Nicole Valinote joined KTTC and Fox 47 News as the social media and digital content manager in June 2019.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Newspaper and Online Journalism from Syracuse University in 2019. Go orange! When she wasn’t running around the city working on stories, she was working to complete minors in French and English Textual Studies. She spent one semester studying in France.
Before coming to Rochester, she worked as a reporting intern for Syracuse.com, focusing mainly on featuring local businesses and nonprofits. Some of her favorite stories included a feature on a local sustainable clothing brand and a nonprofit that builds beds for children in need. She values storytelling that gives people the information they need to make informed decisions and that inspires people to make a difference in their community.
For two summers, she worked as a reporting intern for The Record-Review, a newspaper in Katonah, NY. She has also written for a variety of other publications along the way.
Although she grew up in the small town of Bedford, just outside of New York City, she was born in Chicago and is excited to return to the Midwest!
Aside from her love of journalism, her other favorite pastimes are singing in the car, drinking coffee and traveling.