Kim Fischer is an award winning journalist who anchors ABC 4 Utah's 5pm, 6pm and 10pm weekday newscasts. She also contributes special reports throughout the week.
Kim prides herself on her versatility, covering everything from hard crime -- to human interest stories that impact the community. In her time at Good4Utah, Kim has won several awards from The Society of Professional Journalists, and has received national recognition, winning a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media for her story Rape in Utah Courts.
Kim grew up in Sugar Land, Texas. After graduating high school, she attended the Radio Television & Film School at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. While enrolled, Kim hyped up sports fans as Scrappy the Eagle mascot.
Throughout her career, Kim has worked for television stations across Texas: Abilene, Amarillo, San Antonio and Dallas. While in San Antonio, she covered the tragic murder of Kristy Appleby, shot and killed by her boyfriend’s ex. After that story, Kim was able to put the Appleby family in touch with legislators who were able to create the Kristy Appleby Act in the state of Texas, closing a loophole in the law when it comes to protective orders.
That experience got Kim more involved in making a difference in her communities. Since moving to Utah in 2011, Kim has worked on several stories that have lead to positive changes throughout the state. In 2015, Kim’s personal testimony helped pass House Bill 74, which made clear an unconscious person could not consent to sex.
Kim is dedicated to empowering women, protecting children and helping animals. She volunteers for organizations like UCASA, Peace House, The National Ability Center and Best Friends Animal Society.
In 2018 she was awarded the Anne Freimuth Child Advocate of the Year, and she looks forward to continuing to protect the most vulnerable populations across the state.