Nico Payne


Nico Payne is an Imperial Valley native reporting and anchoring for KYMA and KSWT news.

Nico returned to the Imperial Valley and Yuma from Los Angeles after five years at KCBS/KCAL working behind the scenes as a Production Assistant and the station’s Guest Booker.

He graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a Bachelors in Public Relations and Advertising.

After working with celebrities from Sheila E. to Stevie Wonder to Travis Barker and more, to working with top mentors such as CBS 2 anchors Pat Harvey and Paul Magers. Nico is excited to bring his experience to Yuma and the Imperial Valley.

Nico is passionate about bringing newsworthy stories to his viewers and would like to hear from you! Feel free to reach out to him with your story and follow him on his journey as your local news reporter/anchor.

You can email him at and follow him on social media at