Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer is the assistant news director at KSL NewsRadio. Contact her at

Utah’s longest serving senator, Orrin Hatch, dies at 88

Orrin Hatch, Utah's longest serving senator, has died at age 88.
24 days ago

Utah Democrats will back an independent Evan McMullin, John Curtis facing primary challenger

Utah Democrats won't be putting forward a challenger for Republican Sen. Mike Lee but instead joining forces with an independent name. 
25 days ago

How to prepare for an emergency when you’re not really into it

You don't have to be worried about a zombie apocalypse to prepare for an emergency. It's as simple as gathering items from around your house.
26 days ago

Westminster College gathering social media attention for offering pornography class

A film class being offered for the first time this fall at Westminster College is garnering both negative and positive attention.
28 days ago

How the Great Salt Lake lakebed could contribute to pollution, other issues

Great Salt Lake researchers found heavy metals as well as manmade and naturally occurring chemicals in the dust that's blown around as the water levels sink.
29 days ago

Child dead after crossing in front of Trax train

A child riding a bicycle is dead after getting hit by a TRAX train while crossing in front of it.
30 days ago

Jerrod Baum found guilty of murder, kidnapping of two teens in 2017

Jerrod Baum has been found guilty on all eight counts in connection to the deaths of Riley Powell and Brelynne “Breezy” Otteson.
1 month ago

Gas prices at this station may be the lowest in Utah

A local gas station set low prices, and said it hopes to set an example for larger gas stations.
1 month ago

Great Salt Lake sinking levels could impact bird migration

The drying up Great Salt Lake could have dire consequences for migrating birds. It's not just the lack of water, there are a few different things at play. 
1 month ago

Man charged for running over his wife at SLC airport

The 30-year-old man who ran over his wife is charged with manslaughter, criminal homicide, and domestic violence in front of a child.
1 month ago

Avalanche danger will spike as big spring storm rolls in

The avalanche danger will rise from "low" to "considerable" really quickly, reaching that considerable rating by late Tuesday morning.
1 month ago

14-year-old suspect in Riverton Amber Alert could face charges

RIVERTON, Utah — A 14-year-old girl could face charges after sparking last night’s Amber Alert. The girl has been booked in juvenile detention on charges of kidnapping and car theft after taking her 7-year-old sister to a park without permission on April 10. Riverton Police say charges are pending with the District Attorney’s Office to see […]
1 month ago

Lori Vallow Daybell deemed competent to stand trial

A judge ruled Lori Vallow Daybell competent to stand trial in the murder case of her two children. She spent nine months in an Idaho mental health facility.
1 month ago

Salt Lake County Council votes to ban mining in recreation areas

The unanimous vote will ban mining and mineral extraction in recreation and forestry.
1 month ago

KSL NewsRadio specific web style guide

KSL Newsradio uses the AP Stylebook for most style guide questions. Here are a few areas where KSL NewsRadio may differ from the AP. Get the shared log-in from Kira Hoffelmeyer, Simone Seikaly or Sam Herrera. Proper names and titles President of the United States President Joe Biden on the first reference; Mr. Biden, President […]
1 month ago

How to send a text in Marketron

Currently, we use the system Marketron to send text messages to listeners, we’ve promised them breaking news the second it happens so we prioritize text messages in breaking news situations. Texting hierarchy The news producers (EPs, APs) are the commanders-in-chief when it comes to text messages. It is up to the morning EP, AP or […]
1 month ago

17 new temples announced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Over a dozen new temples have been announced. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build nine abroad, eight in the U.S.
1 month ago

Independent investigation reports no evidence Izzy Tichenor was bullied before her death

The Davis School District has released its report on the death of 9-year-old Izzy Tichenor, who died by suicide in the fall of 2021. 
2 months ago

Transgender athlete ban center stage at special session

Utah lawmakers are considering overturning a veto from Gov. Spencer Cox that creates a transgender athlete ban in the state's high school sports. 
2 months ago

High school activities group worried about looming lawsuit if transgender athlete ban veto overidden

The Utah High School Activities Association is worried about the cost of fighting lawsuits against H.B.11. UHSAA took a neutral position on the bill.
2 months ago

Transgender athlete ban vetoed by governor, lawmakers call special session

Gov. Cox calls the transgender athlete ban fundamentally flawed, lawmakers say it's about fairness. Advocates are asking where the collaboration is.
2 months ago

How a change in Utah water law will help Great Salt Lake

Under HB33, water rights holders can finally lease their water to fill the shrinking Great Salt Lake and other natural lands.
2 months ago

Zelenskyy tells US Congress, ‘We need you right now’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on Wednesday as he appealed to the U.S. Congress to do more to help Ukraine’s fight against Russia. Listen to Zelenskyy’s speech Livestreamed into the Capitol complex, Zelenskyy said the U.S. must sanction Russian lawmakers and block […]
2 months ago

Pregnant woman, baby die after Russia bombed maternity ward

A pregnant woman and her baby have died after Russia bombed the maternity hospital where she was meant to give birth.
2 months ago