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 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
Longtime UA Baseball Coach Retires Stina Sieg May 25, 2015
Bisbee Keeps Backing Its Bag Ban Stina Sieg May 20, 2015
New Strain Of Rabies Found In New Mexico Stina Sieg May 19, 2015
Gosar Opposes Merger Of Arizona, New Mexico BLM Offices Stina Sieg May 18, 2015
Cactus-Drink Consumers To Get Checks After $3M Settlement With Scottsdale Company Stina Sieg May 15, 2015
Accessibility, Cost A Concern At Arizona's Largest Charter School System Stina Sieg May 15, 2015
Paradise Valley Combats Crime With Cameras In Cactuses Stina Sieg May 11, 2015
Saguaros Bust Out The Blooms At Arizona's Saguaro National Park Stina Sieg May 11, 2015
34-Year-Old Malayan Sun Bear Euthanized At Tucson Zoo Stina Sieg May 06, 2015
'Leaning Tower Of Saguaro' Falls At Saguaro National Park Stina Sieg May 05, 2015
Oscar-Winning 'Dances With Wolves' Writer Dies Stina Sieg May 04, 2015
US Pledges $13 Million For Uranium Clean-Up Evaluation In Navajo Nation Stina Sieg May 04, 2015
Navajo-Owned Flour Company Shuts Down For A Year Stina Sieg April 30, 2015
Lawsuits By Yarnell Homeowners Against State Dismissed Stina Sieg April 29, 2015
Hundreds Of Chandler Students Stay Home To Avoid AzMERIT Testing Stina Sieg April 27, 2015
Homeless People Living In Phoenix Parking Lot Will Soon Have Shelter Stina Sieg April 23, 2015
Future Of Bisbee's Plastic Bag Ban Unclear Stina Sieg April 22, 2015