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I want my work to improve the community...

 to unite rather than divide...

 and to give a voice to people who feel like they have none.

Nicole Sommavilla

I am one of the morning anchors at NewsChannel 9 in Syracuse, New York. You can catch me from 4:30 to 7 weekday mornings. Don't hesitate to say hello if you see me out and about!

I chose a career in journalism because I have a strong passion for writing and storytelling. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to meet people in my community and make a connection with them. My love for writing and my hunger to connect with others and find the truth is what prompted me to follow my dreams and make an impact in the news industry. My goal is to make a difference by giving a voice to those who have none, and hopefully right some wrongs.

Before joining the NewsChannel 9 team I worked as a freelance reporter at News 12 Westchester and was the evening anchor and a reporter for WSNN, The Suncoast News Network in Sarasota, Florida.

During my time at WSNN, I was the lead medical reporter, sharing my stories with our coverage partner WFLA in Tampa as well as NBC News Channel; making them accessible to any NBC affiliate in the nation with some of my stories airing on NBC5 in Chicago and NBC4 in New York. 

Before moving to Sarasota, I interned at WENY in Horseheads, New York; WBNG-Action News in Johnson City, New York; News 12 Westchester in Yonkers, New York; and Inside Edition in Los Angeles, California. I've covered everything from cook-offs to crime. No matter what the story is, it's my job to tell both sides and I take pride in doing just that.

In May 2016 I graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television-Radio with a minor in Integrated Marketing Communications.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and getting active. You can often catch me on the mat kickboxing, in a Pure Barre studio, or running with my sweet dog and favorite adventure partner, Dakota.


I am very active on social media. Look me up on Twitter and Instagram! If you see me around, please don't hesitate to say hi! 


You can also email me at nicolesommavilla@localsyr.com 

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