I’m a newly graduated USU Broadcast-Journalism student whose excited to get his start at Fox 13. I work part-time as an Assignment Desk Editor and a part-time Web Content Producer but full-time at being a journalist. I live in Midvale with my wife and cat.

Recent Articles
  • Utah man convicted of killing his daughter found and arrested on east coast

    WILMINGTON, N.C. – Earlier this summer David L. Anderson was convicted of killing his 12-month-old daughter, but when it came to his day for sentencing deputies say he was on the run. The Sevier County Sheriff office says Anderson was arrested on Wednesday trying to check into a North Carolina homeless shelter. According to a Sevier County Sheriff’s office press release, one of the patrons at the shelter checked Anderson’s name on Facebook and learned he had failed to show up to […]

  • West Valley City man shot overnight risks paralysis

    WEST VALLEY CITY – An overnight shooting sent a West Valley man to the hospital where he had to undergo surgery. West Valley City Police say shortly after receiving reports of gunshots near 3460 south and Pioneer Parkway, the victim arrived at the Jordan Valley Medical center with a bullet wound in his stomach. According to police the man was rushed into surgery and is now in stable condition. They say he could be facing paralysis depending on the severity of […]

  • Police identity victims killed in head-on crash in Millcreek

    MILLCREEK – Two people died when two vehicles collided head-on in Millcreek early Saturday morning, according to police. Later Saturday police identified the deceased as 42-year-old Francisco Perez-Olvera and 27-year-old Summer Dudley. The crash occurred at about 6 a.m. at 4200 south and 700 east. According to Unified Fire Authority, first responders attempted to extricate the male and the female victim involved in the accident. However, both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said they are still investigating […]

  • Four cited after suspects caught ‘red-handed’ vandalizing BYU Cougar statue

    PROVO, Utah – Utah’s big rivalry game vs BYU is Saturday night, which could be why four apparent Ute fans were caught painting a BYU Cougar statue red. Provo police received a call from a concerned citizen around 4:50 a.m. saying there were people painting the BYU Cougar statue outside LaVell Edwards Stadium. Provo Police responded immediately and said they were able to catch the suspects literally “red handed,” as they had paint on their hands. The four people arrested […]

  • Unified Police investigating drive-by shooting in Kearns

    KEARNS – Unified Police say they are investigating a drive-by shooting that took place near 5789 W Lodestone Ave. According to Unified Police, the shooting involved ‘4 suspects.’ No injuries have been reported. Police say they believe the incident could be gang related based on a witness account. The suspect’s vehicle is “possibly a new black/charcoal Dodge Caravan with the passenger side window broken out,” police said. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a red shirt. If you have […]

  • Utah’s air quality takes a beating from the summer sun and wildfires

    SALT LAKE CITY – The record heat and massive wildfires are having a huge impact on air quality in Utah. High temperatures are being blamed for the highest ozone levels in Salt Lake County in a decade. “It’s been a very challenging year,” said Donna Spangler, Utah Department of Environmental Quality. “So you have this double effect: you have the high ozone caused by high temperatures and no wind to temper the heat and the particulate pollution that’s caused by […]

  • Gold Cross Ambulance places detective on administrative leave after controversial nurse arrest

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City detective accused of unfairly arresting a University of Utah Hospital nurse is now on administrative leave, from an entirely different job outside the police agency. Detective Jeff Payne works as a part-time paramedic with Gold Cross Ambulance in Salt Lake City. The company said Monday they were shocked to see the body cam video showing Payne’s controversial arrest of Nurse Alex Wubbels, and that some comments Payne made in the video led them […]

  • University of Utah hospital addresses the arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels

    SALT LAKE CITY – The arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels has sparked huge policy changes at the University of Utah Hospital, hospital officials announced Monday. In a press conference, top members from the hospital said nurses will no longer come in contact with law enforcement. “I need to make sure that this never, ever, ever happens to any of our care providers again,” said Chief Nurse Margaret Pearce. On July 26, Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne arrested Wubbels, after […]

  • Stansbury Park residents and their pets on the lookout for hawk

    STANSBURY PARK – Residents in Stansbury Park look out for each other, and sometimes need to look up. “Yesterday, my neighbor sent me a message, and said ‘hey be on the lookout, watch your pups because there’s a hawk over here,” said Nicole Hackbarth. She said her neighbor was sitting on her backyard porch Sunday morning drinking coffee when a hawk suddenly swooped down towards their Yorkie. “It kind of freaked me out,” Hackbarth added. That’s because she has two […]

  • The Tank Hollow Fire continues to spread causing closures throughout area

    SPANISH FORK CANYON – More than 350 personnel from across the state continue to battle the Tank Hollow fire. According to the Great Basin Incident Management Team, the fire started on August 11th and has since burned more than 5,000 acres in the Sheep Creek drainage on the Spanish Fork Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Fire managers, personnel from the U.S Forest Service, State of Utah Department of Natural Resources, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, and the […]

  • 38-year old man killed in fall while rappelling near Zion National Park

    KANE COUNTY, Utah – A man has died after falling 80 feet while hiking in southern Utah. According to the Kane County Sheriffs’ Office, they received the call around 11 am on Sunday morning reporting an individual had fallen while rappelling in Englestead Hollow near Zion National Park. The 38-year-old male from New Hampshire had been hiking and rappelling with four of his siblings when police say he fell the last 80 feet into the canyon below “for some unknown reason.” The Kane […]

  • Local ‘dreamers’ nervous about President Trump ending DACA

    SALT LAKE CITY – So-called ‘Dreamers’ are on edge as they await a decision from President Donald Trump that could end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Many fear the reality is they could lose their jobs or face deportation. Ciriac Alvarez left Morelos, Mexico 17 years ago and has called Utah home ever since. The 22-year old recently graduated from the University of Utah in Political Science and is an advocate for immigrant rights. She credits the […]