Craig Nigrelli brings over 21 years of Broadcast News experience to 3 News Now. He started in AM radio in 1990 before making the move to TV in 1993 as a reporter at WIVB-TV in Buffalo. While there, he covered the crash of TWA flight 800. He was the first reporter on the scene when federal investigators raided the boyhood home of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mcveigh, only 3 days after the massive explosion.
From there, Craig moved to Albuquerque where he took over morning and noon anchor duties at KOAT. Craig's knowledge of politics and insightful questions earned him the nickname "The Matt Lauer of New Mexico," given to him by Governor and former presidential candidate Bill Richardson.
After four years at KOAT, Craig moved to KSTP in Minneapolis/St. Paul, where he covered such stories as the Red Lake School shooting. He also traveled to Ramstein Air Base in Germany to report on Minnesota soldiers flying in and out of the war in Iraq.
Before coming to Action 3 News, Craig also worked at KCTV in Kansas City where he was known for his hard-hitting investigations.
Craig arrived at KMTV 3 News Now in the summer of 2008, and currently anchors the 4:30, 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts, Monday through Friday.
In 2008, Craig was the only local television journalist to get in some one-on-one questions when Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was in-town and kept away from the media.
More recently, Craig captained the KMTV 3 News Now coverage of the Huskers in the Big 12 Championship Game in Dallas. He also Field Anchored at Millard South High School during the tragic shooting of two principals.
Craig is a graduate of Rutgers University where he played on the school's tennis team. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys playing whenever he has the chance.
Craig is active in the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is a parishioner at St. John's Catholic Church on the campus of Creighton University. Craig is a lector at the church and his wife Carol is a member of the orchestra. In his spare time here in Omaha, you will find Craig "at the rink;" playing hockey with local police officers and firefighters on Mondays and Thursdays at the Motto Mclean Ice Arena, or playing in the Metro Classic Hockey League, where fellow hockey players have affectionately call him "Newsboy," " Ron Burgundy" or "Anderson 360."
Craig's wife, Carol, is also an accomplished news journalist, having been an anchor for 23 years at WIVB in Buffalo. In 2003, she was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame alongside the late Tim Russert. She is an accomplished cellist who plays at multiple churches, weddings and concerts. She is also a writer for Omaha Magazine.