Nicole Perez joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a morning traffic reporter. She was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communications. Nicole came to Local 10 with more than five years of production experience at WSVN-TV and four years of graphic design for the Miami Heat's television network, Heat TV. As a reporter at Local 10 News, Nicole traveled to Normandy, France to cover the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, as well as Rome, Italy covering Holy Week and to Paris, France to cover the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral. Nicole covered Hurricane Irma in 2017 and traveled to Puerto Rico to report on the damage left behind after Hurricane Maria. She has also covered many local news stories and after her trip to Normandy, Nicole found a special connection to the WWII veterans in our community and has proudly told their stories. Nicole’s traffic reporting and her field reporting eventually led her to an evening anchor position, and now to the primary co-anchor of Local 10 News at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. When she's not covering South Florida stories, 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 telling the stories of our community, her hometown of South Florida.