MEDIA CREDENTIALS

A collection of Nicole’s TV, print and online media work and appearances


Nicole is a Telly award-winning television journalist and has been an active contributor to TV, print and online media since breaking into the limelight as Miss America. She was the anchor of dLife, a weekly TV series about diabetes that aired on CNBC. Features of Nicole’s work in healthcare can be found in USA Today, Guideposts Magazine, Diabetes Forecast, Diabetes Health and various websites related to diabetes.

TV & Video

Nicole’s most notable TV & Video work

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Magazine covers

A collection of magazine covers featuring Nicole


Print & Web

A collection of Nicole’s columns in various diabetes print and web publications

Organization supports young adults with type 1 diabetes transitioning from pediatric care


June, 2016

Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, CDN, talks with diabetes awareness advocate and Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA, about living with type 1 diabetes and empowering young adults with social support and skills development.

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Sweet Success: Living With Diabetes


January 24, 2016

Nicole Johnson, living with diabetes for the past 23 years, discusses living with diabetes and the power of optimism and positive, caring relationships.

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January Family of the Month: Meet the Johnson Family


January 24, 2016, by Gulf Coast Family Newspaper

Gulf Coast Family is pleased to honor Nicole Johnson, her daughter, Ava, and their Labradoodle, Lucy, as their January 2016 featured family.

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From Miss America to International Advocate for People Living With Diabetes


January 24, 2016, by Gulf Coast Family Newspaper

Gulf Coast Family Newspaper chronicles some of Nicole’s career highlights as an advocate for people living with diabetes.

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The Secret Thoughts Of A Mom With Diabetes

by Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a mother living with diabetes, discusses her experiences with pregnancy and motherhood. She talks about her relationship with her young daughter, the role diabetes plays in their relationship, and the hopes that she has for her daughter’s future.

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Partner Perspectives On Life With A Person With Type 1 Diabetes


by Nicole Johnson, DrPH, MPH, MA, and Stephanie Melton, MPA, MA

Partners of people with type 1 diabetes are positioned to provide crucial support for their significant other, but they may struggle with the caregiving role. The purpose of this study was to determine the challenges and needs of those partners.

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Back at USF: Former Miss America Advocates Diabetes Education


February 5, 2009 by USF Health Communications

Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while a USF student, has joined the USF diabetes team.

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Here She Is: Former Miss America Nicole Johnson Champion for Diabetes Awareness


by Curt Hill, Daily Sun

Articles in The Villages covering Nicole Johnson’s work for diabetes awareness

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Nicole Johnson: Getting Real with Diabetes


July 4, 2009 by Wendy Braun, The Saturday Evening Post

There is no doubt about it. Diabetes is a daily and demanding challenge. But Nicole Johnson, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1993, wants others with the disease to know that they too can enjoy a healthy life. Crowned Miss America in 1999 and now a busy wife, mother, and leading advocate for diabetes research and education, Johnson recently talked with the Post about what’s new about living with diabetes and her hopes for the future.

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Complete Media Credentials

  • Featured Guest, Special Needs Family Hour, AM Radio (2105)

  • Feature Article, Sarasota Quarterly (2011)

  • Guest Editorial, St. Petersburg Times (November 2011)

  • Guest Editorial, St. Petersburg Times (May 2011)

  • Guest, Fox & Friends (April 2011)

  • Diabetic Cooking (quarterly articles) (2010-1011)

  • Guest Editorial, St. Petersburg Times (December 2010)

  • Host, dLife TV, CNBC weekly program (2005-2009)

  • Cover, Health Today (2009)

  • Writer, MyCareTeam (monthly articles) (2003-2009)

  • Cover, Parent Guide (Clearwater, FL) (2008)

  • Cover, Health Today, CMP Medica, Malaysia (2007)

  • Interviewee, NIH News (2007)

  • Interviewee, Medical Missions for Children (2007)

  • Writer, Diabetes Health (monthly articles) (2004-2006)

  • Cover, iParenting (2006)

  • Cover, Diabetes Forecast (2005)

  • Cover, Diabetes Health (2005)

  • Cover, eDiets (2005)

  • Guest Editorial, Diabetes Forecast (2004)

  • Cover, Diabetes Interview (2004)

  • Cover, Total Health (2004)

  • Cover, Let’s Live Magazine (2004)

  • Cover, Whirl Magazine (2003)

  • Co-Host, The Best of Mr. Food (2003)

  • Host, ProGraphics Industrial Video (2003)

  • Host, Medical Hair Restoration Infomercial (2003)

  • Feature, International Packaged Ice Association Commercials (2003)

  • Host, Diabetic Cooking (Educational Video) (2002)

  • Co-host/guest, Mr. Food’s Holiday Special, 170 markets (2001)

  • Host, “Diabetes Alert: Are you at Risk?” CBS/Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation (2001)

  • Host, “Now [I] Can,” MiniMed, Inc. (2000)

  • Host, Miss United States Teen Pageant, PAX-TV (2000)

  • Entertainment Reporter, CBN/ 700 Club (Freelance) (2000)

  • PSA and Commercial, Baptist Health Systems, Montgomery, AL (2000)

  • Host, Advance Auto Racing Team Promotional Video, Walt Disney World Test Track (2000)

  • Host, “Walk for Life,” Pinellas County Crisis Pregnancy Center (2000)

  • Co-host, “Up Close and Personal, The Search for Miss America 2000,” ABC Special (1999)

  • Commercial, Columbia Heath Systems, Richmond, VA (1999)

  • Host, Eye-Tel Digiscope Video (1999)

  • VNR, Walt Disney World (1999)

  • PSA, BioSafe Technologies (1999)

  • PSA, Office of National Drug Control Policy/Partnership for a Drug Free America (1999)

  • PSA, Campus Crusade (1999)

  • Diabetes Feature Host, PBS HealthWeek, one episode (1999)

  • Guest Host, Children’s Miracle Network Telethon (1999)

  • PSA/VNR, American Diabetes Association (1999)

  • PSA, Greater Cleveland Diabetes Association (1999)

  • PSA, Miss America Organization (1999)

  • PSA, Monsanto/Equal (1998)

  • Reporter/Writer/Intern, CBN News (1996-1997)

  • Intern, WVEC Channel 13, Norfolk, VA (1997)

  • Intern, WFLA Channel 8, Tampa, FL (1996)

  • Intern/Morning Show Personality, WCIE 91.1 Radio, Lakeland, FL (1994-1995)

  • Guest Appearances on numerous television shows including “Live With Regis and Kathie Lee,” “The View,” “Crook and Chase,” “The Tonight Show,” “Access Hollywood,” “Donny and Marie,” and “Entertainment Tonight.”