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Between the Lines June 2023

May 25, 2023 04:06PM ● By Omaha Magazine
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Carol Nigrelli—Contributing Writer

Carol Nigrelli, and her husband, Craig, are thrilled to be back in the city they love after a four-year absence that took them to Wichita and Lakeland, Florida. Now in her “forever home,” Carol has transitioned easily and gratefully back into Omaha life—playing cello at St. John’s Church on the Creighton University campus and writing for Omaha Magazine about the people, places, and things that make the Midlands so unique. Her perspective comes from the (often) nomadic lifestyle of a broadcast journalist. The Philadelphia native spent 30 years in radio and TV news, hopscotching across Pennsylvania before landing in Buffalo, New York, as the main anchor at the CBS affiliate for over two decades. In 2002, after marrying colleague Craig Nigrelli, Carol left broadcasting and embarked on a print media career that included stops in Albuquerque, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and then Omaha for 11 years. Carol has two daughters and a grandson, and remains a die-hard Red Sox fan.

Lexi Shuck—Edit Intern

Lexi, 17, attends Sandy Creek High School in Fairfield, Nebraska. SCHS provides a program called NCAPS that allows students to be mentored in a career field they wish to learn more about. Falling in love with English at an early age and joining journalism her sophomore year, Lexi decided to pursue a short internship at Omaha Magazine. She loves to read in her free time and listen to music, usually Taylor Swift or Fleetwood Mac. Writing has always been a passion of hers, and taking this chance has been a learning process for her. After interning, Lexi thinks that journalism could be a good choice for her future. 

Dave Trouba—Ad Traffic Manager

Joining Omaha Magazine in 2020 as ad traffic manager, Trouba works as liason between the sales and design teams to get all ads designed, approved, and placed for each of the 17 publications that Omaha Publications produces. A graduate of Westside High School (1980) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism (1985), Trouba worked as a freelance photojournalist and graphic designer in California for five years before moving to Kansas City and working as a product and publication designer for Hallmark Cards. Returning to Nebraska in 2000, he and his wife, Susan, settled in Papillion and raised their three children—plus a variety of cats and corgis. In his free time, Trouba is an avid golfer, gardener, cook, and cribbage player and enjoys Irish music, whiskey, and the occasional cigar.

This article originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.  

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