When senior field correspondent Stina Sieg was 22, she moved to the desert. She hasn’t been the same since.

At the time, the Northern California native had just graduated from college and was hankering for wide-open spaces. So she took a leap and wrote to nearly every newspaper in New Mexico until one offered her a job.

That’s how she became the photographer for a daily paper in the small town of Silver City. And that’s when she realized how much she loved storytelling.

In the years since, the beauty of having people open up and share their stories — and trust her to tell them — has never gotten old to Sieg.

Before coming to KJZZ, Sieg was also a writer and photographer at newspapers in Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Moab, Utah; and the Smoky Mountains town of Waynesville, North Carolina. She always had her hand in public radio, too, including hosting Morning Edition on a fill-in basis at WNCW in North Carolina. It’s still the best music station she’s found.

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

Title Author Publication Date
Arizona, U.S. Justice Dept. Reach Deal Over Special Election Ballots Stina Sieg February 17, 2018
Love At The Landfill: Tucson Offers Valentine's Trash Tours Stina Sieg February 15, 2018
Untold Arizona: A Paradise For Parrots In Need Of A Home Stina Sieg February 14, 2018
New Mexico May Require Job, School Or Military Plans To Graduate High School Stina Sieg February 05, 2018
Lottery Opens For Grand Canyon River Trip Permits Stina Sieg February 03, 2018
Mesa Man Who Sold Ammo To Las Vegas Shooter Charged Stina Sieg February 02, 2018
Testing For Air Force Jets To Take Place At Davis-Monthan Stina Sieg February 02, 2018
Judge: Border Patrol Agent Charged With Murder Can't Be Questioned Over Military Records Stina Sieg February 02, 2018
Arizona Congressman Asks Police To Check Immigration Status At State Of The Union Address Stina Sieg January 30, 2018
Homey Or Homely? What To Do With Historic Bisbee's Dilapidated Buildings Stina Sieg January 29, 2018
Lawsuits Challenge Two Democrats' Right To Appear On Special Election Ballot Stina Sieg January 20, 2018
Grand Canyon To Remain Open — Even If The U.S. Government Shuts Down Stina Sieg January 19, 2018
Reward Offered Over Stolen Explosives Found Buried In Rural Arizona Stina Sieg January 06, 2018
First Candidate Certified To Run For Trent Franks' Seat Stina Sieg January 02, 2018
No Snow Means Slow Business In Flagstaff Stina Sieg December 28, 2017
Free Medical, Dental Clinic Coming To Phoenix Convention Center Stina Sieg December 23, 2017
Christmas Stuffing: Arizona Class Introduces Beginners To Taxidermy Stina Sieg December 21, 2017
Pima County Democratic Party Files Complaint Against Rep. McSally Stina Sieg December 18, 2017
Sen. McCain Receiving Treatment For Cancer Therapy Side Effects Stina Sieg December 13, 2017
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon Stina Sieg December 13, 2017
Navajo Nation Sues Wells Fargo In Federal Court Stina Sieg December 12, 2017
Growing Up Transgender: An Arizona Family In Transition Stina Sieg December 11, 2017
Former Priest From Scottsdale Sentenced To Life In Prison For 1960 Murder Stina Sieg December 08, 2017
Arpaio Takes Stand In Lawsuit Over Dismissed Animal Cruelty Charges Stina Sieg December 06, 2017
UA May Soon Sell Alcohol At Basketball Games Stina Sieg December 06, 2017