Niki, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, was doomed to talk for a living at an early age. She mostly talked to herself growing up because she was an only child. Niki was born into a "loud and louder" extended Italian family, so good luck being heard. The gift of gab truly came naturally, and her 4th grade teacher [Hi Mrs.G!] even donned her with the "most likely to have her own talk show" superlative. How prophetic! Niki's love for sports began at an early age as a fierce right fielder [courtesy position] and stone wall for grounders in T-Ball for the Hoover A's.
Believe it or not Niki's passion for sports was heavily influenced by her grandmothers [you too, dad!] constantly quizzing her about the Braves lineup. Shoutout to the '95 team and my Auttie and GaGa for keeping it real.
At Oak Mountain High School Niki talked her way [shocking] into the Broadcast Journalism class as a sophomore, which was only open for upperclassmen. It was during those 3 years where she laid the foundation for what she's always wanted to do! Niki worked three jobs during college at the University of Alabama [class of '09] to make her dream a reality. Niki has since served as a TV host, reporter, anchor and emcee. She's worked for various sporting events around the country representing networks such as ESPN, SEC network, HLN, Atlanta Falcons, Fox Sports South, Georgia Public Broadcasting, NCAA, PGA.com, and more. Additionally, she signed as talent with People Store in Atlanta and is available for industrial, commercial and print opportunities.
Niki resides in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband, Michael, their daughter Frankie and pup, Dottie. They are members of North Point Community church and serve as Inside Out leaders for high school students. Niki is a member of W.I.S.E [Women in Sports and Events] and is currently involved in their Wise Within mentor/mentee program. Niki will serve this year as a mentor for the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta's Youth of the Year program. She personally enjoys spending time with family, friends, traveling, playing golf and tennis, conquering her Southpaw struggles, and strolling through Delta sky priority lanes.
It took many [many] years of practice, but instead of looking forward, she tries to live in the present. Niki recognizes her professional and personal blessings and continues to pursue them with tenacity and integrity. With that being said, she is most certainly available for professional opportunities or collaborations and looks forward to utilizing this space so we can familiarize ourselves with each other!