From a young age Kiersten Nunez dreamed of being a journalist. After graduating with a bachelor’s from Weber State University she moved to the golden gulf coast. There Kiersten began her television career as a multimedia journalist at WXXV in Gulfport, Mississippi.

After a short time on the gulf coast Kiersten was ready to come home to the beehive state. She now is working as a multimedia journalist at FOX13.

The comment Kiersten gets the most when reporting is, “where is your camera man?” -She’s a one woman band. Photographer and on air talent, rolled into one. And her favorite comment is, “I have a story idea for you.” Kiersten loves writing, shooting, editing and telling YOUR stories.

When Kiersten isn’t out in the field reporting she can be found running, practicing the cello, spending time with loved ones or playing with her dachshund, Gatsby.

Recent Articles
  • Deer Valley Resort sold to new ski company

    DEER VALLEY, Utah – It’s one of the best ski areas in North America right in our back yard.  Now avid skiers are reacting after Deer Valley Resort announced Monday it is being bought by a large multi-resort entity. Many worry this will change the face of the mountain.  Resorts around the world and in Utah are seeing a lot of change.  Vail bought Park City Resort in 2015 and combined it with Canyons Resort. “It’s my home mountain,” said […]

  • 10-year-old Utah boy shot in the head after kids gain access to gun locked in safe

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Utah — A 10-year-old boy is in serious but stable condition after he was shot in the head. Police say he was at his cousin’s home in Mount Pleasant when the incident occurred, and he was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital. “Sadness, just hard, just hate to hear anything like that; people that you know and you’re around, it’s just a tragedy,” said Bret Mikkelsen, who knows the two boys and their families. Police tape blocked off the […]

  • 87 arrested so far in Operation Rio Grande; business owners speak

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Department of Public Safety officials said 87 people have been arrested so far in “Operation Rio Grande,” a major sweep of the criminal element near Salt Lake City’s homeless shelters in the Rio Grande neighborhood. On Tuesday, government leaders and law enforcement met with the community to discuss their plans. FOX 13 asked local business owners if the operation seems to be making a difference for their businesses. “It’s like Disneyland compared to what we […]

  • Voters to pick nominee Tuesday for GOP Congressional candidate

    PROVO, Utah — The eve of the primary election, voters’ final hours to decide who they will pick for a nominee for the special election in November to replace former Congressman Jason Chaffetz. “It’s a huge day. It’s sort of an unprecedented day in the state of Utah, first time in our history that we’re putting in a new member of Congress midterm,” said Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Utahns and people around the country are […]

  • Utah couple forced to jump from second-story window during condo fire discusses road to recovery

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A young couple recounted the frightening moment when they were forced to jump out of a two-story window when flames took over their condo. “I was in so much pain. I had so many broken bones,” Hayley Stegen said. The fire started in the condo below them Sunday afternoon in West Jordan after a gas oven exploded, killing the woman who lived there and sending the couple to the hospital. “I just remember him saying, “babe, […]

  • Aerial footage shows wildlife officials tranquilizing cougar in backyard in Tooele

    TOOELE, Utah — A cougar was prowling around a Tooele neighborhood for nearly 3 hours Thursday before it was tranquilized in a back yard. “Exciting and scary all at once,” said Carolina Burton, who watched out her back window as a biologist with DWR kneeled down, with a tranquilizer gun in hand, aiming at a cougar that was pressed against the fence. In the video you can see as the biologist pulls the trigger, sending the dart flying. The dart […]

  • DWR tranquilizes cougar spotted in Tooele

    UPDATE: As of just after 4 p.m., wildlife officials confirm the cougar was located in a yard and has been struck with a tranquilizer dart. Officials were in the process of relocating the animal Thursday afternoon. See the video above for exclusive aerial footage of the moment authorities tranquilized the animal. Previous story continues below: TOOELE, Utah – Authorities are warning Tooele residents about a mountain lion spotted in the Overlake area. Tom Becker with the Division of Wildlife Resources […]

  • ‘He didn’t even notice!’: Dash cam video shows suspects stealing Utah trooper’s patrol vehicle

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Dash cam video released Wednesday gives us a glimpse into the hectic scene when a couple stole a Utah Highway Patrol trooper’s patrol car. Last month there was a single rollover crash near Wendover. Two people were inside, and when a trooper got there he made sure everyone was OK. Then he scanned the plates of the car and saw that it was stolen. That’s when the crash scene turned into a chase scene like you’d […]

  • Bountiful OB/GYN accused of child sex abuse

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Dr. Nathan Ward, a well-known OB/GYN in Bountiful, is back behind bars. The 55-year-old was arrested last month after an investigation into his alleged possession of child pornography. Now, Ward is facing even more charges, including sexually abusing at least one teenage girl. Ward practiced in Bountiful at Lakeview Hospital. Brooke Sanders was a patient of Ward’s. She went into surgery at Lakeview Hospital in July and talked to Ward before he operated on her but […]

  • High-ranking Mormon leader excommunicated

    SALT LAKE CITY — He was a highly trusted member of the Quorum of the Seventy, a general authority of the LDS church. On Tuesday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the excommunication of elder James J. Hamula. LDS general authorities are rarely excommunicated. The last time it happened was nearly 30 years ago when George Lee of the Quorum of the Seventy was excommunicated for apostasy. In October of 2014, James Hamula spoke from the pulpit […]

  • Police, educators say gang violence on the rise among juveniles in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — 2017 marks a busy summer on the streets for the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit, and this year detectives say they are seeing growing gang violence with a new target: teens and children as young as 10 years old. Detective Esekia Afatasi of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit said recruitment starts earlier than ever these days. “Recruiting now is on the rise,” he said. “They’re in our elementary schools recruiting kids younger in the gang […]

  • Clerk says she may quit working ‘grave’ shifts after suspect wielding scythe makes threats in Ogden

    OGDEN, Utah — Police say early Tuesday morning a man walked into a Maverik and threatened an employee. He was kicked out, but two hours later he came back: this time with a weapon. “I kind of at first just looked at it and thought, ‘What does he have?’ and I thought it was a toy but when I seen the blade on it I thought that is not a toy,” said Malisa Giles. In his right hand, 39-year-old Michael […]