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Ben Winslow is a multi-media journalist for Fox 13 News, experimenting with new technologies and new ways of disseminating news stories across multiple platforms (you can follow him on Twitter @BenWinslow).

Prior to joining the Fox 13 news team, he worked at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio. Winslow has covered some of Utah's biggest news stories, including the 2002 Winter Olympics, issues surrounding polygamy, the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart and the Lori Hacking and Destiny Norton murder cases. He has won numerous awards for his work, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award, Utah Broadcaster's Assocation awards and local SPJ awards.

Winslow volunteers on the board of the Utah Headliner's Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Recent Articles
  • A file photo of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Temple Square in Salt Lake City.

    LDS Church clarifies it has not announced support for statewide LGBT non-discrimination bill

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a statement Sunday rebuting claims that it had quietly announced support of a statewide non-discrimination bill that included protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. In a statement to FOX 13 on Sunday, the LDS Church said it had made no such announcement. The website Utah Political Capitol claimed the church had posted an announcement on a site indicating full support of non-discrimination laws for LGBTQ […]

  • SLC Mayor proclaims ‘Freedom to Marry Day’ on anniversary of Amendment 3 ruling

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Ralph Becker declared Dec. 20 “Freedom to Marry Day,” recognizing the one-year anniversary of the ruling that struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage. FOX 13 News spoke with the first couple to be married on the day same-sex marriage first become legal in Utah, see the video above for their interview and comments on the historic anniversary. The proclamation, issued on Saturday, reads: The proclamation comes on the anniversary of a ruling last year […]

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    Man pleads guilty, sentenced to life in prison for murdering three in Midvale

    WEST JORDAN — The man accused of killing three people in a Midvale home has struck a plea bargain that spares his life. David Fresques, 26, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of first-degree aggravated murder and a single charge of attempted aggravated murder. In exchange for the pleas, prosecutors dropped the option of the death penalty and a judge sentenced him to life without parole. “It’s just impossible to understand why this happened,” Judge Bruce Lubeck said as […]

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    Despite prostitution-related plea, judge to keep accountant in charge of FLDS land

    SALT LAKE CITY — Despite a plea on a prostitution-related charge, a judge overseeing the massive case over land in the FLDS border towns. In a ruling handed down late Wednesday, 3rd District Court Judge Denise Lindberg declared that Bruce Wisan would remain on as the fiduciary over the United Effort Plan Trust (UEP). Wisan recently pleaded no contest to a charge of soliciting a prostitute. That charge, while salacious in nature, did not phase Judge Lindberg who defended him […]

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    Businesses pull out all the stops to get a liquor license in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — One by one they stood in line, making their case to Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. “This is my 14th consecutive meeting,” one man pleaded. “We’re the premiere hotel and convention spot in Ogden,” said another. “We’ve spent tens of millions of dollars.” They were asking to get a highly coveted full-service club liquor license available in the state. There were 13 total applicants for only two available licenses. With so many¬† seeking the […]

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    Water line breaks, floods SL Co. DA’s office

    SALT LAKE CITY — A water line has broken, flooding several floors of the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Sim Gill told FOX 13 a line to a cooling unit leaked on the fifth floor of the office on Monday. The flooding spread to the fourth floor and third floor. Damage to the offices is extensive in the walls, ceilings and floors. An estimated 60 to 80 boxes of files were soaked and being dried out. Gill […]

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    UHP helicopter crashes in Wayne County

    BICKNELL, Utah — A state helicopter has made a “hard landing” in a remote part of Wayne County. The Utah Highway Patrol said one of its helicopters was participating in an antelope capture when it “experienced a loss of lift” and went down in an area near Bicknell. The helicopter was only 15 to 20 feet above the ground. Four people were on board, UHP officials said. No one was injured. The incident will be investigated by the Utah Department […]

  • A picture provided to FOX 13 by a source of a "tent city" being built in the FLDS town of Hildale. The massive tents are presumably in response to the threat of eviction by the courts.

    Mysterious ‘tent city’ springing up in FLDS towns

    SALT LAKE CITY — A massive “tent city” is springing up in the polygamous border towns, an apparent response to a threat of eviction by the courts in a long-running land war. FOX 13 was provided a series of photographs showing the construction of the giant white tents being built behind a huge wall with “no trespassing” signs all around it. The tents appear to be able to shelter hundreds. The source who provided the photos to FOX 13 said […]

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    Utah AG soliciting tips on civil rights violations in FLDS towns

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Arizona Attorney General’s Office is planning a meeting on Monday to discuss civil rights issues within the polygamous border towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz. The Utah Attorney General’s Office plans to be in attendance, hoping to use the opportunity to solicit tips about crimes and civil rights abuses on its side of the border. “We hope that people will let us know if there are problems going on,” Missy Larsen, a spokeswoman […]

  • SLC forms committee to look at moving homeless shelters

    SALT LAKE CITY — The mayor’s office has announced a committee to explore the idea of moving the city’s homeless shelter and social service agencies. In a statement Friday, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s office said the committee will “evaluate and consider the best configurations and locations for shelter and other emergency homeless services and assemble a recommendation report to help shape the future of these facilities in Salt Lake City.” The committee, called the Homeless Services Site Evaluation […]

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    Utah Pride Center director resigns

    SALT LAKE CITY — The director of the Utah Pride Center has resigned, the second in just over a year for the non-profit community center that serves the state’s gay community. Steven Ha resigned Friday. The Utah Pride Center said in a statement he had been recently diagnosed with a recurrence of lymphoma. Ha is the second director of the Utah Pride Center to resign in little more than a year. In November 2013, Valarie Larabee resigned in the face […]

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    Feds appeal Brigham City pain doctor’s sentence

    SALT LAKE CITY — Federal prosecutors have appealed a judge’s decision to lop decades off of a Brigham City pain doctor’s sentence for illegally prescribing millions of painkillers. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah filed an appeal with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday morning. It asks the appeals court to overturn a federal judge’s decision to drop Dr. Dewey MacKay’s sentence from 20 years to 36 months with credit for time served. Read the […]


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