Rock Hill, Missouri
|Show||The Tom Joyner Morning Show|
|Style||Talk, urban adult contemporary, R&B/soul|
Early life and college
While back home in Missouri, Woods began to pay more attention to how people earned their livings and which of those career fields overlapped with her strengths. This period of introspection coincided with her increased exposure to Magic 108 in St. Louis and sparked her interest in the world of broadcast journalism; Woods was fascinated by the opportunity Disc Jockeys had to regularly speak to so many people on such an intimate level. This newfound interest sent Woods back to school, this time at University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois where she graduated with a BA in journalism and a concentration in broadcast journalism in 1995.
Woods stayed at WILD for only one year, then moved back to the Midwest and landed a job at the legendary Chicago urban radio station WGCI. Here, she co-hosted the Crazy Howard McGee morning show and produced news & traffic for 10 years until station ownership controversially replaced GCI’s local morning show with the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show
Tom Joyner Morning Show
Woods’ efforts have won her praise from many in the world of radio, including from Tom Joyner, himself known as “the hardest working man in radio”, who’s called Woods “the hardest working senior producer in radio.”
Nikki Woods Media
Wood’s work through her own company has earned her a reputation as a “Global Visibility Expert”, a reputation supported by her books, Top Twitter Tips for Global Visibility and Quick and Dirty Twitter Tips to Global Visibility, both of which focus on increasing visibility via the social network website Twitter.