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 email@example.com.
Portions of two interstate highways were among multiple routes that remained closed due to difficult driving conditions from winter weather in Arizona’s high country.
The metro Phoenix area is seeing rain and hail, while northern Arizona has seen at least 7 to 9 inches of snow over the weekend.
Experts say hospitals in the Valley are starting to see a decreasing trend in the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, but officials say people should not let their guard down.
Voting rights advocates say a number of bills introduced by Republicans in the Arizona State Legislature are efforts to try and suppress voting.
President Joe Biden unveiled his massive immigration plan on the day of his inauguration. The US Citizenship Act of 2021 will create an eight-year path to citizenship.
Those who can afford a home of their own but enjoy a community way of living are leasing homes instead of buying, says several housing developers in Arizona.
A judge has denied bail for an Arizona man known as the so-called 'QAnon Shaman.' Jake Chansley, also known as Jake Angeli, was arrested for his alleged role in the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Four of Phoenix Union High School District's campuses will serve as vaccination sites to help those living in the area get vaccinated against a disease that has ravaged the world for over a year.
State estimates show since schools that used distance learning were set to receive 5% less money per students than schools that utilize in-person learning,
Even as school districts in the East Valley opt to return to virtual learning due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, some schools in the West Valley are still open for in-person learning, if the parents opt for it.