Nicole Garcia has been part of the FOX 10 News team since 2013.
As a general assignment reporter, Nicole has been at the forefront of several breaking and national stories - from mystery murder investigations, scandalous trials, and bizarre crimes. But she’s also covered amazing stories of survival, miraculous recoveries, communities coming together, and acts of human kindness here in Arizona as well.
Her television broadcasting career began at UCLA, where she majored in Communication Studies and graduated Cum Laude. Nicole served as the News Director for their student-run news program, Bruin News, and also worked in Washington, D.C. as an intern White House correspondent. She also worked behind the scenes at KABC in Los Angeles for several years.
Then it was off to the Lone Star State where she worked as an anchor/reporter at KAMR, in Amarillo, Texas. Her most memorable story in Amarillo, was when she volunteered to get tasered by police for a demonstration - ouch. Thankfully, she survived to tell about it.
Nicole worked for nearly a decade at KMPH in Fresno, California, where she was an anchor and reporter. She covered everything from high profile crime and court cases, to citrus freezes, wildfires, and the start of waterfall season at Yosemite National Park. She also personally witnessed an execution at San Quentin. She was nominated for an AP Award for her live blog during the murder trial of a woman accused of killing her husband by stuffing him in a vat of acid.
Nicole and her son love travelling and playing with their dogs. She’ll always be a born California girl, but over the years, has adapted to the desert heat and is proud to call Arizona home.
If you have any story ideas, please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The incident happened in an area north of Avenida del Yaqui (Priest Drive) and Calle Guadalupe (Guadalupe Road), and the suspect, identified as an adult man, was declared dead at the scene.
As officers were searching a Phoenix neighborhood, the suspect fired multiple rounds at them. The officers returned fire at the suspect. None of the officers were injured.
Unless a court acts, Frank Atwood is set to become the second person to be executed by Arizona officials, following an execution in 2014 that some say was botched. Here's what you should know about the man who was convicted of kidnapping and murdering a child in the 80s.
An Arizona prisoner is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in less than three weeks for killing an 8-year-old girl, marking the second condemned man to decline lethal gas since the state refurbished its gas chamber — a method of execution that hasn’t been used in the U.S. in more than 20 years.
For the fourth weekend in a row, Lake Pleasant has seen deadly incidents stemming from drowning or injuries, says the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. First responders say the biggest issue in these cases: no one was wearing a life vest.
According to reports, 32-year-old Andy Chaves was killed along with two other people while they were in a Tesla car along the Pacific Coast Highway in Southern California. Federal traffic safety officials are reportedly looking into whether the car was operating on a partially automated driving system.
An 83-year-old woman died after a boating incident on Lake Pleasant on May 8, but those who did survive the incident were saved by a brave family who is now being recognized.
Pediatricians say parents should not dilute baby formulas or make substitutes, as that could be dangerous to their baby's health.
The email states the nationwide layoffs will mostly affect those in operational positions within Carvana, which is known nationwide for its multi-story car vending machines.
“After much prayer and consideration and in consultation with my family and city leadership, I have decided to make a change,” Chief Williams said in a statement.