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.
Border Patrol agents and Mexican police discovered an incomplete cross-border tunnel running underneath streets in Nogales.
Maricopa County Supervisors are preparing to do something that has never been done in the county's history, conduct an appeal hearing for a suspended official.
Authorities found pants belonging to a 6-year-old girl missing since last week in a rural Arizona creek, but say they haven’t located the child yet.
The widow of a murder victim is suing the City of Phoenix, Phoenix Police, and Maricopa Health Care officials for negligence, blaming them along with the suspect, for her husband's death.
Just days after announcing his presidential run, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has visited the Valley.
Just days after announcing his campaign to be the Democratic candidate for President, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has visited the Valley. FOX 10's Nicole Garcia reports.
Mesa Public Schools put its superintendent, Dr. Ember Conley on paid administrative leave with no explanation. Now, the state Attorney General's Office is reviewing several complaints, including one in which she is accused of embezzlement and theft.
As a storm brought rainy weather to parts of the Valley, people in parts of Northern Arizona are bracing for snow. FOX 10's Nicole Garcia reports.
It was a situation that could have ended in tragedy, two men trapped inside an apartment building that was on fire, but thanks to a couple of quick-thinking first responders, they were able to make it out alive.
A 7-year-old Valley boy is being called a hero after he immediately sprang into action, setting off a series of events that ultimately helped save his mother's life.