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
  • Sting targeting safety of commercial trucks opens eyes of officials in Park City

    PARK CITY, Utah — A recent sting targeting commercial trucks opened the eyes of some government leaders in Park City. During safety inspections said they police found dozens of violations. Some trucks were in such bad condition, police wouldn’t let them back on the road. Park City leaders say they have seen one too many crashed involving trucks in recent history. “I don’t want it to happen to anyone, but I hope everyone out there has a little bit of […]

  • Families who lost loved ones in active duty receive heart warming Christmas gift from Santa and his helpers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Santa ditched his sleigh and took a trip to Salt Lake International Airport, welcoming 10 families as they boarded a flight to a special place. All 10 families had lost a loved one in active duty. Thanks to the Gary Sinise Foundation’s “Snowball Express,” and American Airlines, these families were headed to get a little holiday cheer at the happiest place on earth: Disney World. Watch the video above to hear from the families and see […]

  • Hogle Zoo Lights, a scene that is truly wild

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s one of the brightest Christmas traditions in Utah. This year Zoo Lights are back and brighter than ever. Kick off isn’t until Friday but we got a look behind the scenes at what’s new. This will be the 12th year of Zoo Lights. All your favorites are still there along with some new, almost life-like additions. “It’s a little bit more of an undertaking than decorating your house at home,” Hannah Stanton, Special Event Supervisor […]

  • Midway Ice Castles hoping cold weather lasts; plan bigger, better ice attractions

    MIDWAY, Utah — There is an upside to our below average temperatures, it’s cold enough to create magic at the Midway Ice Castles. This is the earliest they’ve been able to start on the castles in years because Mother Nature has not been on their side. But they’re hoping this season is different. “Basically we’re farmers and we farm ice we grow ice,” said Billy Tiedemann, Site Manager, Midway Ice Castles. “It is the building block, the foundation of an […]

  • Frantic 911 calls during house fire that killed woman and 7-year-old granddaughter released

    MURRAY, Utah — Frantic 911 calls were released from a house fire Monday morning, that caused the death of a woman and her 7-year-old granddaughter. “We have a child that’s in a house that’s on fire,” a caller stated. “Just off of Anderson.” Crews with Murray Fire and Unified Fire responded to a home in the area of 5700 South and 700 West around 7:30 a.m. and found the home fully engulfed in flame. A woman and her adult brother […]

  • Study examines suicide rates in Utah in relation to firearms

    SALT LAKE CITY — New numbers released Wednesday gives us a grim look into Utah’s suicides rates and their relation to guns. It’s the first study of it’s kind conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, linking firearms and suicides. 85% of firearm deaths in Utah were suicides (2006-2015) Suicides outnumber homicides 8 to 1 in Utah Firearms account for half of all suicides 91% of firearm suicides among youth under 18 occurred at home Those are just a […]

  • 5-year-old Utah boy sells drawings to raises money for California wildfire victims

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — While firefighters are working to protect homes in California some Utahns are trying to help the thousands that have lost their homes. This story starts back in September when the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires were burning, and 5-year-old Benny Ashby of Vineyard was worried the fires were going to burn down his house. Months later, Benny heard about the fires in California and knew he had to do something. “I just wanna help. I […]

  • How to donate to 5-year-old drawing pictures for California wildfire victims

    Benny is taking requests. He’s drawing elephants, cartoon characters, even diet cokes. He drew a photo for us of our Fox 13 microphone. Donate on Venmo @chloeroseashby You can email the child’s mother there and message her on social media. Her Instagram is: @chloeroseashby

  • Salt Lake City police conducting sting this holiday season to catch porch pirates in the act

    SALT LAKE CITY — Porch pirates are on the prowl, and as we’re gearing up for the holiday season, these brazen crimes occur in the middle of the day, and the criminal almost always gets away. In November and December, property crimes rates go up significantly because more packages are being stolen this time of year. Now, Salt Lake City Police are partnering with Amazon and Ring doorbell cameras, to take a unique approach to catch criminals. Modern-day grinches stole […]

  • Group not coming forward for strange texts saying ‘you won’t be excommunicated’ for voting for Ben McAdams

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A strange text message from a mystery sender has both Republicans and Democrats upset. The text message that was allegedly sent out to cell phones said the following: “The Independent Republicans of Utah want you to know: you won’t be excommunicated for voting for Dem Ben McAdams-he’s the best Republican in the race.” The text was sent from several different numbers with the focus on one of the candidates in the closest race in Utah. […]

  • How to avoid calling Utah Poison Control Center this Halloween

    SALT LAKE CITY — If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, you call Ghostbusters. If there’s something strange in your kid’s stomach, you call Poison Control. On Halloween, the Poison Control Center receives a lot of holiday related calls, many of them involving glow sticks. Barbara Crouch, executive director of the Utah Poison Control Center, said people don’t intentionally ingest glow sticks, but that if someone bites a glow stick the chemical can get in their mouth, and is an […]

  • Layton family uses Halloween decorations as a reminder, and to honor son who died while trick-or-treating

    LAYTON, Utah — Halloween decorations at a home in Layton are much more than decorations. They serve as a reminder, and a warning, after a family lost their child who was hit by a car while trick-or-treating. “I don’t wish this on my worst enemy it’s a pain that never goes away and you live with it every day,” said Crystal Conover. This year marks the family’s seventh year without Jayden Rathbone. Halloween night of 2011, Jayden was trick-or-treating in […]