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
Chief Meteorologist Kevin Musso has the latest Accuweather forecast from ABC30 Action News.
Fresno Yosemite International Airport breaks ground on terminal expansion project
Construction will include a new concourse wing, an expanded security screening checkpoint, a federal inspection station for international arrivals and an added waiting area for friends and family.
Mayor Jerry Dyer's new budget adds to police, fire and traffic safety
Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer presented his proposed budget Thursday morning, highlighting several of the city's issues and the solutions his budget would fund.
Audubon Drive to close in northwest Fresno as crews widen street
A vital road for many Fresno commuters will be closed for upgrades starting this week.
Portion of Highway 180 to be closed due to collapsed roads
If you're planning a trip to Kings Canyon National Park or one of the many camping spots and hiking trails along Highway 180, you may have to re-think your plans.
Fallen officers memorialized in local monument
Colleagues, friends, and family members paid tribute to the local officers who lost their lives, including the Selma hero whose death devastated his family and community.
1 killed in fire inside concrete drainage enclosure in northwest Fresno
An investigation is underway after one person was killed in a fire in Fresno County.
Housing Watch: Fresno State students learn about real estate
Teaching the next generation about real estate was the focus at Fresno State's Youth Empowered Affordable Housing Summit.
Retired Tulare fire chief helps save homes from fast-moving fire in Visalia
A retired South Valley fire chief jumped into action to help save homes from fast-moving flames in Visalia on Wednesday.
Marlee Matlin headlines SJV Town Hall speaker series
Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin made a stop in Fresno as part of the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall speaker series.