Steve Nielsen

Steve Nielsen

Reporter

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 latest from Steve Nielsen

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President Trump's visit to Arizona marked by border visit, Phoenix event, protest

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.

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Father's Day at Hotel Valley Ho

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

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The long-term impact a wildfire has on a forest and its wildlife

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.

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Bush Fire burns over 170,000 acres

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.