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.
Officials with the cities of Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale have begun some stages of drought protocols.
These days, industry titans are setting up shops in the Phoenix area, creating thousands of new jobs, and establishing Arizona's status as a worldwide technological hub.
Officers were leaving the scene of an unrelated incident when the suspect was throwing rocks at police officers and vehicles. The suspect was reportedly told to stop, but the suspect did not comply with orders. The suspect was eventually shot, and was declared dead at the hospital.
Three decades have passed since two young women were murdered by the so-called "Canal Killer" in Phoenix. The trial of their accused murderer, Bryan Patrick Miller, has begun.
According to the ruling, which was posted to the Arizona Attorney General's website, Judge Kellie Johnson ruled that a judgment and injunction signed in 1973 in regards to a law known as ARS 13-3603 "no longer has any prospective application."
Federal Aviation Administration officials said a Robinson R22 helicopter went down around 9:15 a.m., some 4 ½ miles north of the Falcon Field Airport in Mesa.
"Operation Gun Crime Crackdown" is an effort to focus on reducing gun crime in the community. The department said it will work together to streamline the shooting investigation process, which includes assigning detectives to individual precincts to work with neighborhood enforcement teams and patrol officers.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said a judge in Pima County has lifted an injunction that was placed on Arizona's abortion statute.
The victims have been identified as 45-year-old Martha Valdez Salomon and Gabriel Aguiler, 43. Investigators say no signs of trauma were found.
Millions of dollars are starting to come into Arizona, as part of a national settlement involving opioid, and some non-profit groups are already cashing in on the disbursements.