Nick Popham joined the team at Spectrum Bay News 9 in July 2022 and is beyond thrilled to call the Tampa Bay Area home. 

Nick grew up near Pasadena, CA in a town called Altadena. He played baseball for 15 years before deciding to talk in front of a camera for a living. Nick graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Northridge in 2015 with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. While in college, Nick interned for 60 Minutes in New York City and FOX Sports Radio in LA.

Nick has essentially worked in every region of the United States. He kicked off his career as a multimedia journalist in Sioux City, Iowa at the CBS/FOX affiliate, KMEG/KPTH, also known as Siouxland News. While working for Siouxland News, Nick won his first journalism award from the Iowa Broadcast News Association for his feature piece on the 36th Annual Wayne Chicken Show in Wayne, NE. He also covered the 2016 presidential race and filled in as an anchor and producer.

Nick then went on to work as a general assignment reporter for KATV, the ABC affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas. He spent his nearly two years in Arkansas covering breaking news, severe weather (including Hurricane Michael), politics, and filled in as a news and sports anchor.

Prior to joining the team at Bay News 9, Nick spent three years (2019-2022) as a multimedia journalist for KOMO, the ABC affiliate in Seattle, Washington. While in the pacific northwest, Nick was nominated for an Emmy for his contribution to team coverage of the Seattle riots that took place on May 30, 2020. He spent multiple days covering demonstrations during that time, as well as was serving as one of the station's primary reporters on the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick was the first reporter on scene in Kirkland, WA at the Life Care Center for the first announced COVID-19 death in the United States in February 2020. He also filled in as a sports anchor.

When not working, Nick is most likely playing with his cat, at the movies, or with his wife, Bethany, at Disney World.

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