Nicola Weir: North Antrim District Journalist
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.