Nigel Robertson

Nigel Robertson

Journalist in Residence

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Nigel Robertson is an Emmy award winning journalist, who has been covering news in the Carolina's and Georgia for more than two decades.

In fall of 2021, he was promoted to the main anchor desk at WYFF News 4 and can currently be seen anchoring the news at 5, 6 and 11pm.

He has also been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with Emmy nominations for "Business" and "Spot News Reporting", along with awards from the South Carolina Broadcasting Association and RTNDAC.

Nigel has gotten the chance to cover stories from all corners of the country, as well as international stories LIVE from three different continents.

He has also brought viewers many exclusive interviews.

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley invited him to the United Nations Headquarters for a national exclusive and he is one of only a few journalists in the world to be granted a dual sit-down interview with former President Barack and Michelle Obama.

In 2016, Nigel was one of three Hearst Television reporters chosen to cover the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For just over 3 weeks he covered the games, interviewed athletes, and delivered live reports at all hours of the day for almost 30 television stations around the country. His coverage was so well received, that he was also chosen to represent the company as a member of the 2018 Olympic team covering the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Here at home, Nigel has been taking what he has learned as a journalist and teaching storytelling and social media for more than 4 years at Clemson University and now at Furman as well.

Honors & Awards

  • Emmy for Specialty Reporting
  • Vanguard Award from Clemson University for work with Men of Color National Summit
  • Fellow w/ Riley Diversity Institute
  • Hearst Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leadership team