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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
  • Witness recalls helping 13-year-old boy and his mother, after he was hit by a car in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – “All she said was, ‘my baby, my baby,'” a witness recalled, after the moment a boy was hit by a car on his way to school. The 13-year old boy was quickly rushed to the hospital. Hours after his surgery, doctors upgraded him from critical to stable condition. It was an emotional day for the community. The accident happened just as school was about to start, meaning many parents and children watched as he was […]

  • Homeowner chases burglar, sprays him with bear mace

    WEST JORDAN, Utah – “I was not dressed. I was in my underwear, I had no shoes on, and my feet ended up getting bloodied just from chasing him down the street,” a West Jordan homeowner said. It was early Tuesday morning when the man chased after a criminal, spraying him with bear mace, and keeping him on his porch until police arrived. The homeowner told Fox 13 his story – we will not be identifying him because one of […]

  • Mini Trump and Mini Pence also visit Salt Lake City Monday

    SALT LAKE CITY – From the hand gestures and hair, right down to the lips and the lingo, these two played their parts well. “You are tremendous, you’re fantastic, I love you,” Trevor Tharp, a Trump impersonator said. Mini Trump and Mini Mike Pence, strolled the streets of Salt Lake City Monday. “There was just so many supporters and everyone loved it and I just had a fantastic time it was tremendous,” Trevor said. Trevor and Tristen Tharp waited for […]

  • Unified Police seek help identifying suspects in package theft who fired shot at witness

    HERRIMAN, Utah — Police are asking for help identifying a pair of suspects wanted in connection with a package theft that escalated into a shooting in Herriman Wednesday. According to a press release from Unified Police Department, the crime occurred around 11:23 a.m. in Herriman in the area of 5200 South and Ambermount Drive. A passerby saw two people stealing packages and took photos of the suspect vehicle and then began to follow the car to provide additional information to […]

  • Three people in critical condition after being hit by car in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah — Three people were taken to hospitals in critical condition after they were hit by a car while inside a crosswalk and on their way to the Festival of Trees in Sandy Thursday night. Lt. Dean Carriger of the Sandy Police Department confirms three people were hit by a car at 9400 South and 300 East, near the South Towne Expo Center, where the Festival of Trees is being held. Police said the crash occurred just after 7 […]

  • Utah teen tumbling to the top, landing the title of world champion

    HERRIMAN, Utah — This month a Herriman teen soared to the top of the world tumbling competition taking home the title of champion. “It still seems like a dream to me it still feels so unbelievable,” 16-year-old Kaden Brown said. At his gym in Draper, 16 year old Kaden Brown spends countless hours training to be a world champion. “I was aiming for the gold this year,” Kaden said. “And that’s what I got.” Kaden is one of four US […]

  • High school puts on play for special needs kids

    LAYTON, Utah – Northridge High School is taking the stage Wednesday night, with the spotlight of a performance being on a special group of people. The cast of Tarzan will be performing a free show, for those with autism and their families. Jana Coates says while Tarzan is the most technically challenging show she’s directed, it’s also the closest to her heart. “Tarzan is in a world where he doesn’t fit in with anyone else he’s different there’s nothing wrong […]

  • Utah woman breaks vertebrae, defies odds by walking again

    SALT LAKE CITY – “I hope you know you’re super lucky because you should have been dead or paraplegic.” Brook Baker said doctors told her she is lucky to be alive, after a freak accident at a bounce house in West Jordan. “All my weight went down head first onto my neck,” Baker said. Having four screws drilled into her skull, Baker underwent several surgeries and enduring excruciating pain. She is starting a long road to recovery, but despite all […]

  • Warm weather already melting profits of Utah’s ski industry

    SNOWBIRD, Utah — Friday night Snowbird sent out a tweet saying despite their best efforts warm weather is forcing a “delay of game” and putting a hold on skiing. There’s not a lot of snow and it’s too warm to make it so they’re temporarily suspending winter operations. The Salt Lake City National Weather Service says we’re feeling an extra 15-20 degrees this fall and it’s reaching records. “In Salt Lake City we tied for our warmest Thanksgiving on record,” […]

  • Group of close-knit women brave Black Friday together

    SALT LAKE CITY – Not even hours after dinner, shoppers went looking for the perfect deal after their Thanksgiving meal. “Literally dishpan, hands, washed dishes and loaded in the car,” said Jennie Vowles, a bargain shopper. It’s a mad dash for the door buster deals, and an all night battle for bargains. “Load up and meet in the men shoes,” Jennie said. Why the men’s shoes? Well, there’s no traffic there on black Friday. That’s just one of the countless […]

  • Emergency departments prepare for Thanksgiving

    SALT LAKE CITY — Emergency departments are getting ready for their busiest day of the year – Thanksgiving. Doctors see a lot of patients for a lot of different reasons. Cuts and burns are to be expected, but what about overeating? “Thanksgiving and the day after will be one of the busiest days of the year,” said Christian Neff, an Emergency Physician at Intermountain Medical Center. Emergency departments are uniquely equipped for Thanksgiving. From carving catastrophes to turkey bowl troubles, […]

  • Hit and runs on the rise in Salt Lake; police say they are hard to solve

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police say they are overwhelmed with the number hit and runs recently. In just the past two months they’ve seen more than 200 cases, and only a dozen of those have been solved. Some involved pedestrians, leaving those victims without answers. “Doctors have called it a miracle,” said Lindsay Young. “Everybody kind of said I got really lucky in an unlucky situation.” Tuesday marks one month since a car hit Lindsay in crosswalk on Main Street […]