After trying nearly every job in a television newsroom for the past 13 years, Nichole Teich joined KMBZ as News Director in May 2007 to get a taste of real journalism (at least that's what her boss says). Nichole gained a reputation for herself in Kansas City as an Investigative Reporter with NBC Action News. Her Investigative Reports have won awards and created change from metro hospitals to City Hall. Since helping launch the unit in 2003, her investigations have won numerous awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, two Emmy Awards (no grandma I didn't see Brad Pitt there) and the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation exposing deadly problems with the City's fleet of firetrucks. All of that aside, her favorite story was about a pin-up calendar featuring 80-90 year men in bathing suits posing by the pool of a metro nursing home. They even signed autographs for the ladies! She attended the University of Missouri and played collegiate tennis. When the University cancelled the sport because the football team couldn't make any money, she made the best decision in her life and transferred to the University of Nebraska. She is proud to say she bleeds Husker Red because that's where she got her first taste of radio. Nichole grew up all over the country but is proud to call Western Shawnee home. She is married to her first career partner (a cameraman) and is the proud momma to the two greatest kids in the world.