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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
  • Ogden woman killed in apparent murder-suicide impacted many lives

    OGDEN, Utah — Police have released the identities of the two people who died Friday at an Ogden residence. Police say 52-year-old Richard Candland killed his estranged wife, 52-year-old Cynthia Candland, before killing himself. Cynthia Candland taught at Weber State University. FOX 13 spoke with her friends and colleagues Monday. “My heart bleeds for them,” said Jalene Ward, neighbor and friend of the Candlands’. Neighbors on a quiet Ogden street were rattled Friday night as their front yards became a crime […]

  • Utah State Fair in its last day after record-breaking attendance

    SALT LAKE CITY — Sunday is the final day of the Utah State Fair, and this year’s turnout was one for the record books. Organizers said a number of factors contributed to last year’s weak attendance numbers. Nine days of bad weather certainly played a role, but this year has been nothing like last. “Staff is a little tired, but it’s been a great turnout, great support from our community and vendors,” said Michael Steele, who is the fair’s Executive […]

  • WVC mom booked into jail after allegedly stabbing her 2 children

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah –A West Valley City mother, 47, was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly stabbing her 12 year-old daughter and 8-year-old son. At approximately 6:15 a.m. on Saturday, police received a call about a mental subject to an address in the area of 2660 West and 3400 South. The call came from the same address. The children were transported to an area hospital in serious condition. As of 9:30 a.m., they were stable, said Lt. Dalan Taylor with […]

  • Accidental shooting at school that injured teacher sparks discussion on concealed carry laws

    TAYLORSVILLE, UTah — After a Taylorsville teacher was shot when her concealed weapon accidentally discharged in a campus bathroom, the question of gun rights in schools and in the state has resurfaced. State law allows anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry a weapon, loaded or not, pretty much anywhere they go, and that includes of course to work without having to tell their employer. One legislator we spoke with said that’s putting gun rights over a parent’s right […]

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    Utah elementary teacher accidentally shoots self in leg at school

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A teacher at Westbrook Elementary is in good condition after she accidentally shot herself in the leg at school Thursday morning. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said the teacher’s gun accidentally discharged in a faculty restroom around 8:45 a.m., before school was in session. He said no students or other employees were in the area. Horsley said the teacher is a concealed weapons permit holder and she was not legally obligated to notify the school district […]

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    Organizers: More than 100,000 attended final day of Salt Lake Comic Con

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake Comic Con has come to a close, and the celebrities, vendors and costumed crowds have gone home. The three-day event was bigger and better than before. Records were broken Saturday as more than 100,000 convention-goers attended the second annual Salt Lake Comic Con, according to event organizers. Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con founder, said the event had some hiccups. “Not everything worked perfectly,” he said. “We had a few challenges getting everyone in on […]

  • Sgt. First Class Nichole Bonham brought cut-outs of fellow soldiers, who are deployed overseas, to Salt Lake Comic Con to give her friends some fun photos from the event.

    Crowds of cosplayers make Salt Lake Comic Con most-attended convention in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — As was predicted, Saturday proved to be the busiest in Salt Lake Comic Con history, with a line that wrapped around the entire Salt Palace by the 10 a.m. opening. “The other two days I was in line for an hour and Thursday in line for three hours,” said Layton resident Ryan Bielik. Convention goers logged serious hours in line Saturday, but what’s a few hours in line when you spent days working on your costume? […]

  • Cops field calls as cosplayers descend on downtown

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake Comic Con has returned to the Salt Palace and brings with it some pretty interesting costumes, and Salt Lake police have received a few calls from concerned non-convention goers. Many comic characters of course carry weapons, and it might be alarming at first to see those characters on the street or at the table next to you in the food court. But if they’re coming or going to comic con, rest assured the weapons […]

  • Students skipping school? Parents could face fines

    NORTH OGDEN, Utah — The city of North Ogden is considering a daytime curfew after police say they’re catching too many kids cutting class. North Ogden City Police Department officials spent the summer working on a way to get kids off the streets and back into class. This week, they presented a proposal for a new law which would make skipping school a crime. Mayor Brent Taylor spoke about the effort. “So I think it’s just something we need to […]

  • Farmers market program helps provide produce for those who receive food stamps

    SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah families in need are getting some extra help thanks to Utahns Against Hunger and a recent grant. For a limited time, families using food stamps at the downtown Salt Lake City farmers market can double their money for groceries. Salt Lake City resident and mother of two young boys Brianne Christiansen got a pleasant surprise when she arrived to the booth where she picks up her food stamp tokens for the farmers market Saturday […]

  • New bike lane design causes confusion in downtown Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — The idea is for bigger, safer bike lanes in downtown Salt Lake City, and the first phase of the new parking and protective bike lanes on 300 South have been installed–but not everyone’s quite sure how it works just yet. “Everyone’s having a difficult time, and they do not know where to park,” Midcity Salon owner Teresa Bowman said. “And I’m running out telling clients, ‘Don’t park there. Park in that funky square.’” The new protective […]

  • Man accused of groping women on BYU campus appears in court

    PROVO, Utah — The preliminary hearing for the man police are calling the BYU groper began in Provo Thursday. Nathan Fletcher, 23, faces charges of sexual battery for allegedly groping female students on the BYU campus. An alleged victim, the lead detective on the case, and the head coach of BYU’s Track and Field team testified Thursday. Back in March, after several reports from female victims, surveillance footage was recovered by police, and investigators brought the footage to the BYU […]


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