Nico Santos

Nico Santos is a reporter, anchor, and multimedia journalist for 12 News. He joined us from Yuma, Ariz. where he was an anchor and executive producer. Prior to his time there, Nico worked as a news writer and assignment editor for KUSI-TV in San Diego. He says his love of journalism found him when he first interned at The San Diego Union-Tribune and the Spanish-language newspaper, Enlace.

He graduated from San Francisco State University earning a bachelor's degree in communication studies. During his time in the Bay Area, he interned at the Bay Area's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV, working in the newsroom. He also worked as a production assistant for San Francisco's long-time community affairs talk show, Bay Sunday.

Outside of work Nico plays music, emcees events and pretends he is a chef. Nico's dream is to travel the world and to try new food everywhere he visits. In his down time, he catches up with his friends, family with a side of housekeeping chores. Other passions of his include drawing, painting, or playing the doumbek (a Middle-Eastern drum), and cruising in his 1971 Volkswagen Beetle. (You may see him cruising in it on a Sunday afternoon.)

Catch Nico every day on 12 Today. You can contact Nico with any story ideas, Phoenix-area tips and tricks, or to just say hello.


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