Nikki Who?

Nikki Roberti is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of REALITY Check Girl, an online magazine created in September 2009 for high school and college girls looking for venue that was more than just beauty and fashion.

She was part of the ASME magazine internship program in the summer of 2010 at PARENTS magazine in New York City and the Scripps Howard Foundation “Semester in Washington Program” in D.C. in the spring of 2010.

In D.C. she attended the State of the Union Address, covered an event with the Dalai Lama, and followed Michelle Obama for a few events to cover the childhood obesity campaign. It was her semester in the spring that really helped Roberti discover her love for health reporting.

Her love for journalism began back in the early 90s when she watched the television series “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” immediately falling in love with her hero Lois Lane. At age 13, she was the youngest journalist to write for the mother newspaper of USA Today, Florida Today’s Verge section where she contributed for 5 years. She is nationally known as a 2006 Newspaper Association of America Teen Fellow and the female Florida recipient of the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship for journalism in 2007. She also helped Poynter Institute develop an online course on how to train teen journalists.

Studying journalism at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC., Nikki wrote for the campus newspaper, The Appalachian, as a Lifestyles Reporter and religion columnist for two years, a copy editor for one year, and the Assistant Online Editor for the fall semester before leaving for her internship in D.C. She also contributed to Chickspeak.com, an online media venue for college-aged women.

Though a journalist through and through, Nikki does surprisingly have a life and enjoys cooking anything and everything, especially cheesecake and Italian food thanks to her heritage. She is also a 7-time award winning playwright with 25 performances of her work under her belt in areas including Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, The Kennedy Center in D.C., Virginia, California, and on Broadway Road in NYC. Like Lois Lane is her journalism hero, Neil Simon is her inspiration as a playwright.

Nikki loves people and seldom sleeps, so if you ever want to talk, shoot her an email at nikkiroberti@gmail.com.

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