NICOLE SELLARS, CPC
TV HOST | ACTRESS | TALENT COACH | MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
TV HOST | ACTRESS | TALENT COACH | MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
Native New Yorker and recent Atlanta transplant Nicole Sellars is a veteran Actress, TV Host, Journalist, Producer and Media Trainer with over 15 years experience in the TV/Film industry.
Sellars is currently a working actress, member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Radio and Television Artists. She is also a Certified Professional Media Coach specializing in broadcast media and branding. Some of the core skills she teaches her clients are how to perform as a TV host, news writing, reporting, interviewing, how to use a teleprompter, and how to create compelling content across all multimedia platforms.
In addition to her on screen and coaching projects, Backstage.com, which garners millions of readers, also named her a Backstage Expert in the TV Hosting and Broadcast industry. Sellars remains a Backstage.com Contributing Editor and has written close to a dozen expert advice articles for the publication.
Sellars worked as an Anchor/Reporter for big names in the broadcast news industry including NBC Cleveland (WKYC-TV), News 12 Long Island (NY), FiOS1 News (NY), AOL News (NY), WLNY TV 10/55 News (NY), Voom HD News (NY) and NYC-TV. Sellars was also a creative mind behind the scenes at MTV Networks as a PA & Producer in the on-air promos department.
Sellars has covered a myriad of national breaking news stories over the years live from the anchor desk, including the capture and death of Osama bin Laden, out in the field during President Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign as well as the Gilgo Beach serial killer, and reported live from the red carpet for prestigious celebrity award ceremonies including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction.
Sellars conceptualized NBC Cleveland’s first Digital Trend segment where she took on the role as Digital Trend Reporter and was one of the main Hosts for AOL’s first live news programming venture AOL LIVE!
Sellars love for TV didn’t stop there. She landed supporting roles on hit TV shows Swamp Thing, Deputy, Devious Maids, The Following, The Americans and was a VO for HBO’s VEEP. Sellars even worked alongside Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood in The Ballad of Richard Jewell.
In 2012, Sellars merged her love for entrepreneurship and the media and launched TV Hosting Academy, LLC - A boutique talent development company specializing in media training for celebrities, corporate professionals, broadcasters, TV hosts and on air experts.
TV Hosting Academy trains on air professionals how to perform their best on TV and guides clients through the creative process; including news writing, content creation as well as video production. Sellars collaborates with schools and other organizations in an effort to bring hands on training and personal attention to smaller venues. The company also offers high quality talent demo reels to assist clients with the job application process.
Special Skills Include:
Final Cut Pro
Reporting & Anchoring
News/Hosting Agent: Mark Turner- Abrams Artists Agency
Commercial/TV/Film/VO/Print Agent- Atlanta Models & Talent
The Ballad of Richard Jewell- Supporting- Horde Reporter #4- Director: Clint Eastwood
Nobody’s Fool- Supporting- Woman- Director: Tyler Perry
The Comeback Kid- Supporting- Reporter- Director: Ryan Richmond
Precious- Principal- Reporter- Director: Lee Daniels
The Adventures of Joe Dirt- Extra- Paramount Pictures
Riding in Cars with Boys- Extra- Director: Penny Marshall
AOL Live!- Host (2014)
WKYC (NBC Cleveland)- Fill-in Anchor/Trend Reporter (2012-2013)
Verizon FiOS1- News Anchor/Feature Multimedia Journalist (2011-2012)
HDNews- Anchor/Reporter (2010-2011)
News 12- Networks Anchor/Reporter (2008-2011)
TV10/55- Anchor/Reporter (2006-2008)
LINews Tonight- Multimedia Journalist (2005)
Swamp Thing- Blue Devil Movie Director /. DC Universe / Toa Fraser
Deputy- Supporting- Reporter /Fox/David Ayer
The Resident - Recurring / Connie Klein / Fox / Rob Corn
Devious Maids- Supporting / Sheila / Lifetime / Marc Cherry
The Following- Recurring / Newscaster / Fox / Marcos Siega
The Americans - Supporting / Reporter / FX / Adam Arkin
Smith Arnold (Video Series)- Host
The Hartford Insurance- Host
Actors Connection Conservatory: New York, NY
On-Air Hosting and TV Anchor class with Patricia Stark
On-Camera Commercial class with Barry Shapiro of Herman & Lipson Casting
Casting the Commercial with top NYC Casting Directors
Private Acting Training- Mark Blum (HB Studio)
State University of New York College at Oneonta
Bachelor of Science; Communications, Minor: Marketing
Theatre , Writing for Radio, T.V and Film electives
New York Institute of Technology
Broadcast Journalism: Long Island News Tonight Summer Program
Interviewing, Teleprompter, Editing on Final Cut Pro, Hosting, Creative Writing & Storytelling, Voice-Over, Producing, Word Press CMS
Audio interview of the above video. I shares the details of the journey from production assistant at MTV to entrepreneur and actress.
Have you ever dreamed of interviewing celebrities on the red carpet? What about hosting your own show!? Are you a professional working behind a desk who wants to bring your expertise to prime time TV??
*Learn HOW to break into the TV News & Hosting industry from a real professional in the field! Veteran Journalist and TV Host Nicole Sellars customizes a strategic plan for each client combining career guidance, tips on what talent agents look for, skills necessary to succeed as an on air professional, what to include in a demo reel and much more!
Receive one on one broadcast training and personal coaching via Skype. Perfect for busy schedules! Our services are suitable for anyone aspiring to be a TV Host, Reporter or On-Air Contributor! Most of Sellars' clients went on to become General Assignment Reporters in major news markets, Hosts of lifestyle shows and much more!
TV Hosting Academy is a boutique style media training and demo reel production group for aspiring Journalists, TV Hosts, Vloggers, Celebrities & Professionals getting ready for air. TV Hosting Academy travels to businesses and schools offering top media coaching on location, holds Broadcasting Bootcamps for more intensive training and offers Skype sessions for one on one attention.
TV Hosting Academy was founded by Nicole Sellars; a veteran TV News Anchor, Host, Reporter and Producer in the #1 News Market in the country for over a decade. Sellars worked both behind the scenes and in front, building a well rounded set of skills to pass on to her clients. See her RAVE REVIEWS here!