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.
SALT LAKE CITY — With a simple click of a camera shutter, a historic moment was captured in Salt Lake City Tuesday. To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Salt Lake City Police Department took a photo of all the women who work for them. Retired officers who helped pave the way for the police force’s current female officers also appeared in the photo. “You go from 1973 to today and I don’t know how many female officers we got now, […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The flu has now claimed the lives of three Utah children this season in what doctors are calling one of the worst influenza outbreaks in years. The Utah Department of Health only tracks flu deaths for children, but three this year in comparison to none last season shines a light on how bad this year is. “What’s coming in the emergency room doors, what’s coming in the clinic room doors, those numbers are just tremendous,” said […]
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – It’s Girl Scout cookie season and Troop 455’s booth is a well-oiled machine, giving the girls a taste of success through their cookie sales. “It helps our math, we learn to deal with customers, it’s just really fun,” said Liliana, a Girl Scout with Troop 455. But last week presented a different, unexpected life lesson for the girls and their leaders. “Disbelief,” Liliana said about the event. “I didn’t think that it was real.” On a […]
PARK CITY, Utah — A Park City family’s dog is recovering after a moose trampled her in a driveway. Now, the owners are sharing their story in hopes it doesn’t happen to anyone else. For the Francese family, seeing wildlife in Park City is what they love about living there. They don’t want to force the animals away, but they are asking people to be extra cautious after a dangerous run-in with a moose. “I feel very lucky, very fortunate […]
NOVOROSSIYK, Russia — Two volunteers for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in Novorossiyk, Russia have been detained by authorities. According to and LDS Church spokesman, the two were detained Friday evening while engaged in a meeting at a local meetinghouse. “While we are grateful these young men are reportedly in good condition and are being treated well, we are troubled by the circumstances surrounding their detention,” Hawkins said. Both have spoken to their parents, Hawkins said, […]
LAYTON, Utah — A petition is gathering support to spare the lives of two dogs involved in an incident that cost a 4-year-old boy his hand. The petition describes the situation as unfortunate for all sides but hopes to save the lives of the two animals. Authorities said the young boy had put a sock over his hand before reaching beneath the fence that separates his backyard from the one where the huskies were kept. That is when one of […]
GUNNISON, Utah — A Gunnison High School student who admitted to multiple charges of forcible sexual abuse, learned his fate Tuesday. The student, who Fox 13 is not naming or showing because he’s a juvenile, has been sentenced to probation. The judge has ordered him to move to St. George to live with his grandparents where he’ll be ordered to complete community service and go through therapy. Eight victims made up of girls and boys, spoke before Judge Kiesel in […]
PARK CITY, Utah — Gopro video shows the frantic moments after an 8-year-old Alpine girl fell from a ski lift at Park City Mountain Resort Saturday. The Reeve’s Family says their daughter has been skiing hundreds of times, but a medical condition caused her to fall off the lift. Saylor Reeve’s recently started having seizures and that’s what her parents say happened while she was on the ski lift. “Horrific is not even a strong enough word to describe it,” said […]
SPRINGDALE, Utah — A hiker was stuck in quicksand for almost 10 hours at Zion National Park over the weekend in a remote area. “We got about four and a half miles in,” said Ryan Osmun. He and his girlfriend Jessika were almost to the Subway in Zion when their hike took a turn for the worse. Jessika’s leg sunk in the mud, she tripped and fell forward into the water. “As I was helping her I didn’t realize my […]
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — From ticketing to towing, parking your car curbside could cost you. Some cities in Utah are having to crack down on drivers who are leaving their car on the street when it snows. “We’re down to the point we’re issuing warnings and citations for vehicles,” said Sgt. Sam Winkler with South Jordan Police Department. You can see cars lining the pavement in South Jordan covered in snow and topped with an orange ticket. “Myself, personally I’ve […]
SALT LAKE CITY — With storm after storm hitting Utah, UDOT’s snow plows are taking a beating. Dozens of snow plows are out of service and in the shop. Without them on the road, it will make a messy commute even worse. Now, mechanics are working overtime to get the plows back up and running before the next storm hits. “It’s not a nine to five job. This morning I was up at four o’clock in Kamas, and now I’m down […]
PROVO, Utah — A Provo man is sharing how he was able to fight off a burglar with a nothing but a barbecue tool. Landon Ledingham was watching his parents house while his family was on vacation when he caught the would-be thief in the act and chased after him. “I was just really angry [that] he would have the audacity to break into our house and steal our stuff, and I just wanted to stop him,” Ledingham said. It […]