I work as a Promotions Producer with the Creative Services Team at a local television station, WAVY-TV 10.

 I was promoted to this position after working for the company as a Digital Content Producer.


Before that, I worked as the Marketing Media Coordinator for Old Dominion University's Auxiliary Services Marketing Department. I served in the US Navy, have a law enforcement background, worked in radio, and at NASA for four semesters. Though this may all sound like an odd combination, it shows my relentless search to fulfill my curiosity about life.


I believe we must maximize the time we are here, while we are here.

I'm not sure what I'll pursue my master's in. I received my Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from ODU, and have three associate's degrees.
I received my certificate in broadcasting from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Boston, MA. There I learned valuable skills in audio/video production, radio, television, and sports broadcasting. 

I’m a freelance photographer, writer, editor, and videographer 
for small businesses and as a hobby. I help small business owners with writing/editing press releases, sponsorship packages, community outreach emails and letters, and social media and website content before public release. 

I have experience as a contributing writer for Old Dominion University’s Mace & Crown student news magazine where I reported on stories around campus, interviewed students and faculty, and provided photos to go along with the articles to meet deadlines. Although I've been a writer my entire life, this is where I found my love for journalism.

I love music, running, surfing, history, fitness, and math.

nicole brailer

"The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don’t." - Baz Luhrmann