Nicole Perez joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as the morning traffic reporter. Nicole has a lifetime of experience with South Florida traffic. She was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communications. She came to Local 10 with more than five years of production experience from WSVN 7 News and four years of graphic design for the Miami Heat's television network, Heat TV. When she's not covering the roadways of South Florida, she stays active by running and going to the gym. She has run five half-marathons in various U.S. cities and won first place in an NPC women's figure competition. Nicole is so grateful to be able to stay in South Florida and continue pursuing her on-air career.