Meteorologist Mallory Nicholls joined the Spectrum News 13 team in September 2013.
Mallory grew up in Dunn, N.C. Following in her dad's footsteps to forecast the weather, she obtained her bachelor of science degree in meteorology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh. While in school, she participated in Carolina Week, a student-run broadcast program out of the University of North Carolina. She was also a part of the American Meteorological Society and interned with the National Weather Service.
Upon graduation, Mallory started her career as the weekend meteorologist at WJHL in Johnson City, Tenn. With tropical meteorology being her main interest, she then traveled east to the coast and became the weekend meteorologist at WPDE in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Having always wanted to live in Florida, she was excited to continue her career at Spectrum News 13. You can catch her in the evenings Monday through Friday.
Since living in Florida, Mallory has covered major weather events, such as hurricanes Matthew and Irma. She was able to see first-hand the impacts before, during, and after. This stirred an interest in understanding more about emergency management so that she could not only forecast an event, but help people prepare. She is in the process of obtaining a Masters in Science in Emergency Management from Millersville, Pa. Mallory is also a certified instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Center, a consortium with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Being an instructor gets her out in the community more to spread the message of severe weather preparedness.
Mallory holds the Certification for Broadcast Meteorologist from the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association’s Seal of Approval.
Outside of work, Mallory enjoys watching sports, especially football, and running. She recently ran her first marathon and plans to run some shorter races in the future to continue the hobby. She is also trying her hand at baking, but is not sure how that will go.
Reach her on Twitter at @MalloryNicholls.