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: Staying clear this weekend
Kassandra Gutierrez has the latest Accuweather Forecast from ABC30 Action News.
Crews race to clear roads in Fresno County before next storm
Road closures continue along mountain roads as eroded hillsides pose a hazard for drivers.
Recent heavy rains could dampen fire season in Central California
As fire season looms, preparations are already underway to battle wildfires from the ground and air.
Strong winds and soggy grounds topple nearly 30 trees in Fresno
The City of Fresno received a dramatic increase in calls for downed trees in the last 24 hours.
FEMA on standby for next round of storms in Fresno County
After the significant rainfall, reinforcements have been called in to help neighborhoods that have been severely impacted by floodwaters in Fresno County
Fallout from this weekend's second tornado warning
The National Weather Service in Hanford had another busy Sunday afternoon as multiple weather advisories were issued due to extreme weather.
Tornado warning, hail and heavy rain sweep through Fresno County Saturday
It was a wild day Saturday for weather from hail the size of grapes to strong winds and if wasn't the hail, it was heavy rain coming down hard.
Madera County residents prepare for heavy rain during storms
Storm preparations continued to ramp up across Central California on Thursday.
Highway 168 remains closed, China Peak hoping to reopen this week
After several days of snow, clean-up efforts are nonstop in the Fresno County mountains.
Residents left in dark as power outages continue in mountain communities
Another round of snow is expected this weekend and nearly 3,000 customers in Madera County are still without power on Friday night.