Nicole Charky-Chami

Director of Communications 

Nicole brings more than a decade of experience in media and communications. Her career started as an overnight breaking news reporter for City New Service, Southern California’s newswire. She later joined The Los Angeles Times as an overnight deputy editor — writing, editing and producing content with local, national and international reporters and editors. She also served as Maria Shriver’s social media and video producer, creating content for Shriver’s platforms, including her digital video series “Architects of Change” and her podcast “Meaningful Conversations.” During the pandemic, she closely covered neighborhoods for Patch in Westside Los Angeles, focusing on underserved populations, community health, education and environment. Most recently, she worked as Director of Communications at Flintridge Sacred Heart, an all-girls private, Catholic high school in Los Angeles.

Her writing and videos have been featured on Snapchat Discover channel Brother, ATTN:, Glamour, AOL, Men’s Health and Patch. Her reporting has been recognized by the Online News Association, the Los Angeles Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. She earned her degree in Journalism from Loyola University Chicago, minoring in Political Science. Nicole taught Introduction to Social Media at Loyola Marymount University and Reporting & Writing courses at UCLA Extension.