Nicole Macon was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Her interest in reporting began when she wrote about her summer abroad in Japan as an exchange student for her high school paper. She graduated from Southern Methodist University and moved to D.C. to pursue a career in the international education industry. After two years, she decided to rekindle her interest in journalism and applied for journalism schools in the area.
Now she is studying multimedia journalism at the University of Maryland and will report about issues in the Chevy Chase
community for Patch.