Nicole Madden is the WCCB’s Chief Meteorologist, providing the morning forecasts on News Rising on WCCB Charlotte’s CW. Nicole joined the WCCB Charlotte weather team in August 2017.
She comes to us from KSLA in Shreveport, LA where she was the Weekday News Now at 4pm Meteorologist.
Nicole spent the first three years forecasting for the ArkLaTex. From tornado outbreaks in Dixie Alley to the Red River Flood of 2015 and again in 2016 to wildfires, flash flooding from Tropical Storm Bill and yes, even winter weather – she has experienced nearly everything Mother Nature has to offer. Not only was Nicole forecasting in the studio, but she took her expertise into the elements to track storms and cover the aftermath of the not so nice side of Mother Nature.
She also loves to get out into the community and do personal event forecasts from different towns in each and every county in the viewing area.
Nicole graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology and a minor in Mathematics. She is an active member of the American Meteorological Society. Prior to her degree at FSU, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her Bachelor’s of Science and a dual degree of Business and Communication.
When Nicole doesn’t have her head in the clouds she loves playing with her rescue pup, Colby, traveling and watching the ‘Noles and New York Jets during football season.