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Carly joined the FOX13 family June 2012, after reporting in Lubbock, Texas. She was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and raised in San Diego, California. Today, she claims both coastal states as her home.

The San Diego State University alum graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
When she's not covering news, Carly would always prefer to be outside with her Terrier, Lubbock-Lynn, running, hiking, boating, camping or watching pretty much any sporting event. She also teaches Yoga and does CrossFit.

Got a story idea for Carly? Email her at carly.figueroa@fox13now.com.

Recent Articles
  • Doctor sex charges

    Utah pediatrician arrested after ‘hundreds of images of child porn’ found on computer

    CLEARFIELD, Utah – Authorities have arrested a pediatrician accused of sexually exploiting a minor. Clearfield Police took 34-year-old Dr. Taylor Steven Jerman into custody at about 2 a.m. Friday on eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Officials said his arrest is the result of a 2-month investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that began when officials observed child pornography files being shared in August. ICAC officers searched Dr. Jerman’s Clearfield apartment near 1100 S. 2000 […]

  • Raw Video: Authorities release dash cam video of 120-mph chase, fiery crash into house

    PRICE, Utah – Two people are dead and officers are investigating after a high-speed chase ended with the suspects crashing into a house in Carbon County, and the home erupted into flames after the crash. Before the chase Friday morning, Carbon County authorities were called to The Tuscan, a restaurant near 100 N. and Carbon Ave.,  where a fight was reported at about 1 a.m. When deputies arrived, they saw a car leaving the parking lot and ordered the driver to […]

  • Halloween more deadly than New Year’s Eve when it comes to DUI

    SALT LAKE CITY — According to local law enforcement, Halloween has become an exceptionally fatal holiday when it comes to drunk drivers on Utah roads, and several agencies will be amping up efforts to catch drunken drivers and deter those who may consider driving while drunk. The Utah Highway Patrol especially plan to crack down on impaired drivers. “We focus on that on Halloween,” Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said. “Halloween has become a big holiday for […]

  • Utah family found dead in home 1 month ago, still no answers in death

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Monday marks one month since a Springville family of five was found dead in their home. Police still have no answers as far as how or what killed the Strack family. Benjamin and Kristi Strack, along with three of their children, were found dead on Sept. 27 inside their home. They were discovered by the couple’s 18-year-old son, who is now the only surviving member of the immediate family. Police say the lack of answers is out of […]

  • Friend of man shot by police in Magna speaks

    MAGNA, Utah – Unified Police shot and killed a man in who they say threatened himself with a knife and ultimately threatened officers in Magna Saturday evening. The deceased was identified as 39 year-old Luis Quintana of Magna. The shooting occurred in the area of 8400 West and 3500 South. Unified Police say they first received reports of Quintana threatening suicide, but when police arrived at the provided location Quintana could not be found. Officers suspended their search in order […]

  • Protest at Utah State Capitol focuses on pets shot by police

    SALT LAKE CITY — A rally was held at the Utah State Capitol Saturday afternoon to bring awareness to the issue of officer related shootings involving pets, and the event was one of several such rallies held across the country. Many people from the Justice for Geist movement were there, including the owner of the dog who was shot by a Salt Lake City police officer last June. The national activist group Freeze Don’t Shoot organized rallies at state capitols […]

  • apt fire

    Man hanging from second-story window rescued after fire sparked by cigarette

    SALT LAKE CITY — An early morning apartment fire displaced more than a dozen Salt Lake City residents Saturday. When fire crews arrived they had to make a dangerous rescue before fighting the fire, as they found a man hanging from a second-story window sill. “We just hear this crash from the other side of the building, and we run around and this guy is half hanging out of his window, coughing from all the smoke,” resident Albert Tom said. […]

  • Police seek public input regarding cops and body cameras

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah – Police are asking for public input as they consider whether or not to provide officers with body cameras. Jim Winder, Salt Lake County Sheriff, is considering providing body cameras to officers with the Unified Police Department and deputies with the sheriff’s office. Winder said it’s a two-step process that starts with policy, and he’s asking the public to help him make it. “So this is the beginning of the conversation,” he said. “The first question […]

  • Police, family searching for missing woman from Murray

    MURRAY, Utah – Murray police are investigating a woman’s mysterious disappearance and members of her family are asking the public for help finding her. Kayelyn Louder, 30, disappeared from her Murray condo September 27 around 7 p.m. She left in the rain with no shoes, no money and without a cell phone. Family members said it’s clear she had no intent to be gone for long. “She was wearing a white tank top and shorts, and she had her car […]

  • Courtesy: Utah County Health Dept.

    Tests confirm toxic algae in Utah Lake; threat to humans, pets, wildlife

    SALT LAKE CITY – Officials have just released the test results from the toxic blue-green algae suspected to be growing in parts of Utah Lake. The results confirm elevated levels of the cyanotoxin from the algae in the lake. Researchers took water samples from the Lindon Harbor Jetty for the tests. The toxin can cause liver damage among other issues and poses a threat to humans, pets and wildlife. Related: Dog dies after exposed to toxic blue-green algae in Utah […]

  • Derek Mamales/Courtesy of Tooele City police

    Father in custody after K9 helps locate missing, endangered child in Tooele

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A sharp-nosed K9 is responsible for finding an endangered and missing child in Tooele Saturday. After the boy’s father, Richard Mamales, had altercation with the boy’s mother Friday night, the father took the 5 year old and threatened to kill him. The man then disappeared for the night. Samantha Mamales is Richard’s daughter, and she spoke about the suspect. “He’s a very toxic person,” she said. “You know he gets on this drug, and no filter, […]

  • Courtesy: Jay Winn

    Video: Meteor lights up Utah sky

    SALT LAKE CITY — A meteor flashed across the Utah sky around 4:30 Thursday morning. Patrick Wiggins, NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador to Utah, described the phenomenon. “A rock, a meteoroid, if you will, traveling through space, minding its own business. The Earth got in the way, right? And Earth’s gravity kind of went ‘OK, come on down.’ [It] hit the Earth’s atmosphere and, of course, when it did that it got very, very hot and very, very bright,” Wiggins said. […]


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