multimedia journalist and entertainer
TV / RADIO / PRINT / MUSIC
TV: Nicole DeCosta is an on-air host with Portland's CW and contributes weekly segments to KOIN News AM Extra and KOIN News. She is known for her "CWhat's" lifestyle segments and "6 Things" weekly event round-up segments. As a television host, DeCosta has also hosted segments on FOX, KGW, KPTV, KBVR, Earth2World, KBVR, and Willamette Falls TV (Oregon) and starred in commercials airing on channels such as the Food Network. Nicole blends spunky charm with polished professionalism in front of the lens and on the red carpet.
CELEBRITY EXCLUSIVES: Known for her quick wit and ability to put interview subjects at ease, DeCosta has interviewed hundreds of celebrities including Garth Brooks, Jay Leno, KISS, Hanson, Amy Grant, Drew Cary, Tommy Tutone, Greg Proops, David Spade, Rita Rudner, Dave Coulier from Full House, Jonny Lang, Randy Spelling, Quarterflash, Black ‘N Blue, and NBA star Zack Randolph, among others.
RADIO CORRESPONDENT: Formerly the "get-out-and-go" expert for
Terry Boyd's World, DeCosta's weekly radio reports on AM 860
KPAM encouraged her audience to get out on the town and
explore their city's events on tap.
PRINT JOURNALIST: Formerly an associate editor of the Portland Tribune newspaper (120,000 circulation) and Community Newspaper's 20 print publications, DeCosta's work has been published in Portland Family, The Times, West Linn Tidings, Lake Oswego Review, Oregon City News, Clackamas Review, Beaverton Valley Times, The Daily Barometer, The Southwest Community Connection, and The Daily Ardmoreite, among others.
MUSICIAN: The latest recording artist with EON Records, DeCosta's EP "Escape" features soaring pop/rock melodies that emit a Gwen Stefani-like cool factor and catchy melodies like you'd find from Michelle Branch. DeCosta's full-length release "History of the Future" with her band Macadam is a bit more gritty and Pat Benatar-esque.
“Do not ignore your gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute best with the least amount of effort." — Steve Harvey
"Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate." — Jon Bon Jovi