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.
Phoenix pediatricians and pharmacies are getting ready to administer low doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 as soon as the FDA and CDC approve it.
"Once a vaccine has been administered, it can never be undone," Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a statement announcing the move. "The COVID-19 vaccine mandate is one of the greatest infringements upon individual liberty, federalism, and the separation of powers by any administration in our country’s history."
North Phoenix Halloween decoration vandals are ruining the spooky spirit for some families after their outdoor decorations were slashed to the ground.
Deputy Juan "Johnny" Ruiz, was assaulted while taking a suspect with felony warrants into custody on Oct. 9, and died on Oct. 11. The three-year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was laid to rest on Oct. 19.
The county got the brand new tabulation machines after Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs expressed concern about the security and the integrity of the machines that were in the hands of Cyber Ninjas auditors.
Two school districts in the Phoenix area will reportedly not receive federal grant money, after Governor Doug Ducey's office determined that they were not in compliance with state law, and therefore not eligible for the money.
School districts around the country are dealing with a bus driver shortage, and Peoria Unified hopes that by raising their pay, they can attract more people to apply.
Crews are expected to finish cleaning out a hoarder house in Peoria that resulted in a rat infestation in the area. Meanwhile, we are learning more about the snakes that were reportedly inside the home.
Neighbors living near a rat-infested home in Peoria say progress is being made in getting rid of the unwelcome creatures.
A Phoenix advocacy group has launched a petition that calls on the city to construct a protected bike lane in a portion of the downtown area.