Nick Preciado

Nick is an editor at San José Spotlight with a drive to keep the community informed. He has experience covering local politics and government, transportation, land use, and business, among other topics.

He previously managed a small reporting team at BenitoLink, a nonprofit news site in San Benito County. Prior to that, he reported for the Hollister Free Lance, Gilroy Dispatch and Morgan Hill Times newspapers.

Nick graduated from Humboldt State University in 2013 with a degree in English writing practices and a minor in journalism. While at school, he helped lead the editorial team at the student-run Lumberjack newspaper.

San Jose shooter’s work record shows insubordination, unexcused leave

The disgruntled VTA employee who killed nine of his coworkers before committing suicide was never written up, the transit agency said Thursday, despite one coworker saying he “scared” them and suspected he would “go postal.” He did, however, have a history of insubordination and verbal altercations with coworkers. VTA released these details Thursday on the...

New details emerge in San Jose VTA rail yard shooting

New details have emerged about Wednesday’s mass shooting at a VTA light rail yard that left 10 people dead, including the shooter who turned the gun on himself. Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith appeared on NBC News’ “Today” show this morning to talk about the latest developments. “We know the suspect entered the facility and...