Nikki Burdine is the co-anchor of Good Morning Nashville. She is originally from Kingsport, Tennessee, and is thrilled to be working in her home state.
Prior to joining WKRN, Nikki was a reporter and fill-in anchor at WUSA9 in Washington, DC. She has also worked at WLEX in Lexington, Kentucky, WHAG in Hagerstown, Maryland, and also for the Washington Football Team.
Nikki is #VFL and a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in political science. She has an Emmy Award and several Associated Press awards. She was named as a winner of the UT Knoxville Alumni Volunteer 40 Under 40 Award in 2020.
Nikki and her husband are new parents to a baby girl named Andi born in May 2019. Andi has two fur-siblings – a rescue dog named Reggie White (yes, after the Minister of Defense) and a cat named Louis.
Nikki has a passion for animals and volunteers for animal welfare organizations and uses her platform to encourage adoption. She is also on the board for Metro Animal Care and Control’s volunteer arm, Friends of MACC.
Since Nikki’s daughter was born prematurely at 28 weeks, she has been involved with the Tennessee chapter of March of Dimes.
Nikki has covered stories across the country, including presidential elections, the 2017 Inauguration, hurricanes in the Carolinas and tornadoes in Kentucky, the landmark same-sex marriage decision at the Supreme Court, riots in Baltimore, White House press briefings and fence-jumpers, the Philadelphia train derailment, several Kentucky Derby races and the NCAA tournament.
Her favorite stories, however, are stories about people, and she can’t wait to tell the stories of the wonderful people in Tennessee.
Nikki is also the author of a children’s book, called Live Like Grunt.