Children’s Book Author
Nicole Fernandez is a freelance Sports Journalist, Content Creator, Philanthropist and Children’s Book Author . She currently resides in her hometown Miami, FL. She’s bilingual and fluent in both English & Spanish. Since May 2021 she began working with Las Mayores- Major League Baseball– as a Spanish Senior Associate Coordinator, Social Media Marketing & Innovation.
She has a passion for sports, journalism and how both bring people together. Her key attributes are that besides reporting she writes, shoots and edits her own stories in both English and Spanish. Nicole also has a passion for creating content for social media and being a storyteller through social media platforms.
2013-2014 she worked as a Sports Reporter and TV Host for Generation Nexxt, a youth sports network, which airs on NBC6 South Florida.
Since January 2014 she’s been dedicating herself mostly to her sports nonprofit for kids in Colombia, Puerto Rico and Honduras, Game Time Foundation, www.gametimefoundation.org In which more than 3,500 children have been helped.
In March 2014 she became the Carnival Queen of Barranquilla in Miami.
On April 2016 she joined Colombianos MLB as a journalist and video editor. Colombianos MLB is a Spanish online and social media outlet dedicated to the latest news of Colombian MLB and minor league players, on Instagram and Facebook combined they have more than 30,000 followers. On March 2017 Nicole represented Colombianos MLB at the World Baseball Classic event in Miami, FL. Nicole finished her time in Colombianos MLB in October 2019.
In June 2017 Nicole won the award of “Los 22 Más” appointed by the Colombian Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Colombian TV Networks RCN & NTN24 as one of 22 Colombians who are doing outstanding work & live in the U.S.
During the FIFA World Cup in Russia July 2018, Nicole was a production assistant for 2 live shows for Telemundo Deportes.
Nicole was awarded honoree #6,400 given on the day November 26,2018 for her volunteer work with Game Time Foundation by the Daily Point of Light in Atlanta, Georgia, which was established to recognize the power of individuals and groups to spark change and improve the world.
March 2019- June 2020 Nicole was a South Florida correspondent and social media content creator for La Vida Baseball. Nicole did work for LVB instagram stories/posts & twitter. She did Miami Marlins content (Opening Day 2019, Fanfest 2020) and also 2019-2020 Colombian winter league content. Nicole also interviewed Colombian Miami Marlins players Jorge Alfaro and Harold Ramirez.
During the 2020 pandemic and quarantine, March- Late June 2020 Nicole did 32 Instagram lives with current MLB players -like Salvador Perez, Wilson Contreras, Wilson Ramos, Martin Perez, David Peralta – she also interviewed 1 AZ Diamondbacks staff coach and minor league players as well.
In late December 2022 Nicole became a self published children’s book author. A 9-Inning Dream Un Sueño de Nueve Entradas, is a bilingual children’s book about a boy from Colombia who had a dream of becoming an MLB player when he grows up. https://a.co/hNyDget
Game Time Foundation
Since 2014 Nicole has helped more than 3,500 children in different small towns/ different teams in Northern Colombia, Puerto Rico and Honduras, through Game Time. GTF is a sports nonprofit in which equipment for baseball, softball and soccer are collected in Miami and are taken to kids in active sports teams.
Children’s Book Author
In late December 2022 Nicole became a self published children’s book author. A 9-Inning Dream Un Sueño de Nueve Entradas, is a bilingual children’s book about a boy from Colombia who had a dream of becoming an MLB player when he grows up.
Las Mayores Mother's Day 2022
For Mother’s Day 2022, Nicole lead the team in charge of the Spanish content created for TW/FB and IG accounts of Las Mayores, MLB Puerto Rico, MLB Cuba, MLB Venezuela and MLB Dominicana ( which is May 29, 2022).
Nicole interviewed Katia Lindor, NY Mets player Francisco Lindor’s wife. ( via Skype)
She also interviewed 10 players, Miami,FL at LoanDepot Park, who were used on the different country accounts.
Editions & the rest of player interviews were done by other members of the Las Mayores team.
2021 Serie del Caribe, Mazatlan, Mexico
Nicole estuvo en Mazatlan, Mexico y entrevistó a el Monteriano de 20 años, Jordan Díaz, fue elegido en el equipo Todos Estrellas como el mejor tercera base de la Serie del Caribe Mazatlán, México 2021. Diaz fue el único Colombiano en ser escogido para el equipo Todos Estrellas. Jordan bateó con .368 de avg con 4 impulsadas y 3 dobles.
2020 Surprise Interview
20 de Noviembre 2020
Desde Miami, FL la periodista Nicole Fernandez entrevisto a Robert Jose Sanchez ( Robert TV) y a su papa Robert Sanchez. Hablaron sobre el beisbol, sus videos en YouTube y Instagram. Nicole le dio la sorpresa a ambos con un saludo de 3 jugadores Venezolanos de la MLB: Luis Arraez (Minnesota Twins) , Thairo Estrada( NY Yankees) y Salvador ‘Salvy’ Perez (Kansas City Royals)
Sigan a Robert TV en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1m6…
November 20, 2020
After smiling from watching a video from Robert on Instagram, Nicole knew she wanted to return Robert and his dad a smile. Nicole interviewed Robert and his dad who immigrated from Venezuela to Ecuador for a better life. Robert is a YouTuber and baseball player. Nicole surprised them both with an surprise hello from 3 Venezuelan MLB players Luis Arraez (Minnesota Twins) , Thairo Estrada( NY Yankees) y Salvador ‘Salvy’ Perez (Kansas City Royals).
La Vida Baseball
Instagram & Twitter: @lavidabaseball
Nicole was one of the producers and was the reporter for interviewing
both Colombian MLB players Miami Marlins
Catcher Jorge Alfaro and current Cleveland Indians ( former Miami Marlins player) Outfielder Harold Ramirez.
For La Vida Baseball’s Instagram
Nicole provided content for both stories & posts. From December 2019 to January 2021 she created content in Colombia during winter baseball league, she also visited NY Yankees player Giovanny Urshela’s & Miami Marlins player Jorge Alfaro’s hometown’s. As well as covering the 1st Baseball Gala done by the Colombian Baseball Federation in Cartagena, Colombia.
The latest content was for Miami Marlins 2020 Fan Fest and a Miami Marlins children’s hospital visit. All are in the highlights of La Vida Baseball’s instagram.