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
  • 10 homes threatened as ‘West Valley Fire’ burns on 2,500 acres in southern Utah

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire is quickly growing near Pine Valley in Washington County, and authorities say 10 homes are threatened Thursday morning. The “West Valley Fire” grew about 500 acres overnight to reach 2,500 acres in size as of Thursday morning. Fire officials say a Red Flag warning is in effect Thursday, which is expected to cause containment issues for firefighters. About 10 homes on private land near the Mill Flat Trailhead are considered threatened, and firefighters say those […]

  • Monviso Fire on 65 acres in Summit County 5% contained

    SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Fire officials have reached 5% containment on the Monviso Fire in Summit County, and Mirror Lake Highway and all campgrounds in the area are open again while a few cabins remain evacuated. The Monviso fire was first reported Thursday afternoon, and a type 3 Incident Management Team began fighting the fire Friday. Friday night the acreage is estimated at 65 and containment is at 5 percent. Fire officials say the Monviso area remains evacuated. “There are […]

  • Utah couple says foster agency denied them due to their Mormon faith

    PAYSON, Utah — A Utah family says they were rejected as foster parents because of their religion. “Because we’re Mormon, because we’re LDS Faith, they can’t be here with us,” said Sandi Pond of Payson. The Christian center they were working with said the Mormon family does not fit their definition of Christian. The Pond family was ready to open their home this summer to foster two orphan siblings from Ukraine, children they hoped to eventually adopt. “We were excited […]

  • Overdue hiker on Mt. Timpanogos located

    MOUNT TIMPANOGOS, Utah — Search and rescue crews in Utah County have located an overdue hiker who disappeared on Mount Timpanogos. The hiker was found “dehydrated and tired” around 2:30 a.m. Thursday, a tweet from Utah County Sheriff’s Office said, but he is expected to be OK. Crews were continuing to help the man get off the mountain as of 6:45 a.m. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said a 56-year-old man told his wife he planned to hike from the […]

  • LDS church adopting new guidelines for youth interviews

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will begin using new guidelines for bishops and other leaders in interviewing youth members. The guidelines issued Wednesday to LDS church bishops, branch presidents and counselors in bishoprics and branch presidencies include a “Protecting Against Misunderstandings” section, in which interviews with children, youth and women are addressed. “When a member of a bishopric or stake presidency or another assigned leader meets with a child, youth, or woman, he […]

  • Residents coping with loss of homes one week after Moab fire

    MOAB, Utah – One week after a Moab fire destroyed eight homes, residents are struggling to come to grips with what they lost. “There is just nothing left. Everything I’ve ever had, it’s gone,” said Shane Tangren, whose home was destroyed by the fire. Tangren watched the memories he kept in his boyhood home disappear with the flames. “My entire life was here. Every memory,” Tangren said. Some homeowners have not been allowed by the health department to return to […]

  • Utah Gun Exchange members travel to Chicago to attend March For Our Lives rally, say they were wrongfully detained

    SALT LAKE CITY -A pro-gun group from Utah says they were illegally held by police in Chicago after trying to attend a “March For Our Lives – Road to Change” rally. “Our mission is to preserve freedom. If you’re offended by that there’s something wrong with you,” said Bryan Melchoir, Co-Owner of Utah Gun Exchange. Utah gun exchange says they wanted to go to the “road to change” event held by parkland shooting survivors to focus the conversation on peace […]

  • Holladay celebrates demolition as new development coming to old Cottonwood Mall site

    HOLLADAY, Utah — A big party to celebrate a new development at the old Cottonwood Mall property was centered around the demolition of an old restaurant in Holladay. This area has been abandoned for more than a decade, and as the old TGI Friday’s crumbled Friday, Helen Paul couldn’t help but remember what the area used to be like. “When I was little it was just swamp land and there were just horses and cows and things out here,” she […]

  • Loved ones hold vigil for young father fatally shot in Ogden

    OGDEN, Utah — Friends and family are coming together to remember a man killed in a shooting in Ogden. A 23-year-old father and friend, Denero Snider’s family is taking this time not to think about how he died but how he lived. “Denero was a bright, loving, very loving caring person; he would give you the shirt off his back,” said Angela Snider, Denero’s mother. Now his loved ones are left with only memories. “His smile and just him walking […]

  • Moab families impacted by fire that destroyed 8 homes share their stories

    MOAB, Utah — The homes destroyed by the flames in Moab Tuesday evening are now almost unrecognizable. Wednesday morning, many homeowners got their first close-up look at the damage as crews still worked to put out hot spots. Fire officials said of Wednesday night the fire is 100 percent contained, but some evacuations are expected to remain in place until Thursday. Rick Carrigan lost his home and everything in it. He told us about the terrifying moments when the blaze […]

  • Moab residents return to burned down homes after fire

    MOAB, Utah – Firefighters are keeping a close eye on hotspots while the Utah State Fire Marshal investigating what sparked the Cinema Court Fire in Moab that destroyed eight homes, two garages and shop. Residents like Rocky Brougham are surveying the damage and seeing what is left of their homes Wednesday. He saw the flames taking over the area when he was evacuated Tuesday night and said he was worried if his home of 15 years would be there when […]

  • 8 homes, 2 garages and shop destroyed by large Moab fire

    MOAB, Utah – Residents are surveying the damage after a fire, called the Cinema Court Fire, that destroyed at least eight homes in Moab. The blaze forced evacuations and left many without power Tuesday evening. Along with the homes, the flames claimed two garages and a shop, according to Moab City Police Chief Jim Winder. Lt. Governor Spencer Cox will be in Moab Wednesday to see the damage and discuss relief efforts with community members and local officials. Winder said […]