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.
PARIS — Two Utahns were among the tens of thousands who watched as the iconic Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames. The South Jordan couple is in Paris celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary. Natalie and Russell Erskine were at the Museum of Modern Art when they first noticed flames shooting out from the cathedral. “It was almost like everything just paused,” Natalie said. “It was just… it was quiet. You could hear a few people saying, ‘Is that the […]
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Thieves are targeting parents dropping their children off at daycare. On Tuesday police in Davis County responded to multiple burglaries at different daycares. In at least two cases, the suspects found a locked car, used a sharp object to break the window and took off with a purse. All of it unfolded while the parent was inside for a matter of minutes to check their child into daycare. “Even if you’re going to be what is […]
OGDEN, Utah — A water main break caused a large volume of water and debris to fall onto homes on Simoron Drive in Ogden Monday. “I went into panic mode,” said David Pace, a homeowner who watched as the waterfall of mud and debris landed on his home. Moments before the break, David Pace was in his backyard. “I heard ‘kaboom’ and I was like ‘what is that?’,” Pace said. That’s when he saw the water shooting up from the […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Federal agents are investigating after a man allegedly slipped past TSA officers at Salt Lake City International Airport and assaulted another man over the weekend. Lance, who asked FOX 13 not to use his last name, said he was in Terminal 1 waiting for his flight when something struck his head. “[It hit] so strongly that I went black. I thought something had fallen from the ceiling, or a piece of equipment had hit me,” Lance […]
SALT LAKE CITY — There is a new way to cheer on one of Utah’s favorites. On Tuesday, a unique graffiti-style mural of Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell was unveiled on a bridge at The Gateway in Salt Lake City. Hundreds showed up as Mitchell got his first glimpse at the bridge, at 100 South and 500 West, which was dedicated in Mitchell’s honor. The mural was painted by Jared Ander Smith and Chuck Landvatter in just five days, and […]
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 […]