Nicole Boone has been a part of the WBTW family since 1989. After 30 years at the News 13 station, she retired from her full-time role at the main anchor desk and is currently the special events anchor for the station. Mrs. Boone joined the Carolina Forest Rotary Club via Zoom from her home in Rockhill, SC.
WBTW first went on air in Florence, SC as Hurricane Hazel hit the coast in 1954 (still a major part of its coverage today)! The birthplace of Nicole was in the small town in the Upstate of South Carolina called Roebuck. Her current residence is just over an hour from her hometown and family. Boone attended Winthrop College, where she met her now-husband thirty years ago!
Boone is quite proud of WBTW being awarded number one television station on the market and number one ratings in newscasts. Another accomplishment of Nicole Boone and Bob Juback, Boone’s long-time partner at the anchor desk, was being one of the longest-running anchor teams in the country at twenty-seven years at the anchor desk. Nicole approached her network and asked to not retire full time but come back once a month as a special events news anchor. She is able to continue her representation for her network, stay connected to her followers, and still be a part of television news.
Today’s news is quite different from the past due to technology. Viewers want their news fast and on different platforms, like Twitter and text alerts. Nicole urges the importance of balancing factual journalism with serving the urgency of getting information out.
Thank you for joining us, Nicole Boone!