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.
Sports betting in Arizona is one step closer to becoming a reality once the governor signs it into law. We take a look at what it could mean in the state and how it'll be executed.
Sports betting could soon become legal in Arizona as the bill was passed by the Senate and now heads to the governor's desk.
It's been more than a year since fans were able to attend baseball games in person, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, fans are returning to Downtown Phoenix to cheer on the Arizona Diamondbacks.
GOP lawmakers in the Arizona State Senate failed to approve an abortion bill that would have banned abortion based on genetic abnormalities.
Families are mourning the loss of several after a wrong-way crash by a now-deceased wrong-way driver, says Arizona's Department of Public Safety.
"Patrol Officers located the suspect in a stolen vehicle on April 5, and he was taken into custody," Williams said. "The adult male suspect, Donovan Johnson, made admissions during an interview and he was booked into jail."
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced on March 31 a staffing surge, along with other operational changes, in order to meet the high demand for COVID-19 vaccination across the state.
Researchers in Arizona are tracking COVID-19 cases with the E484K mutation - a new variant that seems to lower the body's antibody response to the virus.
Gilbert Public Schools officials say 152 teachers and staff members were laid off, due to declining enrollment. Parents say the district let many high-caliber teachers go in the layoff. FOX 10's Nicole Garcia reports.
The largest universities in Arizona are deciding whether or not to require a COVID-19 vaccine to head back to campus, but for now, they're saying they aren't required.