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Fired Estero cheer coach to appear on Anderson Cooper

Fired Estero cheer coach to appear on Anderson Cooper

By Matt Grant. CREATED Feb 28, 2012

BONITA SPRINGS - Fired Estero High cheerleading coach and Hooters waitress Nicole Zivich is getting even more national attention.

Since Fox 4 began airing Zivich's story, Inside Edition ran a story on her fight with the Lee County School District.

Now, CNN host Anderson Cooper is talking with her.

Zivich taped an appearance for Cooper's daytime talk show Anderson in New York last Thursday.

"He was very positive," said Zivich. "He was shocked [about the firing] and couldn't believe that  had happened...I had very positive from everybody during the show."

The episode will be about how what you do outside of work can impact your day job.

"It's kind of crazy still," said Zivich, "how much publicity I'm getting."

Zivich now co-owns a Bonita Springs gym and will coach her own all-star competitive cheerleading team. Several of her former cheerleaders have already quit the Estero squad and want to join her team.

Fox 4 will let you know when Zivich's episode will air.

Matt Grant
mgrant@fox4now.com