Ashton Goodell


Fox 13 reporter Ashton Goodell always knew she would come home to Utah, but it's been quite an adventure getting here. She grew up in Ogden. From a young age she watched Fox 13 news and loved it! It seemed like the reporters had so much fun on air, which inspired Ashton to go into broadcasting. She soon found out they were making it look easy.

She started her career in radio, as a general assignment reporter at KBIA-FM, a NPR station in mid-Missouri. She quickly transitioned into TV and realized her energy and passion for visual storytelling. Ashton called KOMU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, MO, home for several years. She says she spent so much time at the station if there had been a shower and a bed it literally would have been her home. From there she headed north to Alaska to work at KTUU-TV, the NBC affiliate in Anchorage, AK.

Ashton reported on Governor Sarah Palin's resignation, polar bears and climate change, and Alaska native culture. Her most memorable experiences as a reporter were seeing the Northern Lights at Chena Hotsprings, paragliding from the tippy top of Mt. Alyeska, walking along side the McNeil River brown bears (check out her Facebook pictures to see how close they got). She developed a court/crime beat and a popular feature franchise while she was in Alaska.

Ashton has a Broadcast Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. She also earned a degree in Political Science and Chemistry from the University of Missouri.

Ashton won an Edward R. Murrow Award for her franchise Day Trippin'. She has received multiple Missouri and Alaska Broadcaster Association awards and Alaska Press Club Awards.
When not obsessing about news stories, she enjoys photography, adventure sports, making home videos, listening to country music, taking long drives and spending time with her family who lives in Utah.
Ashton is always looking for the next great story, tell her yours or pass along story ideas to Just you watch the best!

Recent Articles

  • Police urge weapon owners to review practices in wake of fatal accident

    Posted on: 2:58 pm, April 19, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:06pm, April 19, 2014

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah – A 2-year-old boy injured when his older sister reportedly shot him by accident Friday died of...
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    Shooting in Young Ward accidental fatal 2 year old
  • Community says farewell to historic school building

    Posted on: 7:46 pm, April 16, 2014, by

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — The oldest school building in Weber County is about to be demolished to make room for...
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  • U renews agreement to keep ‘Ute’ name

    Posted on: 3:12 pm, April 15, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:28pm, April 15, 2014

    FORT DUCHESNE — The University of Utah and the Ute Indian tribe have renewed their agreement that will allow the...
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  • ‘Blood moon’ to rise Monday night

    Posted on: 7:01 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    SALT LAKE CITY — There are several scriptures in the Bible that say “the moon will turn a blood red...
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  • Photo shoot to raise funds, help inspire kids who have cancer

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 07:42am, April 14, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s Tristan Chiderster’s dream to be a professional football player, and it’s photographer Jonathan Diaz’s job...
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  • Roy day care operator arrested for child abuse homicide

    Posted on: 8:50 am, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 04:29pm, April 9, 2014

    ROY, Utah — A day care owner is behind bars Wednesday night on a child abuse homicide charge. Police said...
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  • Changes coming to U of U fight song

    Posted on: 11:07 am, April 8, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:13pm, April 8, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Changes are coming to the University of Utah’s fight song. The fight song, titled “Utah Man,”...
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  • Victim from Spanish Fork crash fondly remembered by friends

    Posted on: 6:33 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    OGDEN — The sophomore girls’ basketball team at Bonneville High School is mourning the loss of their teammate, Katie Marcus,...
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  • Ex-Mormons deliver resignation letters to LDS Church during conference

    Posted on: 5:30 pm, April 6, 2014, by

    SALT LAKE CITY — During The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ General Conference Saturday, church officials announced membership...
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  • ‘Defend your beliefs’ among topics at LDS Church’s General Conference

    Posted on: 6:42 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 09:47pm, April 5, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — Tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints gathered to attend the 184th Annual General Conference for The...
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  • Report indicates wolf populations recovering, may no longer need protection

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, April 4, 2014, by , updated on: 07:33pm, April 4, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — A report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service suggests wolf populations have recovered to a...
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  • SLC sculptor designs K-9 soldier statue for military

    Posted on: 5:50 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 05:53am, April 2, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — The military is full of many unsung heroes — among them are the military dogs that...
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