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
  • Police determine body recovered in Jordan River is woman in her 30s

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Police have released new information on the body recovered from the Jordan River Friday. According to Unified Police, while they still have no identity on the victim they have determined she was a female in her mid-to-late 30s. Det. Jared Richardson of the Unified Police Department said the body was found in the Jordan River near 4500 South, and officers were called to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. Friday. Police say several people walking […]

  • World Emoji Day takes the internet by storm

    It’s World Emoji Day and the internet is taking full advantage. Apple’s new emojis of the year Expected to be released later this year, Apple’s newest emojis will feature everything from a “Mind-Blown” exploding smiley face to a breastfeeding emoji. Here is a sneak peek at what to expect:   Goodbye Google “Blobs” parting is such sweet sorrow But while Apple is saying hello to its newest emojis for Google is saying #Blobvoyage to its signature blob, Android emojis. Breaking up […]

  • Police identify woman shot, killed inside Magna home

    MAGNA, Utah – A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed while inside a house in Magna Sunday morning. Later Sunday police identified the deceased as 25-year-old Paige Espinoza of Murray. Unified Police say they believe there was a drive-by or walk-by shooting around 5:15 a.m. near  8300 West Mix Ave. Investigators say one room on the southeast side was specifically targeted from outside the home. Officers say multiple bullet holes in the wall show the path the bullets took before hitting and […]

  • Motorcyclist killed in overnight Salt Lake City collision

    SALT LAKE CITY – An overnight collision killed a motorcyclist around 9:45 pm on Saturday. According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, a silver Subaru collided with the motorcycle in the in the intersection of 2100 S. 1100 E. Police say the investigation is ongoing and it is still unclear who is at fault. They do believe however that one of the vehicles ran a red light. The male biker was born in 1975, but at this time the […]

  • Catch a fish in Panguitch Lake, win a prize

    PANGUITCH – Catching one of the big trout in Panguitch Lake makes a trip to the high-mountain lake more than worth it. But you might receive even more. According to St. George News, starting Saturday, and running through Labor Day, Garfield County, the U.S. Forest Service, Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources and businesses in the Panguitch Lake area are holding a fishing tournament at the scenic lake near Panguitch. Prizes can be won in two ways: Catch one of 100 tagged […]

  • Missing Cedar City hiker found dead, may have fallen off cliff

    CEDAR CITY, Utah – A Cedar City man reported missing after he never returned from a hiking trip has been found dead Wednesday. Shaw Trent Phillipsen was last seen Sunday afternoon when he sent Snapchat messages to friends saying he was hiking in the mountains east of Cedar City. His vehicle was found near the walking trail on Highway 14, about one mile east of Cedar City. Cedar City Sgt. Clint Pollock said the Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower spotted Phillipsen’s body […]

  • Southern Utah E. coli rate climbs to 11 people infected

    HILDALE, Utah – The same E. Coli outbreak that has killed two children in Southern Utah, has now spread to 11 individuals. The Southwest Utah Public Health Department is investigating the situation but advise residents to “not to consume raw milk or any previously purchased ground beef until further notice.” The two deaths were a result of HUS (hemolytic uremic syndrome), a complication of E. coli infection that causes kidney damage. According to a spokesman for the health department last week, the water […]

  • Utah kidnapping victim rescued after mouthing ‘help me’ to police officer

    SANDY, Utah – Umar Hayat Raja is in custody after kidnapping a man at knifepoint from the Larkin Cemetery on Saturday. According to Sandy Police, the victim had been grieving in the Sandy cemetery at 1700 E. 10600 S. when Raja approached him with a knife and demanded he drive him around the city. The victim told police that, throughout the drive, Raja threatened them and also gloated that he had “killed before.” During the drive Raja and the victim switched places in […]

  • Man arrested for adultery, fornication, drugs in South Salt Lake

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – South Salt Lake Police have arrested a man for drug offenses as well as other crimes you don’t hear often, adultery and fornication. Police pulled over Damien L. Romano and a female passenger for an improper license plate Thursday and said that was only the beginning of the illegal findings. According to Salt Lake County Police, officers stopped Romano Thursday for using a license plate that didn’t match his vehicle. When officers found he was driving […]

  • Helicopter rescues Timpanogos Emergency Response volunteer with broken legs

    MOUNT TIMPANOGOS, Utah – A slide and a fall left one Timpanogos Emergency Response Team volunteer stranded on the mountain Saturday night. Utah Valley Dispatch got a call from Mt. Timpanogos around 5:20 p.m. Saturday but search and rescue teams weren’t able to rescue the person at about 8,900 feet until Sunday morning. A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter rescued the injured person and flew them to the nearby Aspen Grove Trailhead parking lot. Emergency crews took him to Utah […]

  • St. George residents witness possible tornado near Arizona strip

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — As stormy weather and high winds swept through St. George Saturday afternoon, an unexpected weather phenomenon caught the attention of residents in the Little Valley area. According to St. George News, what appeared to be either a funnel cloud or a weak tornado was observed at around 5:35 p.m. among distant storm clouds appearing over the Arizona strip south of state Route 7. Katie Fotheringham was visiting family at the north end of the Little Valley […]

  • “Reckless burning” led to a Hooper grass fire that threatened buildings

    HOOPER, Utah – Illegal burning resulted in a grass fire that spread to around a half an acre wide on Saturday afternoon. According to the Weber Fire District, illegal burning of old lumber and other materials in Hooper, Utah,  got out of control prompting a response from Weber Fire Department, Clinton Fire and Roy City Fire departments. The call came in around 8:12 pm when fire crews say they learned a fire had been left unattended and had begun to spread. Crews contained […]