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
  • ‘Kurt was pure love’: Friends mourn Utah man killed during London terror attack

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Kurt and Melissa Cochran of West Bountiful were celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in London when tragedy struck. They were standing on Westminster Bridge, when an alleged Isis terrorist rammed into them with his SUV, killing Kurt and injuring Melissa. The Cochrans weren’t just husband and wife, they were business partners who run a recording studio in their basement called Onion Street. Through that venture, they welcomed many people into their home and formed many close relationships. […]

  • Utah couple shares their story after getting stuck on London Eye above scene of terror attack

    LONDON —  A Salt Lake City couple shot video overlooking the aftermath of Wednesday’s terror attack in London. Taylor and Kody Davis are in London on vacation and got stuck on the top of the London Eye (a large Ferris wheel on the River Thames) for three hours watching the chaos below. “Right when we got to the top we just started to see, I mean, it looked like a small car accident,” Taylor Davis said. Nearly 500 feet above […]

  • WVC teen plans to donate more than 3,000 books to Navajo Reservation in Arizona

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A West Valley teen collected thousands of books and plans to donate them to a Navajo Reservation in Arizona, but there’s a problem. Kate De Groote is planning to leave in two days spending her spring break going to different schools delivering the books, but all those books weigh 2,500 pounds. So, she’s having a hard time figuring out how to get them all across state lines. “I realize a lot of these books are ones […]

  • Southern Utah mom hit with more charges in child abuse case

    TOQUERVILLE, Utah – Brandy Jaynes is accused of starving her 12-year-old son and locking him in a bathroom for nearly a year. On Monday doctors reveal the disturbing details of the boy’s condition. Doctors say while the boy was in the bathroom he lost the use of his legs. The 12-year-old couldn’t walk or use his legs in the small room and doctors say that continued for a time, while he was in the hospital. They say he still isn’t […]

  • Warm weather, melting snowpack combine to create wild ride for Utah kayakers

    OGDEN CANYON, Utah — Warmer weather and a melting snowpack are the ingredients in the perfect recipe for thrill-seeking kayakers in Utah. With water levels across the state reaching the highest they’ve been in years, adrenaline junkies are hitting up the rivers. For the first time in six years some of the best spots in the state are open to kayakers. “This is our powder time for us, this is getting on the water right now,” said Josh Reinhart, an […]

  • Man charged for assault on Utah teen after rape kit from 2014 is finally tested

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s a trial three years in the making, and a recent development is now giving hope to survivors of sexual assault across the state. Richard Simon Garcia will be in court this week facing charges in the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Davis County. The state is just now linking the abuse to Garcia after a rape kit the victim took in 2014 was finally tested, allowing the case to move forward. Lawmakers say that […]

  • Provo Police Chief John King resigns amid allegations of sexual assault

    PROVO, Utah — Provo Police Chief John King resigned earlier this week, and Wednesday city officials confirmed the mayor asked for King’s resignation as a result of allegations of sexual assault. Corey Norman, Deputy Mayor of Provo, said Provo Mayor John Curtis asked for King’s resignation Monday after the investigation into the allegations against King concluded. Norman said a woman reported the allegations against King to city officials in February, and they notified the Utah County Attorney’s Office–which passed the case on […]

  • SLCO residents vent over new homeless shelter

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – A room was packed with hundreds of citizens, mostly from South Salt Lake and West Valley City, who were worried about five proposed homeless shelter sites in Salt Lake County. Only one location would be picked for the new homeless site, but all five locations sparked anger in the community. “We understand we need real solutions but having a rushed, not transparent, opaque at best, approach is not going to be good,” said Umu Tafisi to Salt […]

  • PETA billboard warns owners to keep cats inside

    SALT LAKE CITY —  PETA plans to erect a billboard in northern Utah to warn owners the dangers of letting their cats roam outside. PETA says the billboard is a reaction to the alleged brutal torture of Sage the cat who went missing for days last week. The feline’s family found him with hot glue burns to his eyes, skin and other sensitive areas, he had several broken bones and facial fractures. Despite efforts to save Sage, he died the day […]

  • Park City Police investigate possible hate crime after teen employee attacked at coffee shop

    PARK CITY, Utah — Java Cow on Main Street is a popular spot in Park City. Most come in, grab their coffee, and leave. But on Saturday a group of three men and three women created a chaotic scene in the store. The general manager of the coffee and ice cream shop, Rebecca Williams, says it all started with a small American flag from a Fourth of July party hanging on one of their freezers. The magnet holding it on […]

  • Good Samaritans rescue intoxicated woman in Weber County moments before train hits car

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Two men in Weber County likely saved a life after they pulled an intoxicated woman out of her car moments before it was struck by a train Sunday morning. “I still kind of hear the crunch, and I guess just the panic of it all just going through my mind a bunch of times,” Jon Smith said. Jon Smith and Colton Clark said they hadn’t planned to be driving past the railroad tracks Sunday morning, but […]

  • Ogden home explodes, man taken to hospital

    OGDEN, Utah — Ogden Fire Crews are investigating a house explosion at 2831 South Monroe in Ogden Tuesday night that injured a man. Neighbors heard the explosion and saw the horrific aftermath. “Literally it was a large explosion… huge. It rocked the windows next door to us,” said Patrick Dykes who has lived in the neighborhood for decades. “The whole upper half of the house blew off…part of the back side of the house (fell) on the neighbors car over […]