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
  • Get locally sourced meat cut to order at Saint Adrian Meats & Sausage in Lebanon

    LEBANON, Ind. – Get locally sourced, fresh food from the farm to your table. That’s the idea at Lebanon’s Saint Adrian Meats & Sausage, where they offer the freshest cuts of any meat you need, all right here from Indiana. In 2010, Ryan West moved to a small farm in Boone County and started raising livestock for his own beef, chicken, pork and lamb. He sold the extra to friends and family—and soon realized plenty of Hoosiers wanted a taste! […]

  • Experience the seasons and tastes of the Caribbean at Jamaican Style Jerk

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – You can experience authentic cuisine at Jamaican Style Jerk. Kahni Harris is in his seventh year of bringing Jamaican-style cuisine to Indy. Jamaican Style Jerk, 7023 Michigan Rd., uses a charcoal grill all year-round to prepare its jerk chicken and pork. “We bring our seasons straight from the island of Jamaica,” said Harris. “Powder seasons from Jamaica, we can’t disclose.” Harris said it’s all about the flavor. “It’s like home away from home. That’s what we want […]

  • Enjoy unique Taiwanese fare at Broad Ripple’s Youmi Crepes and Bubble Tea

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The boba tea trend is taking hold in Broad Ripple! “We haven’t had anything in Indiana,” said Ivy Ly, who opened Youmi Crepes and Bubble Tea at 823 Broad Ripple Ave. to give central Indiana a taste of Taiwan. “(It’s a) good idea for people to see another country’s food.” Boba tea—also known in the U.S. as bubble tea—is a mixture of tapioca pearls and milk tea. “You pick your tea base. It can be milk based […]

  • Get unique, healthy and gluten-free options at Lebanon’s Fig Tree Café

    LEBANON, Ind. – Lebanon’s Fig Tree Café may just be the perfect spot for a lunch road trip. Located at 109 N. Meridian St. right off I-65 in Lebanon, the owners use natural and local ingredients to make their unique, ever-changing lunch items. Fig Tree Café, which sits on the Square in Lebanon, offers a casual, cozy atmosphere that mirrors an old-fashioned ice cream spot. Bethany and Levi Deaton own the business and live right down the street. “It is […]

  • Circle City Industrial Complex offers space for businesses, unique spots for events

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – If you’re looking for a unique place to host an event or house your local business, consider the Circle City Industrial Complex. Located at 1125 E. Brookside Ave. in Indianapolis, the complex near the intersection of Mass Ave and Brookside spans nearly half a mile on the near east side. “It’s a production and fabrication incubator. It’s the market that hasn’t been served,” said Larry Jones, designer of the Circle City Industrial Complex. 4 Things You Need […]

  • Experience authentic Vietnamese cuisine at Westfield’s Super Bowl Pho

    WESTFIELD, Ind. – A taste of Vietnam in your own backyard. That’s the promise of Super Bowl Pho, which makes authentic Vietnamese food from recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Tony Nguyen and his uncle opened the business, located at 112 E. Main St. in Westfield, to focus on their family heritage. “My uncle and I, this is our baby,” Nguyen said. “We started it from scratch, and we want everything to be perfect.” The restaurant […]

  • Urban Chalkboard offers playtime for kids and parents in Carmel

    CARMEL, Ind. – With a mix of coffee, play and leisure, Urban Chalkboard is the perfect place to take a break and spend quality time with the little ones. Located at 452 E. Carmel Dr. in Carmel, the business was started by two moms. Urban Chalkboard offers interactive and learning-based classes and activities for children and adults. “We are a play café. It is a mix between a local coffee shop and the Children’s Museum,” said Jessica Beer with Urban […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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