Nico Payne
Nico Payne joined the ABC30 Action News team in January of 2022. He came to Fresno from Palm Springs where he spent two years as a reporter and weekend weather anchor. While in Palm Springs Nico enjoyed covering breaking news and interviewing some of the big names that tend to visit the Coachella Valley including Michael Douglas, Beverly Johnson, and the son of the late Cesar Chavez to name a few.

Nico began his career in Los Angeles, where he spent five years being mentored by some of the best in the broadcast industry. He later started his on-camera journey as a weekday reporter and weekend anchor at KYMA in Yuma, Arizona.

During his college years, Nico could be seen as an extra on Disney Channel's "Shake It Up" and other popular shows like "Glee."

Nico is a California native, born in Long Beach and raised in Imperial County. He is excited to be a part of the ABC30 Action News Team and looks forward to exploring what the Central Valley has to offer.

Nico's Stories
Accuweather Forecast: Warm and Windy
We'll see winds ranging from 10-20 mph. Shayla Girardin will have your full forecast on Action News.
Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking; 8 Riverdale families to receive new home
The selected families will also have to contribute 500 hours of "sweat equity" lending a helping hand in the construction of these homes, something they are grateful to do.
Fresno Motel 6 manager shot 4 times speaks out
A Motel 6 Manager that was recently shot while on the job is speaking out after a chilling encounter.
Fire crews look to new firefighting strategy
Multiple fires broke out across the state in recent days, and although it is just the start of wildfire season, fire officials expect fires to continue to be more aggressive.
Central Unified School District announces new superintendent
The Central Unified School District has announced its new superintendent -- and it's a familiar name.
Scammers strike at local bank using skimmer
A Valley couple is speaking out and warning people that they were recently scammed at a Bank of America in downtown Fresno.
California fire officials reminding public to stay prepared
Officials acknowledged that dry conditions have increased fire risk and the 2022 season will be a challenging one, but they also point out these massive fires can be prevented.
Cinco De Mayo festivities take place throughout Fresno
Cinco de Mayo Art Hop and Fresno Street Eats joined forces this year for one big party in the street.
Authorities bust retail crime ring that hit stores across state, including Central CA
Investigators said the thieves broke into JCPenney and Sam's Club stores in multiple counties across the state, including Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties.
2 arrested for shooting that injured 10-year-old Fresno girl; police searching for 3rd suspect
Detectives identified the shooter as a 17-year-old and arrested him Thursday. A short time later, they arrested 18-year-old Kai Domingo-McPeters.