Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer, born and raised in Utah, dreamed of rain and evergreens. But her time at the University of Oregon, the Daily Emerald, and KLCC News weren’t enough to keep her away from the Wasatch Mountains and Southern Utah red rocks. Kira returned to Utah in 2016, working as a part-time anchor, reporter, and producer at KSL Newsradio. After two years, s took the reins of Jeff Caplan’s Afternoon News as its youngest ever Executive Producer. Now, Kira leads the station’s digital-first efforts, alongside managing the daily newsroom, as the Assistant News Director. You’ll always find this Murrow-winning, pint-sized firecracker with a cup of coffee, a good book, camera, and a notebook. Connect with Kira at khoffelmeyer@ksl.com.

In-person voting surge has Utah County Clerk adding resources

The Utah County Clerk's Office tells KSL NewsRadio it's adding two printers and check-in stations to two different locations where in-person voting has turned out to be more popular than anticipated.
19 days ago

Utah is the second-most stressed state according to new study

Stress in Utah is high, according to a new study by healthcare company PlushCare. The company analyzed tweets to find out how stressed each state is.
25 days ago

Shelter in place lifted for residents in Sugar House neighborhood

This shelter in place order by SLC police spans Zenith and Crandall Avenues, in-between 1100 and 1300 East.
1 month ago

McMullin seeks reschedule of deposition in lawsuit over attack ad

The McMullin campaign questions the timing of the deposition, as it coincides with a debate between McMullin and Lee.
1 month ago

New survey finds that energy costs drove Utahns back into the office

A new survey found that work-from-home setups were abandoned this summer as rising energy costs drove workers back to their offices.
2 months ago

14-year-old kidnapped out of Grantsville, later found safe

Sergeant Watson with Grantsville Police Department said 14-year-old Alexia Linarez Jauregui, last seen Sept. 10, 2022, was kidnapped by two adults out of Grantsville.
2 months ago

One injured after person shot in Salt Lake City overnight

One person is in life-threatening condition after a shooting in Salt Lake City early Saturday morning. Salt Lake City Police say this happened just before 1 a.m. near 500 S. and Post Street.
3 months ago

SUU professor sues school over preferred pronouns

A Southern Utah University professor is suing, claiming that SUU violated his First Amendment rights by requiring him to use students' preferred pronouns.
3 months ago

Gondola is the top choice for Little Cottonwood Canyon traffic fix

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation has announced it would like to build a gondola to ease traffic problems up Little Cottonwood Canyon.  Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson has been against the gondola since it was one of the options brought forth to fix Little Cottonwood Canyon’s traffic woes.  What’s […]
3 months ago

BYU archaeologists help find rare Jewish art depicting female heroines

Some rare Jewish art was discovered in Haqoq, depicting two heroines archaeologists haven't ever seen before. The mosaics of Jael and Deborah are unique, but you'll have to wait to see them.
3 months ago

Thousands of dollars of equipment stolen from Salt Lake Climbers Alliance

The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance is seeking help after thousands of dollars of its equipment was stolen from a storage unit in the last few weeks.
3 months ago

10-month old survives fentanyl overdose, father arrested

An Orem man was booked in a Utah County jail on Sunday after his infant daughter overdosed on fentanyl. The little girl survived.
3 months ago

UPDATE: SLCPD investigating Thursday afternoon crash involving UTA bus

Salt Lake City Police are investigating a crash involving a UTA bus that caused a closure at the intersection of 300 W. and North Temple. 
3 months ago

EB off ramp at 3300 S, I-15 closed after a car hit a pedestrian

SOUTH SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car near 325 W. and 3400 S. in South Salt Lake this evening. He has been taken to the hospital. South Salt Lake Police say they have had to close the 3300 S. off-ramp from I-15 going eastbound, […]
4 months ago

Sen. Gene Davis suspended by Utah Democratic Party after accusations of sexual harassment

The Utah Democratic Party has suspended Sen. Gene Davis, D-Salt Lake City, after allegations of sexual harassment against him. This comes after a vote was taken Friday night.
4 months ago

Victim of early morning shooting in Draper identified, suspect still at large

The suspect is still at large after a shooting in Draper. Police do not believe the suspect is a danger to the community.
4 months ago

Gov. Cox addresses fireworks, fire safety ahead of Pioneer day

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Spencer Cox is begging Utahns not to use personal fireworks this Pioneer Day holiday. “We are in extreme drought right now,” Cox said to Utah’s Morning News host, Amanda Dickson. “We’re begging people not to do personal fireworks.” Cox used his own family as an example, and said they have […]
4 months ago

June jobs report shows Utah’s unemployment stays steady

SALT LAKE CITY — The June jobs report from the state of Utah shows unemployment rates held steady in June. “Unemployment staying at 2%, with the nation staying 3.6% — so we’re right there with one of our best unemployment numbers we’ve had, pretty much in our history,” said Nate McDonald of the June jobs […]
4 months ago

Grantsville teen CJ Haynie takes plea deal in murder of his mom, siblings

CJ Haynie took a plea deal in the murders of his mother and three siblings two years ago.
4 months ago

Sen. Romney introduces bill to help Great Salt Lake

Sen. Mitt Romney is proposing a bill that would fund a study into saving the Great Salt Lake, just days after it hit its most historic lows. 
5 months ago

Why are Utah gas prices higher than Wyoming and Colorado?

Transfering crude oil, the portion of the state you live in, and where the oil comes from all affect gas prices in Utah.
5 months ago

Salt Lake City superintendent placed on administrative leave

SALT LAKE CITY — The superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District has been placed on administrative leave.  The district confirmed the news this afternoon, but would not provide a reason why Timothy Gadson was placed on leave.  Gadson was just named the district’s superintendent around a year ago.  This is a developing story […]
5 months ago

8-year-old girl in critical condition after getting injured at Kaysville parade

KAYSVILLE, Utah — An 8-year-old has been critically injured during the Kaysville City Fourth of July parade. Kaysville Police say the girl was taken to a hospital for her injuries. This happened at 175 S. Main St in Kaysville. It’s unclear if the child fell off the float and was hit, or if she was […]
5 months ago

This Southern Utah town has run out of water in the middle of June

An entire Utah town in Millard County is now out of water on June 16. It's because of a pump issue.
5 months ago