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.
Residents in one downtown Phoenix neighborhood say they’re upset with the way Phoenix Police officers treated them Sunday night as hundreds of protesters happened to be marching through their streets in response to George Floyd's death.
From now until June 8, Arizona will be under a statewide, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew.
Phoenix police say the department was aware of a planned protest that began at 5 p.m. in the downtown area. At 8 p.m., curfew announcements were made to protesters and at the same time, some people became involved in criminal activity, including ignited fireworks at officers and throwing rocks and water bottles.
With record high temperatures, it typically drives people indoors, into air-conditioned environments, but there are a lot of people who can take the heat, and businesses and restaurants in Tempe, are ready to serve them.
After videos of crowded bars and throngs of partygoers in Old Town Scottsdale went viral, the city's mayor says he's personally spoken with several bar and club owners about following the governor's public health guidelines. FOX 10's Nicole Garcia reports.
Partygoers were out at local bars and restaurants over the weekend, and many of them were noticeably not wearing masks or following social distancing guidelines.
Memorial Day is known as the unofficial start to summer and there's nothing like cooling off on a hot summer day like jumping in the pool. Chandler allowed its residents to cool off all weekend, but with safety measures in place during the pandemic.
Arizona forestry officials have issued a red flag warning in Coconino and Mohave Counties, due to high winds, heat, and heavy traffic in open areas this Memorial Day weekend, boosting the fire danger across the state.
According to Glendale Police officials, calls came in at around 7:25 p.m. of an active shooting situation at Westgate. The shooting, according to officials, left three people injured, one critically.
Prosecutors painted a dark picture of the man authorities believe was the suspect in a shooting that left three people injured at Westgate Wednesday night. FOX 10's Nicole Garcia reports.