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
  • To serenade and serve: Utah cop’s body cam captures heartwarming encounter

    LOGAN, Utah — To serenade and serve. “I have always been a proponent of body cams; I think this is the one call in my career I may be against body cams,” said Officer Kristian Johnson. Officer Johnson’s body cam gives us a glimpse into the work police do when they’re not fighting crime. Last Saturday, the officer got dispatched to fix a blind woman’s microwave. While he was there, the woman made an unexpected request that turned the call […]

  • Fireworks restrictions in place for 5 counties in northern Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Forester has announced fire restrictions in five northern Utah counties. Meanwhile, firework tents have been popping up across the state and are open for business Friday. “We have a small window, so we prepare for this basically the whole year,” said Matt Shadle, Executive Director of Mad Matt’s at 90th South and State Street in Sandy. Thousands of boxes packed with fireworks are making their way onto the shelves at Mad Matt’s as […]

  • Person of interest in Idaho triple homicide last seen in Ogden area

    OGDEN, Utah — A person of interest in a triple homicide in Idaho may be in Utah, and police executed a search warrant in the Ogden area Monday in connection with the case. Lt. Tim Scott of the Ogden Police Department said they were contacted by authorities in Canyon County, Idaho who are looking for Gerald Michael Bullinger, who goes by Mike. Bullinger is a person of interest in a triple homicide, and there is a warrant out for his […]

  • Utah man’s smartphone survives snowy burial, spring thaw at Brighton Resort

    SALT LAKE CITY — Could a cellphone survive freezing temperatures and being buried under ten feet of snow for 5 months? One Utah man says “yes,” and he has the phone to prove it. The people who run Brighton Resort tell FOX 13 late spring/early summer is like a treasure hunt for hikers. The snow has melted and they’re finding jewelry, wallets, car keys and all the other stuff skiers and snowboarders lost during the ski season, including a brand […]

  • Eagle Mountain residents upset about construction blasting in their neighborhood

    EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — Complaints and concern are coming from a community over explosions happening right in their backyard. While the blasting is legal and approved by the city, residents say it’s damaging their homes and they’re also worried about their safety. The subdivision was approved back in 2006 by the city. Residents say they knew the area would grow around them, but what they didn’t know was explosives would be going off right next to their home. “That blast […]

  • Parents, employees upset about abrupt closure of youth program in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s a nonprofit program focused on helping teens, but now it’s closing down abruptly and parents say it’s leaving their children with nowhere to go and without the help they desperately need. “My son is in this program, or was,” Teresa Sturdy said. Thursday was the last time Teresa Sturdy will pick up her son from Valley Behavioral Health in Salt Lake City. She says it’s not because he’s done with the program, but because the […]

  • Study indicates cyber slang is creeping into students’ schoolwork

    SALT LAKE CITY — Technology and teens go hand in hand, literally, and each message is packed with cyber slang and paired with a favorite emoji. “It’s a challenge, they’re always on it, they always want to be on it” said Chelsea McGee, a parent of two teens. A study conducted by Royce Kimmons at Brigham Young University shows that texting lingo isn’t staying in the message box, it’s now taking hold in the classroom “I think most teachers today […]

  • Families call for greater domestic violence protection after deaths in American Fork, Sandy

    SALT LAKE CITY — The 911 calls Memorez Rackley made the days leading up to her death are eerily similar to those made by another Utah mother. Seven months ago, on December 2nd, Sue Ann Sands was gunned down by her ex-boyfriend in a parking lot in American Fork. Now, months later, her mother told FOX 13 what happened to her daughter and Memorez Rackley are too similar and changes need to happen. “It breaks my heart it literally, literally […]

  • Young Utahn’s impromptu display of patriotism caught on camera

    DRAPER, Utah — An 8-year-old boy is getting recognition for an impromptu display of patriotism he undertook when he thought no one was watching. Wyatt Warner is only 8-years-old, but he already has a deep respect for his nation’s flag. He recently biked to a friend’s house, and upon seeing an American flag flying from the porch he paused to put his hand over his heart and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. He had no idea the family’s door bell […]

  • Heber City bounce house operator arrested for child sex abuse

    HEBER CITY, Utah – The operator of a Heber City bounce house and water slide business has been arrested for child sex abuse. Heber City Police said 33-year-old Bryce Johnson is facing three counts of First Degree Felony Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child. Police said Johnson is the owner/operator of Fun Stuff, LLC., which operates Heber Bounce, a bounce house/water slide entertainment company with other business interests involving children. The company also operates several business that offer ice skating lessons and […]

  • Father of man who drowned while attempting rescue hopes to improve safety along Provo River

    UTAH COUNTY — Thirty-year-old Sean Thayne of Sandy died a hero after he jumped into the Provo River to rescue a woman and her 4-year-old daughter. Now his father, Troy Thayne, is dedicating not only his time but also the money that was donated to his family to implement safety measures near waterways. “When I look at that rushing water, it used to be a beautiful thing and majestic; now it’s horrifying because I still see him in my mind […]

  • Kindergartner, his mom & gunman killed, two children injured in Sandy shooting

    SANDY, Utah — A kindergarten boy, his mother and the gunman were killed and two other children were injured in a shooting in a Sandy neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. The shooting occurred around 3:45 p.m. on a street outside a residential area near 2300 E Alta Canyon Dr., according to Sandy Police. “Preceding this event, what appears to have took place is a good Samaritan saw a female with two juveniles, stopped to help them, to transport them out of the […]