Cindy Williams (journalist)

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Cindy Williams
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Cindy Jane Williams

1963 (age 55–56)
OccupationTelevision journalist
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
TitleMiss Mississippi USA 1986
Spouse(s)Lee Nelson
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorDark Blonde Hair
Eye colorHazel
Miss USA 1986 (3rd runner-up)

Cindy Williams (born 1963) is an award-winning news anchor with WCSH 6 in Portland, Maine. Williams has won several awards from the Associated Press and the Maine Association of Broadcasters for her anchoring and reporting. She has been with WCSH since 1989. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1985 with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. Cindy was the anchor of News Seven and the 10 o’clock news on the NBC affiliate in Laurel and Hattiesburg, Mississippi of WDAM-TV.

Williams held the Miss Mississippi USA 1986 title and placed third runner up in the 1986 Miss USA pageant, alongside other runners-up Halle Berry and Kelly Parsons.[1] She was also a semi finalist in the 1986 Miss International contest. Williams remained involved with pageantry, hosting the 1996 Miss Maine pageant.[2]


Cindy Williams is seen as a news anchor for WCSH in Portland, Maine. She is seen on weeknights at 5, 5:30 and 6. She co-anchors with Pat Callaghan at 5 and 6 and with Rob Caldwell at 5:30. She also rotates with other station personnel as anchor of the statewide 12 noon weekday newscast.

Personal life[edit]

Cindy married Lee Nelson on August 19, 1989. The couple had two sons.


  1. ^ "Miss Texas Is New Miss USA". Associated Press. 1986-05-20.
  2. ^ "Lots of Work Goes into Selecting Miss Maine". Portland Press Herald. 1996-06-30.

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