Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer is the assistant news director at KSL NewsRadio. Contact her at khoffelmeyer@ksl.com.

Sherry Black killer will spend the rest of his life in prison

The man charged with the 2010 murder and rape of Sherry Black will spend life in prison. Adam Durborow was arrested in 2020.
3 months ago

Types of radio stories

Reader (RDR) Alternative names: copy, host copy, national reader (NRDR) Definition: A news script written by a reporter but read by the program host, usually during a newscast.  Total run time: 15-20 seconds Example: Democrat Darlene McDonald announced she’s challenging Republican Congressman Burgess Owens for his seat in congress. McDonald is an author and activist. She founded […]
3 months ago

House passes bill restricting transgender students in sports

A bill passed by the Utah House of Representatives will determine if a transgender students can play in school sports.
3 months ago

Fighter wings from Hill Air Force Base being deployed to Germany

F-35s from Hill Air Force Base arrived in Germany today, as tensions continue to froth along the  Russia and Ukraine border.
3 months ago

Resolution limiting journalists access passes Utah Senate

Republicans in the Utah State Senate pushed through a rule to change how journalists can get access to Senators inside the Utah State Capitol.
3 months ago

School voucher bill moves to House for full vote

A bill that would give Utah families money allowing them to pay for private school education will now be considered in the Utah House of Representatives.
3 months ago

UPDATE: 14-year-old who died after ski accident at Alta is identified

A 14-year-old boy has died after an accident at Alta Ski Resort.
3 months ago

Utah Senate passes a tax cut for Utahns, Gov. Cox says he will sign it

The Utah Senate just unanimously passed a bill, giving Utahns a big tax cut. People in the state could see $193 million back in taxes.
3 months ago

Emergency roadwork slowing down I-15 in Centerville

CENTERVILLE, Utah — The Utah Department of Transportation is working to fix some damage on northbound I-15 in Centerville this afternoon.  The left lanes are currently blocked, with heavy delays that are stacking and only expected to get worse as it gets later in the day. “We were actually doing some work on the West […]
3 months ago

One dead after bus and car crash on Mountain View Corridor

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A woman is dead after her car crashed into a school bus in South Jordan this afternoon. This happened on the southbound Mountain View Corridor at 11400 S./Lake Ave. “A white Honda CR-V traveling eastbound on Lake Avenue ran the red light at the intersection,” said South Jordan Police Lt. Matt […]
3 months ago

Bill that would allow parents to sue teachers over curriculum substituted during general session

The part of a bill that would have included the ability for parents to sue teachers if they didn't like what was on the lesson plan is being substituted on Utah's Capitol hill. 
3 months ago

Death penalty repeal faces tight battle in House

A bill focused on a death penalty repeal will get a hearing on Utah's House of Representatives.
3 months ago

Intermountain Healthcare doctor dies in ski accident

Dr. Andrew Gagnon was pronounced dead when rescuers found him. Gagnon was a transplant surgeon at Intermountain Healthcare.
3 months ago

Utah doctors report omicron variant impacting mental health

Two doctors say the omicron variant is increasing mental health cases
3 months ago

42 teaching positions eliminated in SLC from decline in student enrollment

The board eliminated 42 teaching positions because of dropping enrollment numbers
3 months ago

University of Utah fraternities and sororities suspended after second sexual assault report

SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah is suspending all fraternity and sorority life social activity after a second sexual assault report.  The suspension is for two weeks and is only limited to social activities. Philanthropic and chapter business can continue. In a statement, the school says it was investigating an earlier report of a […]
4 months ago

It’s not great to be a renter in Utah, but it’s not the worst place you could rent

Utah's rents are rising, but not as much as other metro areas. The Executive Director of Utah Apartment Association says the state is building up its stock of rental units, which will help bring rental costs down.
4 months ago

Gov. Cox giving state employees time off to substitute in Utah schools

And while Utah's largest teachers union is grateful for the help, they say underlying issues must also be addressed.
4 months ago

FBI says Brian Laundrie took responsibility for Gabby Petito’s murder

The FBI says it's close to closing the murder investigation of Gabby Petito after her fiancé claimed responsibility for her death before he died.
4 months ago

BREAKING: Gun in shooting outside Hunter High purchased in Utah in 2013

We are now learning where the gun in that shooting outside Hunter High School last week came from, and that all students involved attended Hunter.
4 months ago

UPDATED: Utah House overturns Salt Lake, Summit county mask mandates

The Utah House of Representatives has voted to overturn public mask mandates in Salt Lake and Summit counties.
4 months ago

Utah leaders say “don’t test, stay home” if you have COVID-like symptoms

The "don't test stay home" request from Utah leaders comes as COVID-19 cases overwhelm schools and other testing centers.
4 months ago

BREAKING: Plane crashes into building in Spanish Fork

SPANISH FORK, Utah — A small plane has crashed on top of a building in Spanish Fork this afternoon. KSL TV’s Chopper 5 has captured images of a small plane in several pieces on top of a building near 1600 North between 100 and 300 East. We don’t know if there are injuries. This is […]
4 months ago

Piles of tumbleweed are plaguing a South Jordan neighborhood

There are so many tumbleweeds, South Jordan has provided dumpsters to residents to prevent them from being trapped in their homes.
5 months ago