Nicola Crosbie has been Global Edmonton’s Chief Meteorologist since September, 2005. Her highly accurate 7-day forecasts can be seen every weekday on Global Edmonton’s Noon News, Early News at 5:00pm and News Hour at 6:00pm.
As well as her weather duties at Global Edmonton, Nicola can be heard weekday afternoons on iNews 880 and on 630 CHED during The Afternoon News J’lyn Nye and Mark Scholz.
Nicola is also very busy volunteering her time in our community. She is committed to her charity work and spends many hours a year outside the station helping out the charities she loves. She is proud to have emceed the Eskimo Women’s Dinner, in support of Ovarian Cancer research, every year since 2006. Also she emcees the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope yearly, the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, and lends her support to the Smash Out MS Golf Tournament. Nicola is passionate about women’s health issues, and has raised money by developing the “Nicola Burger”, sold to support Ovarian Cancer research and has a blast being on the Bust a Move Team for Breast Health.
Nicola grew up on Vancouver Island, BC, and found a spiritual home in the theatre arts and music. As a child, she played classical piano, sang in musicals, and starred and performed in many school plays. She was also a record-holder in track and field and a competitive gymnast. Nicola also started working as a waitress in her parents Smitty’s Restaurant when she was 11 – a job she credits with giving her the ability to think on her feet and talk to anyone about anything. “It was a great training ground for me! I had to be bold and well-spoken and really hone my memory. I use these skills every day at work,” she says.
Television came calling in 1997. Having spent a year studying Film and Television at Capilano College in Vancouver, and many hours taking acting classes, auditioning and doing commercials, she landed a job as the Video Tape Librarian at Vancouver Television, now CTV Vancouver. It wasn’t long before Nicola was on the air covering the Weather and Traffic beat for VTV Breakfast, weekdays 6 – 9 am.
Nicola stayed at CTV Vancouver for eight years. She took a brief hiatus to launch a radio morning show for 1410 CFUN, and to have two babies, but returned to CTV to take the Weekend Weather job and start her degree in Meteorology.
In 2005, a year away from finishing her degree, she jumped at the chance to work at Global Edmonton.
“I knew I wanted more a challenging job in weather. By this point, I was so serious and captivated with science, that I wanted to be in a thrilling and dynamic environment with every kind of weather to forecast. ”
In 2006, Nicola completed her degree in Broadcast Meteorology at Mississippi State University. She is also a CMOS Endorsed Weathercaster.
Nicola is a proud Edmontonian, living here with her two school age daughters. In her rare free time, she loves golf, sewing, renovating and yoga.