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.

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    Utah dog ‘Rhino Lightning’ finds new home after note from child goes viral

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah dog, who won national attention after he was dropped off at the Humane Society of Utah with a heartbreaking handwritten note from the family’s daughter, went home with a new family on Monday. According to his previous family, the dog, Rhino Lightning, had to be given up because he was too rowdy with the smallest child. Rhino was left with a 15-page spiral notebook filled with handwritten instructions on how to take care of […]

  • Flooding in Tremonton on February 19, 2017. Photos courtesy of Marci Norr Craghead.

    Tremonton homes lose power amid flooded streets

    TREMONTON, Utah — Residents in parts of Box Elder County are facing flooding Sunday, and several homes in Tremonton have lost power as water fills the streets. Box Elder County Dispatch said several homes have flooded in Tremonton, and they said the water appears to be the result of heavy runoff from melting snow. Residents in the area of 1600 West and 125 North in Tremonton sent several photos and a video showing a street covered in water with large banks of […]

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    ‘Miracle baby’ recovering after good Samaritan rushed to scene of crash that killed her mother

    SALT LAKE CITY — The frantic chiming of the cross arms echoed through the air, followed by the deafening crash of metal against metal. Many details made up that tragic summer night, but one memory haunts Mindy Simpson. “I see her eyes, every time,” Simpson said. Mindy was walking with her family last summer when she heard the crash and was the first on the scene of a deadly collision after a vehicle was hit by a train. She quickly […]

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    Utah mother sends message to missing daughter: ‘I want you to fight’

    UPDATE: Family members said Saturday that Sarah Dunsey has been found and was taken to a hospital. Click here for details. Previous story continues below: LOGAN, Utah — A Utah mother is offering up a heart-wrenching plea to the world as she seeks help in finding her 17-year-old daughter. “This is my absolute worst nightmare. We need Sarah home.” Sarah Dunsey’s family says the teen who lives in Logan is a victim of sex trafficking. She was last seen January 15th […]

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    Springville High School students cheer on basketball player with Down Syndrome

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah — It was senior night, last home game of the season and the team was up against their rivals with the help of their manager Tuesday night. The Springville Girls Basketball Team took home the Regional Championship with the help of their basketball manager, Taylee Smith, who has Down Syndrome. For two years Taylee sat on the bench supporting the Springville Girls Basketball Team as their manager and that changed for the first time. After practice and agreement […]

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    State Engineers: Utah’s dams are safe

    SALT LAKE CITY — US dams were given a “D” grade by the American Society of Civil Engineers. “We’re looking for any real kinds of signs of deterioration. Is the concrete falling apart? Is there some sort of crack we haven’t seen before? Is there some sort of slump in the surface?” said David Marble, Assistant Utah State Engineer for Dam Safety. According to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, the US had 173 dam failures and 587 incidents […]

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    Loved ones mourn Sunset couple killed in house fire after 74 years together

    SUNSET, Utah — Family members and neighbors are mourning Friday after an elderly couple in hospice care was killed in a house fire in Sunset. “They were sweethearts in junior high school, and all through high school they were sweethearts. He went on his mission, came home, they were married in the temple,” said Dan Choate, the Nicholas’ son-in-law. For nearly 80 years, John and Nada Nicholas were inseparable. But Friday afternoon tragedy struck. A fire tore through the couple’s first […]

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    Elderly couple in hospice care dies after house fire in Sunset

    SUNSET, Utah — An elderly couple in hospice care died Friday after a house fire in Sunset. Family members have identified the deceased as John and Nada Nicholas, both of whom are in their 90s. The fire at 146 West and 1900 North was reported around 1:30 p.m. when a neighbor saw the smoke and called 911. Crews at the scene tell Fox 13 News the couple is in hospice care and was unable to get out of the home […]

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    From sewage to snowmelt, Weber County residents face flooding issues

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — It was a nightmare for dozens of homeowners in Farr West Thursday night as raw sewage seeped into their homes. It has been going on for days, costing homeowners tens of thousands of dollars, and they say they still don’t have answers as to why it’s happening. “It just started bubbling, the toilet did, then within five, ten minutes the whole basement was covered,” said Justin Caldwell, a homeowner in Farr West impacted by the flooding. Caldwell […]

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    Ogden mom says she warned school of concerns about teacher’s contact with student

    OGDEN, Utah — A teacher at Ogden’s Mound Fort Junior High School was arrested Monday for allegedly having sexual contact with students. Ex-teacher Drew Tutt., 28, is accused of enticing students to send him nude photos and allegedly having sexual contact with at least two minors, police said. According to Police, Tutt met the victims while he was teaching at Mound Fort Junior High School in Ogden. A mother of one of the victims says she warned the Ogden School District […]

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    Lead Safe Program helps keep kids in Salt Lake County safe

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah –Thanks to a federal grant, Salt Lake County is helping prevent lead poisoning among children. County Mayor Ben McAdams announced the “Lead Safe Homes” program, and families are already benefiting. “As a new mom, I just have anxiety about things here and there: black mold, old houses, stuff like that—so when I came across the Lead Safe Program, I decided to give them a call and see if at least we could qualify,” said Ashley Pachecho, […]

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    Proposed bill would lower minimum age for concealed carry permit in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers are looking at dropping the minimum age to carry a concealed weapon in Utah. A proposed bill would drop the minimum age from 21 to 18 years old, and the bill’s sponsor says this would benefit college students especially. “I ran into a problem where, not being 21, I can’t conceal a gun,” Hannah Coleman said. She prays she would never have to use it, but 19-year-old Coleman, a student at Utah State University, says carrying […]