Steve Nielsen joined FOX 10 News in January of 2020 and is excited to be back in the Valley reporting.
Raised in California, Steve first fell in love with Phoenix while getting his degree at the Cronkite School at Arizona State.
Steve spent nearly a decade on the East Coast reporting for WPRI-TV in Rhode Island. The smallest state punched above its weight class in news.
He stood just feet away as FBI agents raided the Rhode Island House Speaker’s office. Eventually, the speaker pleaded guilty to bribery. Steve went to multiple Super Bowls covering the Patriots, reported in Fenway Park as the Red Sox won the World Series, and even interviewed the players at the Little League World Series.
Steve’s reporting in Rhode Island earned him 7 New England Emmy nominations. He appeared nationally on FOX News in the days after the Boston Marathon Bombing. He’s most proud of his work covering more than 50 cold cases in one year. His coverage helped detectives receive hundreds of tips on the region’s most challenging investigations.
It was in Rhode Island Steve met his talented, intelligent, and beautiful wife Susan. Their family grew with the birth of their son Cormac, in 2018.
Before his time in the Ocean State, Steve spent two years cutting his teeth in the mornings at KFDX in Wichita Falls, TX. In the evenings, he earned his master’s in International Relations at Midwestern State University.
He interned in college at several Phoenix television and radio stations. He always wanted to come back to the desert and cherishes the opportunity to now tell your stories in Phoenix.
While not a work, you can find Steve smiling and laughing at parks and trails in the valley soaking up the sun with his wife and son.
Stadiums are not packed during 2020's football season due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean fans can't show up, in another format.
Did you receive an unemployment overpayment letter from the Department of Economic Security? Here's what it means.
After months-long investigations into unemployment fraud cases in Arizona, the Department of Economic Security announced arrests have been made.
Another case of unemployment fraud within the Department of Economic Security is hitting home for one Valley resident.
An Arizona man says he is paying for the mistake made by the Department of Economic Security, claiming he was signed up to extend his unemployment benefits, and now owes money to the state.
A new report by the state's Auditor General detailed various areas where the state's prison needs money in order to make upgrades that can potentially save lives down the road.
Under the agreement, roughly $1.7 million will go toward consumer restitution in Arizona. Another $2.1 million will pay for a gift card program incentivizing owners to get their air bags replaced.
As Google becomes the target of another lawsuit by the government, FOX 10's Steve Nielsen spoke with an Arizona marketing expert on the predominant role Google has taken in launching businesses.
One parent says she's concerned because of a COVID testing site in the parking lot of her child's elementary school in Goodyear.
The campaigns have raked in cash by the millions and the path to control of the Senate may go through Arizona. FOX 10's Steve Nielsen reports.