Sports Anchor & Reporter
Nick King has been a sports reporter and anchor for Arizona’s Family since September of 2019. Before Phoenix, he worked at television stations in California, Missouri and Virginia, after graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Nick grew up announcing backyard games of football, basketball, baseball and golf while playing with and against his brothers, and decided in 5th grade he would make broadcasting sports on TV his career. A quarter century later, it’s still hard to believe that childhood dream has come true. Whether it be high school, college, or the pros, attending memorable sporting events on an almost nightly basis and talking about them, while trying to be both informative and funny (trying, anyway, on the latter), never gets old.
But Nick’s also found that the truly unforgettable days as a reporter center around telling the stories of people the public might otherwise never know about. The type of stories, about the type of people, that live in your heart forever.
He won an Emmy for a story about “The Seated Golfer,” a Valley veteran who found new life on the golf course more than three decades after a wartime injury left him unable to walk. Other memorable stories since moving to Arizona include a 19-year-old who was diagnosed with autism running a 100 mile race; the basketball-crazy town of Whiteriver rallying together after a season on the court was lost due to Covid; the Perry high football team showing incredible support for their freshman team manager who was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called MPS; and so, so many more.
When he’s not at a game or looking for the next one of those indelible stories, Nick enjoys playing basketball, golfing, trail running, hiking, road tripping around the Grand Canyon state, nature photography, reading and cooking. More than anything, he’s thrilled to call a place like the Valley of the Sun, where all of that is possible year-round, home.