Nick joined the CHCH News team in December 2004 as a Reporter and Anchor of CHCH News at 11. He quickly established himself as the lead reporter on CHCH Evening News, covering breaking news stories from across the region, the country and around the world.
A career highlight for Dixon came in February of 2010 when he traveled to Haiti for 2 weeks to cover the aftermath of the devastating earthquake. In his time there he was embedded with the Canadian Navy, so he was able to show how Canadian sailors were helping in the recovery and rebuilding effort. He also stayed at a Mission just outside Port au Prince, where he was able to show CHCH viewers how people from this region were helping Haitians. While he reported live from Haiti, he also wrote and produced a 2 part documentary called “Hope For Haiti.”
In his career Nick has also covered several election campaigns at all levels, as well as disasters from the 2004 Peterborough floods, to Tornadoes in Fergus and Hamilton. In 2006 during the Caledonia land dispute Dixon frequently anchored CHCH’s coverage from the scene in front of both sides of the tense small town. He also reported for CNN and Fox News on the NHL’s suspension of Todd Bertuzzi after his now infamous hit on Steve Moore.
Nick also enjoys telling more personal stories, and has closely followed the story of Travis Bailey, a man who survived after being shot in the head, and who is now dealing with the significant difficulties of his recovery.
In December of 2008 Nick began anchoring CHCH Evening News. But while viewers see him spending most of his time behind the desk, there’s nothing he loves more than getting out of the studio and telling stories, or anchoring live in the field.
Nick is also very active in the community, lending his time to numerous charities, like McMaster Children’s Hospital, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Wheel’s in Motion, Tim Horton’s Camp Day, and more. He’s also had the pleasure of speaking to various groups and organizations about his work.
Born in England, and having grown up in Montreal, Hong Kong and Burlington, in his spare time this McMaster University grad isn’t ashamed to admit he’s likely watching more news. He also enjoys getting outside with his daughter, and enjoying all that this region has to offer.