Board Member

Nicole Avery Nichols – Board Member


Nicole Avery Nichols is a journalist and storyteller, and the newly appointed editor of the Detroit Free Press.

As a reporter for various newspapers and magazines, Nicole has covered everything from immigrant resettlement to the Million Man March to the desperate search for lost loved ones after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. While rising through the editing ranks at the Detroit Free Press in the 2000s, she led coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, the #MeToo movement, the opioid crisis, and much more.

Nicole’s favorite journalism centers people, and her work continuously amplifies the voices of those who have historically been forced to whisper. A native New Yorker, Nicole completed her undergraduate studies at Tuskegee University and earned her master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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