Nicole McCormick

Alumni of Distinction Award Recipient
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Nicole McCormick

Alumni of Distinction

Nicole McCormick

Award Category
Creative Arts & Design
Award Year
Program of Study
Broadcasting - Television & Communications Media
Graduation Year

Managing Assignment Editor, CityNews Toronto

Nicole McCormick is a successful journalist and passionate advocate for Indigenous peoples. She is from Six Nations of the Grand River in Ohsweken, Ontario, and is a member of the Mohawk Nation, Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

In college, a professor inspired Nicole to bring an Indigenous perspective to her journalism and encouraged her to apply for an internship at a local broadcaster. This opportunity not only set her up to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, but it also affirmed storytelling was her calling.

Nicole began her career as an assignment editor in Ottawa, which led her to California and Vancouver. In 2007, she joined CityNews Toronto and Breakfast Television as the senior assignment editor and took on her current role as managing assignment editor in 2012.

Nicole serves as chair to the Rogers Indigenous Peoples’ Network, where she challenges systematic barriers, promotes Indigenous education and awareness, and inclusion of Indigenous employees. Her work has led to the creation of legacy spaces in Toronto, Ontario, and Kelowna, British Colombia, and the broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey to the Enoch Cree First Nation community. Nicole also volunteers her time with Indspire’s Rivers to Success Indigenous youth mentorship program.

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