Kimberly Kuizon joined the FOX 13 Team in March 2013, reporting on the southern Bay Area, including Manatee and Sarasota counties.
Kimberly began as a photographer and soon was assigned to cover a variety of stories. With her photographer background, she is a natural for the multimedia journalist position. She shoots, writes, and edits all of her stories.
Born and raised in Anna Maria, Florida, she realized her love for news while anchoring the morning news at Anna Maria Elementary. After graduating from Manatee High School, she attended the University of Florida College of Journalism, receiving a degree in broadcast news.
Kimberly's broadcasting career began in Sarasota at WWSB and then WFTS in Tampa as a multimedia journalist. She was honored with the University of Florida Excellence in Broadcasting Award and is a three-time winner of the Florida Associated Press Award.
Kimberly enjoys scuba diving, fishing, and cheering for her Tampa Bay teams -- and, of course, the Florida Gators.
The City of North Port is hoping Operation Blue Roof will help residents dealing with roof damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
A training room at North Port City Hall has been transformed into a call center where call takers have provided more than just information, but hope to others impacted by Hurricane Ian.
In North Port – one of the most hard hit cities in the Tampa Bay area – about 33% of residents still don't have power after Hurricane Ian. Many areas are impossible to reach as floodwaters haven't come down enough yet to make them more accessible.
At San Pedro Catholic Church in North Port, blessings are happening with each trunk filled.
The city of North Port says floodwater is finally receding, days after Hurricane Ian, but some areas, like North Port Estates, remain under 3-4' of water.
Sarasota County residents spent Thursday picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ian left a mess in its wake. The Venice area suffered a lot of wind damage, especially in mobile home communities.
Hurricane Ian's winds ripped through Venice Theatre, peeling the roof back and damaging other parts of the historic building as well.
Coastal towns are preparing for rain and storm surge from Hurricane Ian. On Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, storm shutters are going up and plywood is being hammered into place.
Residents across the Bay Area are beginning to gather supplies and make plans as Tropical Depression 9 forms in the Caribbean Sea.
As Manatee County continues to grow, the school district wants to make sure there's enough room for current and future students.