Nicole A. Childers

Nicole A. Childers is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast news executive in Los Angeles. Nicole is one of a select few national news executives to win a major journalism award across platforms (TV, radio, and online). Throughout Childers’ extensive career, she has proven to be an innovative, dynamic and creative visionary, thinker and leader, always on the cutting edge of New Media and technology. Currently, she is an Executive Producer at American Public Media for Marketplace Morning Report, overseeing the management and production of the program that reach more than 8.5 million people on public radio stations nationwide. Within her first nine months, Childers increased listenership of Marketplace Morning Report by more than 50%. In 2017, she pitched then led the development and launch of an international business show that has become a daily co-production between Marketplace and the BBC World Service. She also served on the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. Childers is also a regular on-air contributor for the BBC, appearing live on their one-hour business show, Business Matters. Before joining APM, she was the Senior Producer managing the launch of Fusion: the ABC News/Univision cable TV network venture. In February of 2021, she helped launch “Reparations: The Big Payback” a podcast about reparations for Black Americans hosted by Erika Alexander and Whitney Dow produced by iHeart Media and Color Farm Media. "Journalists are facing unprecedented attacks around the world. As both a journalist who still reports in the field both domestically and internationally and as a news leader; I think its imperative that we learn how to protect ourselves and our peers. I look forward to taking part in this fellowship that will enable me to train journalists in how to protect themselves."

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