Nick Carboni is the Sports Director at NBC Charlotte.

Before he arrived in the Queen City, he was the Sports Director at WBIR in Knoxville, TN for three years, and a Sports Anchor/Reporter at KOLR in Springfield, MO for another three years before that. Nick started his journalism career as a sports writer for The Hartford Courant in his home state of Connecticut.

His passion for storytelling in sports comes from his days spent roaming the sidelines as a ball boy for the high school football team his father coached. But his own playing days ended after far too many trips to the emergency room, and too many calls to his mother from the school athletic trainers.

Nick attended Springfield College in Massachusetts and got a Masters degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School. He’s likely the only Syracuse grad not a fan of the Orange. He roots for his hometown UConn Huskies instead! He’s also a big fan of the Boston Red Sox, and an NFL team he won’t mention here.

Nick has received several awards for his sports storytelling, including two Edward R. Murrow Awards. He’s covered World Series games, Sweet 16’s, and SEC football, but feels that some of the best stories in sports come from our local community here in Charlotte.

If you know of one of those good sports stories email him at

You can also follow Nick on Twitter (@NickCarboniWCNC) or on Facebook, and feel free to say hello if you see him at a stadium, ballpark or arena near you!