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
  • Tourists from across America and around the world marvel at flash flooding at Zion National Park

    ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah — The rain made a mess on trails throughout Zion National Park, causing mud and rock slides Wednesday and Thursday. Pictures taken by park rangers show popular hikes like the Emerald Pools blocked off by boulders and trees. That’s just one of many trails and roads closed by flash floods, including the Zion Narrows and all slot canyons. Those hikes are the reason people travel to the park from all over the world. “We got caught […]

  • Woman who has seen her share of darkness shares poignant note to teen who attempted suicide

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A woman who hit a teen after he threw himself in front of her car in Utah County is sharing a powerful message about suicide. Nannette Wride-Zeeman was on her way home earlier this week when she hit the teen on a 50 mile per hour road. It was traumatizing for her and when she got home she had an overwhelming feeling to write him a note: To the 18-year-old boy who threw himself in front of […]

  • Police investigate drive-by shooting in Taylorsville

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – The Unified Police Department (UPD) responded to a drive-by shooting in Taylorsville Tuesday evening that critically injured a woman who was in a home. Officials with UPD said the incident happened near 4900 South and 1900 West. According to Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera, a 48-year-old woman was “very critically” injured in the shooting, which appeared to be a drive-by. “As you can see, there are multiple shots in the front window and the front of […]

  • Mother shares story of being denied asylum, after seeking sanctuary in church for 6 months

    SALT LAKE CITY – A mother seeking sanctuary in a Salt Lake City church for the last six months has been denied her appeal to reopen her asylum case. In a rare step in these kinds of cases, Vicky Chavez decided she will appeal the denial to the 10th Circuit Court. While the process is heartbreaking, Vicky says she remains hopeful. “When I found out the decision to reopen my case was denied I cried. I cried out of anger, out […]

  • Mangled body found along I-215, UHP investigating case as a homicide for now

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a homicide case after construction workers found a body along I-215 Saturday morning around 8 a.m. The body was found in the area of southbound I-215 near 2600 North. Investigators say the death is very suspicious. The Medical Examiner’s office had not been able to identify the body by Saturday night, but detectives do have some ideas as to what might have happened. Trekking through the tall weeds along I-215 […]

  • Veteran Utah cave diver keeping close watch on Thailand, says same could happen here

    LOGAN, Utah — A certified cave diver in Utah is keeping a close eye on the rescue in Thailand as hundreds work to get 12 boys on a soccer team and their coach out of a cave that is miles long. He says Utah has a very similar cave that highlights how dangerous this rescue is. “We discovered this cave and we began to explore it,” said Wendell Nope showing video of him navigating a cave hidden in Logan Canyon. […]

  • Two alarm fire damages homes and sheds in Kearns

    KEARNS, Utah — A fire damaged homes and sheds in Kearns Friday afternoon. Unified Fire Authority was called to the fire in the area of 4100 South and 5800 West in Kearns around 3:30 p.m. It was first dispatched as a vehicle fire, but when more calls reported a house on fire, the fire was quickly upgraded to two alarms. Within minutes, 55 firefighters were on scene and quickly knocked down the fire. Still, the fast moving fire destroyed several […]

  • ‘Dollar Ridge Fire’ continues to cause problems for eastern Utah community

    DUCHESNE, Utah — The “Dollar Ridge Fire” is still causing problems in Eastern Utah. The 42-thousand-acre blaze briefly crossed highway 40 – forcing the Utah Department of Transportation to shut it down. Fire fighters worry as many as 90 homes are already destroyed and nearly a thousand more are at risk. Many of those homeowners packed a community meeting Thursday night, hoping for answers. “We’re here because we were mandatory evacuated,” said Sonja Hillige, one of the hundreds of people […]

  • Graphic video shows dog brutally mauled in attack at Murray dog hotel

    **Warning: The video shown in this story is graphic, and may be considered disturbing** MURRAY, Utah – Former Ute coach Ron McBride’s family dog died when two dogs attacked the animal at a pet boarding facility in Murray. Now the family is working to make sure no one else has to go through this heartache. On May 1, the McBrides were having a wedding at their home and worried their dogs would get out with so many people coming through […]

  • 3-year-old remembered after dying days after tragic Boise birthday party stabbing

    SALT LAKE CITY – Three-year-old Ruya Kadir passed away at Primary Children’s Hospital Monday after she was stabbed at her birthday party in Boise, Idaho Saturday. “We were overwhelmed with just grief,” said Mark Priddy, a family friend of the Kadir’s. What started as a celebration of life for a three-year-old girl took a tragic and now deadly turn. A single mother lost her only child just days after the stabbing. “Her daughter meant everything to her, it’s what gave […]

  • 911 calls detail tense time between crash and rescue of teens in Ogden Canyon

    OGDEN, Utah — 911 calls made after a crash in Ogden Canyon earlier this month that made national headlines have been released. Four teens were sent to the hospital in critical condition, two of the teens were riding in the trunk. One of those teens in the trunk was able to crawl out of the car and run up the hill to get cell service and call for help. “I’m at the road. I just climbed up the hill. I’m […]

  • Hundreds, maybe thousands of phony ‘Sub-Zero’ nitrogen ice cream gift cards handed out at airshow

    MURRAY, Utah — Possibly thousands of fake gift cards are making their way across the valley.  One local business says someone illegally copied the cards and handed them out at a booth during the “Warriors Over the Wasatch” Airshow at Hill Air Force Base over the past weekend. “It’s scary because it could really affect your business,” Jerry Hancock Founder/CEO of Sub Zero said. Sub Zero shops across the valley are seeing gift cards that have zero value. “It’s kind of […]