Nicole Zappone

I have been a professional writer since 2005. When people ask me when I started, I always tell them the time I took a journalism class in high school and fell in love. It is the truth. I have always been a fan of the written word and it will continue until I take my last breath.

Western Connecticut State University helped me continue my passion for journalism with their fabulous writing program. I worked with the best of the best writing professors and they helped me strengthen my craft. I took classes from Newspaper writing, Writing the Weird, Technical Writing, Craft of Writing, and much more.

In 2015, I started my first serious job with the Daily Voice and traveled through Fairfield County to cover everything and anything that was assigned to me. In addition to writing, I did the photography as well.

In 2016, I graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a bachelor's degree in Professional Writing. In the fall of that year, I became a substitute teacher in New Haven County, where I could expand my passion for writing with my students. I worked with both middle school and high school students. During that time, I held some long-term positions in the English department.

In the fall of 2017, I decided to go back to school for another passion -- Paralegal Studies. In addition to writing, I have always had a fascination and respect for the law. During my time at Naugatuck Valley Community College, I learned all that I could about real estate, probate, civil law, and more. I was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society Tau Chapter. It was such an honor to be invited and accepted into these prestigious honor socities. In 2020, I graudated from the Paralegal Studies program with a 3.95 gpa.

Throughout the last few years during COVID, there have been many challenges in the journalism world. However, I continue to strive and succeed in this very ever changing world that we live in. I do not let anything or anyone get in the way of my writing career. I do whatever it takes to get the source and information I need to complete my stories.

I have been in many publications including: CT Post, Wilton Bulletin, Ridgefield Press, Danbury News-Times, Shelton Herald, Stratford Star, New Haven Biz, Daily Voice, Patch, New Canaan Advertiser, CT Latino News and many more.

I have also been interviewed by the Republican American, Patch, and The New York Times.

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