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.

Contact Stina Sieg at ssieg@rioradio.org.

Title Author Publication Date
Decision To Allow Gay Boy Scout Leaders Brings Some Back To The Organization Stina Sieg July 29, 2015
Jerice Hunter Sentenced To Life In Prison For Death Of Her Daughter Stina Sieg July 17, 2015
Arizona Unemployment Rate Ticks Up Stina Sieg July 16, 2015
Maricopa County To Include Same-Sex Couples In Adoption Legal Fee Assistance Stina Sieg July 10, 2015
How To Stay Safe On Arizona's Hiking Trails Stina Sieg July 10, 2015
Arizona Gets $3.1 Million From JPMorgan Chase Settlement Stina Sieg July 08, 2015
Arizona Lawsuit Challenges Indian Child Welfare Act Stina Sieg July 07, 2015
Arizona Parks Department Secures Land For Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Stina Sieg June 30, 2015
Yarnell Honors Granite Mountain Hotshots 2 Years After Arizona's Deadliest Fire Stina Sieg June 30, 2015
Yarnell Remembers Fallen Firefighters As Second Anniversary Of Fire Nears Stina Sieg June 29, 2015
Arizona Parks Department Looks To Build Memorial To Granite Mountain Hotshots Stina Sieg June 26, 2015
Exploring Eliphante, A Hidden Arizona Art Haven Stina Sieg June 25, 2015
Celebrate The Summer Solstice This Sunday Stina Sieg June 19, 2015
Ducey Vists Mexico After Adressing Stance On DREAMers Stina Sieg June 18, 2015
Protesters Fight Loop 202 Extension Stina Sieg June 17, 2015
Protesters Claim ICE Denied Water, Shade To Detainees In Eloy Stina Sieg June 15, 2015
Navajo Nation In Legal Fight For Remains Stina Sieg June 10, 2015
The Southwest Could Potentially See A Catastrophic Fire Season Stina Sieg June 09, 2015
Grand Canyon Squirrels Getting Checked For Plague Stina Sieg June 09, 2015
Tucson Audubon Society Concerned About Housing Development's Environmental Impact Stina Sieg June 08, 2015
Esperanto Language Staying Alive In Arizona And Beyond Stina Sieg June 05, 2015
Phoenix Shelter Opens For Children In Need Of Short-Term Foster Care Stina Sieg June 01, 2015
Tucson Fights Food Waste With Composting Program Stina Sieg May 29, 2015
Arizona Supports Ruling That Some Fear Could Hurt The Endangered Species Act Stina Sieg May 29, 2015
Phoenix, Tempe Mosques Receive Threatening Letters Stina Sieg May 25, 2015

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