Kimberly Kuizon joined the FOX 13 Team in March of 2013. Kimberly is a multimedia journalist covering our southern viewing area.
Kimberly joined us 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.
Siesta Key resident Michael Holderness built a temporary fence to keep people off private beaches after seeing large groups gathering, but Sarasota County said the fence went up without a permit and issued a notice of violation.
At Albritton Fruit Farms, 60,000 blueberry plants with fruit ripe and ready to pick, cover 25 acres of land off State Road 72 in Sarasota, but there's nowhere for the berries to be sold.
Many folks are spending a lot of time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has proven difficult for some who need to stay busy.
Despite a curfew in place in Manatee County, Bradenton police had to break up a block party Saturday night, complete with a DJ and 70-plus attendees. But officers were careful to enforce the rules without writing any tickets.
With a statewide stay-at-home order in effect, Manatee County is going a step further and enacting a curfew in an effort to halt the spread of COVID-19.
***UPDATE: Due to the rush on sales, Pacific Tomato Growers Packing House will only be open until 1pm today.***
Passengers aboard two cruise ships that have had coronavirus cases and deaths have been given the green light to disembark at a Florida port. Two Sarasota couples are among those who will disembark at Port Everglades in Broward County.
The 31-day cruise was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime. Gloria and Bill Weed left with another Sarasota couple in early March. They flew to Buenos Aires where they boarded the Zaandam for a South American cruise.
Gov. DeSantis said the state will take Floridians onboard a cruise ship off the coast of South Florida, but there aren't enough resources to care for everyone on board.
Though school buses in Manatee County have sat quietly for weeks, drivers like Felica Yarn are now back at work, driving buses for a different purpose.