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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

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'Seize The King' Has World Premiere At La Jolla Playhouse

Aug. 21
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

La Jolla Playhouse is hosting the world premiere of Will Power’s new play “Seize the King,” which reimagines Shakespeare’s “Richard III” for a modern audience.

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San Marcos-Based RealDoll Launches AI Sex Dolls

April 20
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov, Matthew Bowler, Nicholas McVicker

San Marcos is home to RealDolls, a company that makes sex dolls and is about to release its first model with artificial intelligence. WARNING: Mature content.

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San Diego Latino Film Festival At 25

March 13
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary season on Thursday. Founder and executive director Ethan Van Thillo looks back on the festival's history.

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'Wild Goose Dreams' Is About Making Connections

Sept. 15, 2017
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

"Wild Goose Dreams" had its world premiere earlier this month at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Mandell Weiss Forum. The play looks to a pair of displaced people looking to make connections.

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

July 21, 2016
By Elma Gonzalez Lima Brandao, 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.

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

June 10, 2016
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.

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

April 29, 2016
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.

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San Diego Museum Of Man Serves Up New Exhibit On Cannibals

March 15, 2016
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.

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San Diego Opera Presents 'Tosca'

Feb. 16, 2016
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.

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Mission Valley Gets A Fire Station

Nov. 2, 2015
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.

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