Dave Nichols started his television news career in 1949 and worked for 29 years in the Valley of the Sun. He was an Anchor at CBS affiliate, KOOL-TV Channel 10 and later, KTVK TV, Channel 3, both in Phoenix. He also wrote a book, “A Nichols Worth of Ev” which chronicled the tumultuous political ride of Arizona Governor Evan Mecham’s journey into politics. Dave used to like to frequent Upton’s Diner on Thomas, when working evenings. He was in the studio when a gunman took over the set, holding fellow anchorman, Bill Close, hostage. Dave was married to Illean Faller Nichols and they had two children. He passed away in April of 1996.