North Antrim District Journalist - Nicola Weir
Contact: 028 25 630 271 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nicola Weir is fiercely proud of her Ballymena roots, having lived and worked in the area for over thirty years.
She attended Ballymena Academy and continued her education at Queen's University in Belfast and Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education.
Nicola started her journalism career in the Coleraine Times, working in other editions of the paper, including the Antrim and Ballymena Times.
She then moved to the Chronicle Group, deputy editing the weekly newspapers' output in Ballycastle, Ballmoney and Coleraine.
Nicola joined BBC Northern Ireland in 2004, reporting for radio news and current affairs, covering stories for radio bulletins, Talkback, Good Morning Ulster and Evening Extra.
Home of footballer's mum targeted in Rasharkin attack
The County Antrim village of Rasharkin has experienced another weekend of sectarian attacks.
First a petrol bomb was thrown at the family home of the Northern Ireland footballer Chris Baird, who is a Catholic.
Then last night a bullet was posted through the door of a house belonging to a Protestant family.