Stina Sieg photoWhen Senior Field Correspondent Stina Sieg was 22, she moved to the desert. The Bay Area native hasn’t been the same since.

She had just graduated from Humboldt State University when she got a hankering for wide-open spaces.

After contacting just about every newspaper in New Mexico, Sieg moved to a town of 10,000 and became the chief photographer at The Silver City Daily Press.

She quickly found that journalism and small-town life suited her.
In the years that followed, she explored the world around her as the arts and entertainment editor at The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, a writer and photographer at the Moab Times-Independent and a Jill-of-all-trades at The Mountaineer, a 128-year-old paper nestled in North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains.

As she continued her print career, Sieg also whetted her appetite for radio at rural public radio stations like KSIL in Silver City, N.M.; KDNK in Carbondale, Colo.; and KZMU in Moab, Utah.

Before joining KJZZ, she spent two years as a fill-in Morning Edition host at WNCW, an eclectic music station based in Spindale, N.C..

In addition to producing content for newspaper and radio outlets, her work has appeared in Fodor’s travel guides on Utah and North Carolina.

Sieg loves the South but is happy to be back in the Southwest, which feels like home.

When she’s not reporting, chances are she’s running, baking, knitting or driving to some far-flung town deep in the desert-- just to see what it looks like.

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Title Author Publication Date
US-Mexico Partnership Brings Water To Dry Colorado Delta Stina Sieg March 31, 2014
US Pledges $13 Million For Uranium Clean-Up Evaluation In Navajo Nation Stina Sieg May 04, 2015
US Airways-American Merger Gets Green Light Stina Sieg November 27, 2013
US Airways Center To Get New Name Stina Sieg September 03, 2014
US Airports Try To Stop Spread Of Ebola Stina Sieg October 08, 2014
U.S. Fish and Wildlife trying again to protect endangered cactuses April 02, 2013
Tucson mulls rule on lost and stolen guns March 08, 2013
Tucson Fights Food Waste With Composting Program Stina Sieg May 29, 2015
Tucson Audubon Society Concerned About Housing Development's Environmental Impact Stina Sieg June 08, 2015
Trial Postponed For Shanesha Taylor Stina Sieg December 03, 2014
Transgender Activist To Get New Trial On Prostitution Charges Stina Sieg January 26, 2015
Traffic Increasing Between Mexico And Arizona Stina Sieg May 24, 2016
Trader Joe's Grocery Store Recalls Sodas Because Of Bursting Concerns Stina Sieg December 16, 2015
Tohono O'odham Nation chairman dies April 21, 2013
This Year's Fire Season Less Active Than Usual Stina Sieg September 02, 2014
Third Photo Radar Reform Bill Killed In Arizona Stina Sieg March 17, 2015
The story behind StoryCorps March 04, 2013
The Southwest Could Potentially See A Catastrophic Fire Season Stina Sieg June 09, 2015
The Pony Express Rides Into The Valley Stina Sieg January 29, 2015
The MLK March On Washington - 50 Years On August 28, 2013
The Link Between Fires And Flash Floods July 11, 2013
The joys of riding South Mountain March 01, 2013
The Drunk Bus: Fighting Drunk Driving One Busload At A Time Stina Sieg March 12, 2015
The Community Of Contra Stina Sieg October 24, 2014
Tempe Town Lake Sets Out Welcome Mat For A Million Goldfish Stina Sieg May 02, 2016