Nicole Lacroix joined WETA 90.9 FM in 1998. Her interest in radio was sparked by Voice of America broadcasts in Vientiane, Laos where her family was stationed at the start of the Vietnam War. The little American compound had no television and no telephone. The warm and reassuring voices on the radio were the only communication from home, and made a big impression on a small child.
When the family was transferred to the Ivory Coast, radio was again the vital link that kept them in touch with what was going on in the United States. Through the Cuban missile crisis and the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the neighborhood ham radio operator became the local hero.
After receiving a degree in music from Trinity College, Lacroix spent fifteen years at WGMS in Washington, with stints at VOA, KDFC San Francisco and at Baltimore's WJHU and WBJC.
Lacroix lives in DC's SW Waterfront with her husband and their cat, “Random,” and Labradoodle, “Chessie.” Her hobbies include singing with the Bach in Baltimore choir, yoga and running with the above-mentioned Labradoodle.