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

Pence is currently the morning anchor at CBS4/WTTV in Indianapolis owned by Tribune Broadcasting. Pence started this role in August of 2015. Pence’s “Nicole In Your Neighborhood” weekly franchise highlights local businesses with Yelp Indy.

Pence most recently 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).

Pence joined Tribune (FOX59/CBS4) in June 2014 to help launch a brand new newscast, “FOX59 NewsPoint at 11PM.” NewsPoint is a unique alternative to a traditional newscast.

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.

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 and the mother of twin boys.

Pence is involved with several Central Indiana organizations, including Make-A-Wish, Pacers Cares, and the DePauw University Alumni Association. Pence was appointed to the DePauw University Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media Advisory Board in August of 2015.

Twitter: @nicolepence
Instagram: @nicolepence

Recent Articles
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    Fishers’ Café Korea offers affordable, authentic Korean dishes

    FISHERS, Ind. – The people at Café Korea know authenticity is the key to bringing dishes to life. The popular spot is located in Fishers at 7262 Fishers Crossing Dr. Yelpers say you can get a taste of Korea from the people who know it best. “Korean food, the biggest thing is that it is healthy for you,” said Jonathan Jun of the family-owned restaurant. He and his mother, executive chef Julie Bang, prepare homemade “Seoul food.” “We use fresh […]

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    Indy Tacos serves up affordable, authentic Mexican cuisine

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you need to sum up Indy Tacos, just think of friendly people cooking up authentic Mexican food. The South Broad Ripple spot is popular with Indy Yelpers because the restaurant, 2196 E. 54th St., Indianapolis, satisfies your taste buds and wallet. “It is the real concept of Mexican tacos here in Indianapolis,” said Francisco Campos with Indy Tacos. 4 Things You Need to Know Yelpers love the chunky guacamole that is made to order. The flavor […]

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    With a New Year, get a makeover at The New You Salon

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A New Year means it’s time for a new you! If you’re looking for a makeover, Indy Yelpers recommend The New You Salon, 4507 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis. “We are brand new to the area but not brand new in the business. Been doing it for a while!” said Vu Tran, who opened the Castleton salon in October with his wife, Dolcie. “We want to create a relationship between the customer and us,” he said. “It’s not […]

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    New Day Craft is Indiana’s premier mead and cider maker in Fountain Square neighborhood

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Find your way to New Day Craft to try ciders and meads! It’s a local spot Yelpers love in Indianapolis. New Day Craft is on Prospect Street in the Fountain Square neighborhood.  New Day Craft has been making mead and cider in Indiana for the last 11 years. 4 Things You Need to Know about New Day Craft There is usually about ten or so meads and ciders available, so Yelpers recommend a tasting of six for $5, […]

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    Four Day Ray Brewing focuses on substance over style in Fishers

    FISHERS, Ind. – Four Day Ray’s logic is simple: Flavor over fashion, substance over style! The craft brewery is located in the Fisher’s Nickel Plate District and serves high-quality brews and eats. “Four Day Ray is actually a slang term for a rail employee that calls off work for one day a week. We like celebrating the three day weekend,” says owner Brian Graham. Four Day Ray Brewing draws inspiration from their location in the Nickel Plate District in Fishers […]

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    FoxGardin offers casual atmosphere and high quality food in Fortville

    FORTVILLE, Ind. – It’s time for a road trip this winter! You can head northeast to a popular gastropub tucked away on Main Street in Fortville. FoxGardin offers a casual atmosphere and high quality food that Yelpers say is worth the drive! “We want people to see how fun this little area is,” explains Chef Jake Burgess. FoxGardin is only a few minutes off I-69 in Fortville. The restaurant opened in July of last year. “It’s kind of a concept […]

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    Sophia’s Bridal Tux and Prom expands in Southport to sell formal attire in a 10,000-square-foot store

    SOUTHPORT, Ind. –  It’s not just about the final decision, but the experience leading up to it! Sophia’s Bridal Tux & Prom recently opened a brand new space on Southport Road just off I-65 in Indianapolis. It’s the perfect spot to find the perfect gown for any formal occasion! “We love being here as a small town within the city that feels quaint,”says owner Jessica Limeberry. Say “Yes to the Dress” at Sophia’s Bridal Tux & Prom. The bridal boutique just […]

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    CBS4 supports WZPL Request-A-Thon to raise money for Hoosier children with life-threatening medical conditions

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    Northside Kitchenette offers an upscale vibe for breakfast and lunch in Broad Ripple

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