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.
The Bush Fire burning northeast of the Valley has increased in size and is burning nearly 200,000 acres of land. Those who were evacuated were allowed to go back home over the weekend.
According to information released by the Arizona State Forestry, the Aquila Fire has burned 897 acres of land as of June 24 and it is 5% contained. One primary structure and at least 10 outbuildings are confirmed lost.
First, the president will travel to Yuma to mark the construction of more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, an issue that he built his campaign on four years ago. Later, he’ll address a group of young Republicans at a Phoenix megachurch, where event organizers have pledged thousands will attend.
We're checking out Zuzu restaurant's brunch at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale near 69th and Main streets. Take a look at the size of their "King Kong Bloody Mary," which is one of there signature drinks. https://www.hotelvalleyho.com/zuzu
As the "Bush Fire" continues to burn nearly 200,000 acres in the Tonto National Forest, animals are being forced out of their natural habitats, fleeing for safety. A state game and fish employee talks about the impact a fire like this has on wildlife after the fire is over.
On Saturday morning, officials confirmed the fire has burned 174,397 acres of land and is 7% contained. Over 750 personnel are assigned to fight the fire.
By law, Arizona's Department of Economic Security is required to undergo a complete audit every 10 years. It's been 15, the department says. Issues the department has have been highlighted while trying to fulfill unemployment requests during the coronavirus pandemic.
It's been months since Isidro Meza was murdered, and now, Isidro's widow wants justice for her late husband.
A crime ring has been profiting off of millions collecting unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic, the US Secret Service warns.
The Phoenix Zoo has already reopened to members, to the delight of families and animals alike.