Felicia Bolton is a bilingual journalist originally from Dallas, Texas. She is proud to work at WNCN as a Morning Anchor and Investigative Reporter. Prior to her time here, Bolton served as the Morning Anchor and Special Projects Reporter for WMC Action News 5 in Memphis, TN.
The Tennessee Associated Press nominated her as Journalist of The Year 2016 (2nd place) and Best TV Reporter 2016 (Honorable Mention). She previously received an Tennessee AP Award of Excellence for her story “Love, Allie”. Bolton has also worked as the Morning Anchor for KTVE / KARD in West Monroe, LA and as an Anchor / Reporter at KOSA-TV in Odessa, TX.
She graduated Cum Laude within 3 years from University of Texas at Arlington as a double major. She received Bachelor’s of Art degrees in Spanish and Broadcast Communications. Bolton also won the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Best Package Award for her work on “The Shortcast’, the online broadcast for The Shorthorn Newspaper.
She advanced in her education by studying abroad at the Latin American University of Science and Technology in San José, Costa Rica. While in Costa Rica, she lived with a host family and spent her spare time building houses in poverty-stricken areas.
During her college career, Felicia grew in her broadcast experience by interning at WFAA and KTVT in Dallas. In addition to this, she worked as an entertainment reporter for D210-TV in Dallas, TX.
Her passion for broadcast journalism ignited at an early age while attending an advanced immersion dual college credit program called Richland Collegiate High School of Mathematics, Science and Engineering. During that time, she participated in the high school newscast, RCH-TV.
As a member of the first graduating class, she laid the foundation for her career by simultaneously earning a Distinguished High School Diploma and an Associate of Science degree.
Bolton is fluent in Spanish and English. In her spare time, she enjoys giving back to the community through volunteerism and mentorship. She is also the founder of “A.B.L.E. To Dance”; a program which teaches Latin Ballroom Dance techniques to adults with intellectual disabilities.
She is a former Miss Texas and Miss Texas Teen for National American Miss. Please feel free to follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Send any story ideas to FBolton@cbs17.com.