multimedia journalist and entertainer
TV / RADIO / PRINT / MUSIC
TV: Nicole DeCosta is the on-air host with Portland's The CW TV network. As a television host, DeCosta has hosted segments on FOX, KOIN, 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. Her YouTube show "PDX Stop and Chat" shares conversations with wavemakers in Oregon.
CELEBRITY EXCLUSIVES: Known for her quick wit and ability to put interview subjects at ease, DeCosta has interviewed 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.
Her chats with Fred Armisen, Billy Idol, Miley Cyrus, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, David Spade, Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, Fergie, Soul Decision, Steve Buscemi ,The Backstreet Boys, The Goo Goo Dolls, Lifehouse, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mandy Moore, MXPX, Everclear, Michelle Branch, Scott Weiland, Emmylou Harris, 98 Degrees, Greg Louganis, Dennis Haskins and Jennifer Paige were also memorable.
RADIO CORRESPONDENT: As the "get-out-and-go" expert,
DeCosta's weekly radio reports on AM 860 KPAM encourage
her audience to get out on the town and explore their city's
events on tap. Catch her on the program Terry Boyd's World.
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. She currently serves as the monthly fashion and lifestyle expert for the magazines Tigard Monthly and BVTN Monthly.
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
"You can't fake passion." — Barbara Corcoran