Upon receiving a full athletic scholarship to play basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sharí Nycole thought an athletic experience in the Big Ten Conference would lead her to a professional basketball career.
She was wrong.
After a two-year stint at Wisconsin, she took her athletic talents to Northern Illinois University. While at NIU, Sharí Nycole had a solid basketball career, became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications: Media Studies and a Minor in Journalism.
Following her undergraduate experience, Sharí Nycole's passion for journalism grew stronger, and she chose to leave the hardwood for good. In August 2011, she earned a Master of Science in Broadcast Journalism from The Medill School at Northwestern University.
Shortly after receiving her master’s degree, Sharí Nycole began her career in journalism as an Associate Producer for Towers Productions in Chicago, IL. While at Towers Productions, she gained a solid docu-reality foundation, working on television series such as, “Find Our Missing” and “Parole Diaries” for TV One, along with “Mobsters” for the Biography channel.
In October 2013, Sharí Nycole relocated to Washington, DC and joined a production team at TV One to launch the first black daily news program in broadcast history, “News One Now.” While at "News One Now," she wore many hats, including broadcast producing, field producing, feature producing, special programming, videography, editing, graphics supervision and correspondence work at various red carpet events, most notably, the NAACP Image Awards, the Trumpet Awards, Essence Festivals, the McDonalds 365Black Awards, The Triumph Awards and The Stellar Awards. She also covered the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
During her tenure in Washington, DC,
Sharí Nycole also served as sole producer for the PBS talk show "The Rock Newman Show," a weekly one hour series featuring interviews with various celebrities, political figures and community leaders.
In May 2017, Sharí Nycole moved on from "News One Now" and "The Rock Newman Show," transitioning into a segment producer, field producer and editor on the breakout talk show, "Sister Circle Live," on TVOne. While at "Sister Circle Live," she has produced segments featuring varied celebrities, lifestyle experts, political powerhouses and sports figures. In addition, she has produced and edited several feature pieces for the show's popular "Sister Cam" series, which she was instrumental in creating.
While juggling her duties with "Sister Circle Live," Sharí Nycole took on a co-executive producer position on Will Packer Media's new live Twitter series, "Power Star Live," leading a passionate crew and curating content pertinent to the Black Twitter experience.
Sharí Nycole ended her run with "Sister Circle Live" in April 2020, and since then, she's executive produced and co-edited "The Making Of A Woman" documentary on Fox Soul, launched a successful podcast, "Just A Thought W/ Sharí Nycole," and began hosting a weekly radio show on Philly's Favor 100.7FM called, "The Gray Area."
In January 2021, Sharí Nycole became the co-host of "The Willie Moore Jr. Show," and she continues to create original content in the digital, documentary and unscripted space through her company: Shari Nycole Media.
Sharí Nycole believes every story should cater to the needs and wants of the audience and provide them with information pertinent to how they can remain informed and entertained. Sharí Nycole prides herself on telling truth beautifully in a way that's bold but not abrasive and having the courage to confront the uncomfortable.