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
The Drunk Bus: Fighting Drunk Driving One Busload At A Time Stina Sieg March 12, 2015
Daylight Savings May Be Bad For Workers Stina Sieg March 09, 2015
Ducey Signs Law Limiting AHCCCS Stina Sieg March 06, 2015
Llamas No Longer On The Loose In Sun City Stina Sieg February 26, 2015
Vandalism Causes Internet, Phone Outage Across Arizona Stina Sieg February 25, 2015
Southwest Airlines Returning To Normal After Mass Groundings Stina Sieg February 25, 2015
Phoenix Loses One Of Its Last Video Rental Stores Stina Sieg February 19, 2015
Pima County Rejects Ban On Hiring Smokers Stina Sieg February 17, 2015
New Bill Restricts Room Access For Hotel Employees Who Are Registered Sex Offenders Stina Sieg February 17, 2015
Park Service: Don't Trademark Grand Canyon Hotels Stina Sieg February 16, 2015
Prescott School Remembers Mueller With Pride, Sadness Stina Sieg February 12, 2015
Kayla Mueller: 'She Saw Things And Did Whatever She Could' Stina Sieg February 10, 2015
Gas Prices Rise, After Falling For Months Stina Sieg February 06, 2015
Sportsmen, Environmentalists Clash Over Predator Hunting Stina Sieg February 05, 2015
Some Adults Fall Into Measles 'Vaccine Gap' Stina Sieg February 02, 2015
Sanctuary Takes In Baby Pigs Who Grow Big Stina Sieg January 30, 2015
The Pony Express Rides Into The Valley Stina Sieg January 29, 2015
Arizona Lottery Winners May Get Temporary Anonymity Stina Sieg January 26, 2015
Transgender Activist To Get New Trial On Prostitution Charges Stina Sieg January 26, 2015
Sky Harbor Ranks Third For Guns Confiscated At Airports Stina Sieg January 23, 2015
Do You Harp A Slib Of The Ling? One Small Town's Opaque Language Stina Sieg January 20, 2015
Gov. Ducey Withdraws Proposal To Use Veteran Fund For Cemeteries Stina Sieg January 20, 2015
Medals May Not Make It To P.F. Chang's Marathon Stina Sieg January 16, 2015
'Right To Try' Bills Spread Across The Nation Stina Sieg January 13, 2015
Health Officials Say Flu Ramping Up In The Valley Stina Sieg January 11, 2015