pausing her television news career to take care of her three young sons.

“I know there will be many days I will miss sitting behind the anchor desk delivering the news and reporting in the community, but I’ll cherish being there for my babies when they need me most,” Pence wrote on her Facebook page on March 8th, 2017.

Pence gave birth to her third son in January after welcoming twin sons the year before in December.

Pence most recently was an anchor/reporter at CBS4/WTTV in Indianapolis owned by Tribune Broadcasting. Pence launched the CBS4 Reads initiative and Nicole In Your Neighborhood weekly franchise series with Yelp Indy in August 2015 while anchoring CBS4 This Morning.

Pence won a regional Emmy award from the NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter for her reporting/anchoring series on David Letterman's retirement from CBS (June 2016).

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Pence first joined Tribune (FOX59/CBS4) in June 2014 to help launch a brand new newscast, "FOX59 NewsPoint at 11PM."

RTNDA awarded FOX59 with an Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in 2016. The NATAS Lower Great Lakes chapter nominated Pence for an Emmy award for her work as the broadcast anchor and co-executive producer of NewsPoint in April of 2015. In the first year, NewsPoint ranked 2nd (Nielson) at 11PM in the Indianapolis market. Pence was also named Most INfluential Social Media Dame in 2014.

Pence has also been heard on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show.

Before coming to CBS4/FOX59, Pence worked at WTHR, WLEX & Indiana's NewsCenter.

A midwestern girl, Pence grew up in Columbus, Indiana. She graduated Cum Laude from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana with a double major in Communication Arts & Sciences and Spanish and a minor in Political Science. She also earned her Master’s of Public Affairs (MPA) from Indiana University-Purdue University at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs Indianapolis with high honors. Pence is married.

Pence is involved with several Central Indiana organizations, including Make-A-Wish and Pacers Cares. Pence is an appointed member of DePauw University's Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.

  • Education
    • DePauw University