This is the very motto Nicole Suarez was taught to live by as a young child. Along with the support of her family, this ambition is what motivated her to jump start her career by moving to Colombia at the age of eighteen in pursuit of a dream, to stand up to be seen by more than 6 million people by age nineteen, and to land her first television job by age twenty.
Her breakthrough in the broadcast industry was through Nuestra Belleza Latina, Univision’s hit reality TV show, where she achieved her standing among the select trio of finalists. In the whirlwind six-months of competition, Nicole gained an international fan base, and repeatedly stood apart by demonstrating her facility with language and her skills for on-air reporting.
After the competition, she returned to the Windy City where she had the opportunity to begin working at Univision Chicago as the host of Despierta Chicago, and to obtain her journalism and advertising degree from DePaul University. During her time at Univision, Nicole was Emmy nominated, along with her team, for the “Chevy Heroes” campaign that recognized local leaders for their work within the community.
Recognized as one of the “9 Women Who are Changing Chicago” by Michigan Avenue magazine, Suarez feels privileged to have the opportunity to work in the city she grew up in. Her passion for journalism led Nicole to her current position where she individually anchors a daily newscast called Hoy Noticias.
Suarez was most recently awarded an Emmy for her work on a series focused on the impacts of obesity on the latino community, highlighting drive to succeed in the ever changing media industry
Apart from assuming her exciting on-camera role and serving as the face of the broadcast, her true passion is directed toward creating content and compelling stories.
Today, Nicole Suarez’s talent and dedication have afforded her the support from her community and the journalistic field alike. Some may say that actions speak louder than words, but Nicole’s actions and words speak loudly, and fluently, together.