Nicole Vap is the Executive Producer Content Development for the CBS Stations’ Local News Innovation Lab. She is responsible for managing premium content created by the Innovation Lab’s investigative team as well as journalists in its consumer, environmental and community impact units. She will also facilitate collaborations between the lab and journalists across the CBS News and Stations organization. Previously, she was Director of Investigative Journalism at 9NEWS in Denver, and led 9Wants to Know, a team of award winning reporters and producers who investigate government corruption, questionable business practices, crime and scams targeting the people of Colorado. Honors for Nicole and her team at 9News include a 2011 Columbia DuPont Silver Baton for excellence in journalism, numerous regional Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards along with recognition from the Colorado Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press. Nicole is also active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and the Denver Metro Crime Stoppers organization.