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Nicholas McVicker

Video Journalist

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Nic McVicker is a video journalist for KPBS, shooting and editing video stories for television and the Web. Nic grew up in Boone, Iowa, a town of 15,000 people. He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where he studied Electronic Media and Communications. He worked at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, as an editor and photojournalist. While at WHO-TV, he had the opportunity to cover the first in the nation's caucus' interviewing Barack Obama and John McCain in 2007 and 2008. Nic moved to San Diego in 2010 with wife Lisa to pursue his career with KPBS in America's Finest City.

Recent Stories by Nicholas McVicker

'Star Wars' Collector Shows Smaller Side Of Comic-Con

'Star Wars' Collector Shows Smaller Side Of Comic-Con

July 21
By Elma Gonzalez, Nicholas McVicker

While others look forward to the latest blockbuster trailers, some are on the hunt for Comic-Con's exclusive merchandise. Ramie Tateishi, who has been collecting R2-D2 robots for 40 years, explains why he attends the convention year after year.

Bodhi Tree Concert Presents 'Brundibar,' A Children's Opera With A ...

Bodhi Tree Concert Presents 'Brundibar,' A Children's Opera With A Devastating History

June 10
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Bodhi Tree Concerts is a nonprofit organization that performs “random acts of kindness” through music and art. It will be presenting "Brundibar," a charming children’s opera with a devastating history Saturday.

LanDiego State 5 Expected To Bring Hundreds Of Gamers To SDSU For T...

LanDiego State 5 Expected To Bring Hundreds Of Gamers To SDSU For Tournament

April 29
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

San Diego State will play host Saturday to hundreds of gamers for LanDiego State 5. But San Diego is also host to a growing fighting game community.

San Diego Museum Of Man Serves Up New Exhibit On Cannibals

San Diego Museum Of Man Serves Up New Exhibit On Cannibals

March 15
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

The San Diego Museum of Man hopes its new exhibit, Cannibals: Myth and Reality, will challenge visitors and maybe even push them out of their comfort zone in order to reconsider a taboo topic such as cannibalism from new angles.

San Diego Opera Presents 'Tosca'

San Diego Opera Presents 'Tosca'

Feb. 16
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Love, villainy, murder — that's right, it’s opera season and passions are running high in San Diego Opera’s "Tosca." The opera has three remaining performances and will be broadcast on KPBS FM Saturday night.

Mission Valley Gets A Fire Station

Mission Valley Gets A Fire Station

Nov. 2
By City News Service, Nicholas McVicker

After nine years of operating a temporary fire station in Mission Valley, the city of San Diego celebrated the grand opening of an $11.1 million permanent facility.

Podcast Episode 33: SDFF Auteur Award Recipient Brit Marling

Podcast Episode 33: SDFF Auteur Award Recipient Brit Marling

Sept. 30
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Nicholas McVicker

The 14th Annual San Diego Film Festival will hand out its tribute awards on Saturday, with Brit Marling receiving its Auteur Award.

Tiki Oasis Heads Into Space For 2015

Tiki Oasis Heads Into Space For 2015

Aug. 13
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

Tiki Oasis boasts that it’s the biggest Tiki weekender on the planet — actually that’s been amended to “in the solar system” since this year’s theme is Yesterday’s Future Today.

Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

Globe's 'Twelfth Night:' The Bard, Caitlyn Jenner And Gender Fluidity

June 29
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Nicholas McVicker

What do Caitlyn Jenner and William Shakespeare have in common? Quite a bit, according to The Old Globe’s artistic director. Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” (running through July 26) takes on gender issues in a surprisingly resonant manner amidst the current media buzz of Bruce Jenner making the transition to Caitlyn Jenner.

'The Overnight' Is Like A Horror Film Where 'Sex Is The Monster'

'The Overnight' Is Like A Horror Film Where 'Sex Is The Monster'

June 26
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

"The Overnight” (opening at AMC La Jolla 12 and Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas on June 26) has been stirring buzz since its premiere at Sundance earlier this year. It's a raunchy comedy but with more than sex on its mind.

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