Nadine Wimmer currently co-anchors KSL News at 5, 6, 6:30 and 10pm. She is also an Emmy award-winning reporter who produces a series of reports called “Staying Safe,” to help parents protect their families from danger, injuries and other preventable problems.
Wimmer moved up the ranks in the KSL 5 newsroom as weekend anchor, political reporter, education reporter, and producer. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City and began her broadcasting career at KSL Television as a University of Utah intern.
Education has always been important to Nadine. She earned her Master’s degree in political communication and bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Utah. She attended a fellows program on education and journalism through the University of Washington.
Because of her commitment to education, she is most excited about her involvement in the Read Today, KSL’s reading initiative. Read Today aims to boost reading scores by encouraging families to read together and by recruiting tutors for struggling readers. Through stories and recruitment efforts, we will have close to 7,000 volunteer tutors this school year helping Utah students.
Nadine and the Read Today team received the Service to America Award from the National Assocation of Broadcaster’s Education Foundation. Read Today was selected as the Governor of Utah’s reading program when the state applied for and received a 1.3 million dollar “Read, Graduate, Succeed” grant.
In her free time, she loves the outdoors and outdoor recreating in Utah’s mountains and red rock country. She is often trail running, mountain biking, skiing, water skiing and has recently taken up skate skiing. She’s an avid reader and studies Spanish.
Her favorite thing is to spend time with family. She’s married to Phil Kirk, who works in law enforcement. They live with their two boys in Park City.