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
  • Visitors at Temple Square weigh in on decision by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to drop ‘LDS’ and ‘Mormon’

    SALT LAKE CITY — When visitors to Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City were asked to name their religion Thursday, the answers were all the same. “LDS,” one said. “LDS Church,” said another. Only one answered the way church leaders would like to have the question answered. “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” he said. The LDS Church is now discouraging the use of “LDS” and “Mormon.” In an announcement Thursday, LDS Church President, Russell M. Nelson said: […]

  • Salt Lake County cleaning up pond where thousands of tires were illegally dumped

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The Salt Lake County Health Department is cleaning up a pond in the northwest side of the Salt Lake Valley where thousands of old tires have been dumped. FOX 13 first reported about the mess last January, and the health department has asked that we don’t give the address of the pond out of concern others would dump items there. “We have a problem with illegal dumping throughout the county,” Nicholas Rupp with the Salt […]

  • Smoky air leads to health problems, ER visits

    SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly every county in Utah hit red or orange air quality levels Friday – well above the federal health standard. With the lingering smoke getting worse, hospitals are now seeing the effects it’s having on people. “I kept thinking it’s going to get better, it’s going to get better and it just doesn’t,” said Dennis Marshal. For at least three weeks Marshal has suffered from a cruel cough. “I’ve been at the end of my rope […]

  • Residents begin to realize how much they lost in fire at Salt Lake City apartment complex

    SALT LAKE CITY — A three alarm fire Wednesday morning at a Salt Lake City apartment complex left more than 70 people are out of their homes. The fire broke out just after two a.m. at the Seasons at Pebble Creek Apartments in the area of 1700 South and Redwood Road. Wednesday afternoon, residents saw the aftermath of what used to be their homes. “For me, it’s like a dream still,” Rebecca Young said. “You know, what do you do, […]

  • West Jordan, in need of additional police and firefighters, proposes 20 percent property tax increase

    WEST JORDAN, Utah – Several fire and police departments across the Salt Lake Valley are overwhelmed as populations continue to grow, but their forces do not. That’s forcing some cities to have their first truth in taxation meetings in years. West Jordan City is proposing raising property taxes by 20 percent. The city has only raised their property taxes twice – once in 2012 and once in the 1980’s – but now they say to get police and fire, the […]

  • Hilltop Fire burns 1,400 acres in Sanpete County, hundreds evacuated

    SANPETE COUNTY, Utah – In a matter of hours the hilltop fire in Sanpete County forced hundreds of evacuations and tore through several homes. The fire started at the Black Hawk Subdivision, then made its way over the mountainside to the town of Milburn. “You can feel the heat coming up the road, you can feel the heat, it is really intense the flames are huge,” said Jessica Arnoldson who lives within a quarter of a mile from the flames. […]

  • Farmers band together to battle fire, risking their lives to help community

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – Crews are slowly getting a handle on the Goring Fire in Box Elder County that has burned more than 15 thousand acres – threatening homes, fields, and ranches. Most people live in Box Elder County for the open fields and fresh air but now heavy smoke is clogging the sky as nearby flames creep closer to crops. “Take a look right through here, you can see this here would be the southwest corner of the […]

  • Family of Elizabeth Salgado coming to Utah for memorial, hoping her murder is solved soon

    OREM, Utah — Saturday, Elizabeth Salgado’s family will be in Utah to hold a memorial for young woman whose body was found in Hobble Creek Canyon in May. They’re driving from California. “We are driving to Utah for my niece Elizabeth Salgado,” her uncle, Rosemberg Salgado said. It’s been a long road for the Salgado family. More than three years ago, Elizabeth went missing weeks after she moved to Provo. Then in May of this year, a hiker found her […]

  • Bystanders take down man in Provo after he punched a police officer and tried to take his gun

    PROVO, Utah — Body camera footage shows a man reaching for an officer’s gun and punching the officer in the head before running off. The video shows the dramatic ending when two bystanders jump in to help the officer arrest the man. It was Tuesday when Officer Austin Williams went to the Sam’s Club in Provo to conduct a welfare check. Police got calls that a disoriented man was walking around asking people for water in the parking lot. While […]

  • Retired K9 brought back into action, sniffs out pet tortoise

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — It’s the story of the tortoise and the K9? A retired K9 jumps back into action for an unusual request, to sniff out a missing pet tortoise. Copper the bloodhound was enjoying his first year of retirement, after 9-years of working for the West Valley City Police Department, but now he can add another successful search to his long list of finds. “His nose has led us to a lot of bad guys,” said Sergeant […]

  • Residents thank crews who helped save homes during ‘Ensign Peak Fire’ behind Utah State Capitol

    SALT LAKE CITY – The ensign peak fire tore through dry grass Tuesday afternoon, threatening homes and sending three firefighters to the hospital. Two suffered heat exhaustion and the third a leg injury. Several residents also suffered from smoke inhalation while trying to protect their homes. “When I realized it was the hillside, I punched it and drove like a maniac to get here,” said Brad Leigh, a resident of the neighborhood that was threatened by the fire. Leigh watched […]

  • Lehi teens hope to revolutionize world of wireless charging

    LEHI, Utah – Two 19-year-olds in Lehi are the brains behind the small startup that’s making a big difference. “Our goal is we want you to just walk inside your house and you never have to worry about your power ever again,” said Halston Van Der Sluys, CEO and Founder of WiWaves. It’s a device that could change how you charge all your electronics. “I’m up until 5 a.m. every single night working on it,” Van Der Sluys said. “We’ve been […]