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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
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    Family pleads for answers in SLC murder

    SALT LAKE CITY — The family of a man found shot to death in an intersection is pleading for information that helps them catch his killer. Jose Jarquin fought back tears as he begged for tips to help the police investigation in to the murder of his son, Gustavo Jarquin. “Anyone who has the tiniest bit of information that can help this investigation,” he said through a police interpreter. Gustavo’s mother, Monica Gonzales, sobbed as she spoke. “I wouldn’t like […]

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    Prosecutors want more time to hand over evidence in Shurtleff, Swallow cases

    SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors are asking for more time to hand over a “large amount” of evidence in the criminal cases against former Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. In a legal filing on Tuesday, Salt Lake County prosecutor Chou Chou Collins asked a judge for more time to turn over discovery in the corruption case. “The State provided Defendant Shurtleff and Defendant Swallow with a large amount of discovery information which was electronically stored in bulk […]

  • Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff meets with DABC commissioners after a meeting on Sept. 30. Shurtleff and his brother sought an alcohol manufacturing permit for a new business venture.

    Shurtleff appears before DABC for alcohol permit

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff made a surprise appearance before the state’s liquor control authority, seeking an alcohol manufacturing permit. Shurtleff, who is facing criminal charges in connection with a corruption investigation into the Utah Attorney General’s Office, is in business with his brother on a “nutraceuticals” product. Shurtleff spoke briefly to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, introducing his brother, Kevin, who made a presentation about “Now Nutraceuticals.” He demonstrated the product […]

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    Judge says prosecution for deputy’s murder is not double jeopardy

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has ruled that accused cop-killer Roberto Roman is not facing double jeopardy, despite being acquitted in state court of murder. Roman was acquitted in the slaying of Millard Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Josie Greathouse Fox back in 2012. A year later, the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed new charges, including “killing of a local law enforcement officer to avoid apprehension for a felony drug crime.” Roman’s attorney sought to have the federal indictment dismissed, arguing […]

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    U.S. Supreme Court meets to consider Utah same-sex marriage case

    SALT LAKE CITY — Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen have won twice against the state of Utah, but they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case anyway. The couple, who sued the state over its ban on same-sex marriage, told FOX 13 they would like the high court to settle the issue of marriage for the entire nation. “We all just want a resolution to this,” Kitchen said Monday. “We want to get married, and a lot of […]

  • Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Doctor convicted of killing wife is appealing sentence of up to life in prison

    SALT LAKE CITY – The man convicted of killing his wife so he could carry on an affair with another woman, sentenced to serve up to life in prison, is now appealing his sentence. Monday Dr. Martin MacNeill’s attorney filed documents to appeal the “judgement, sentence and commitment.” Sept. 19 a judge ordered the 15-to-life sentence to be stacked on top of other crimes the former doctor committed, including obstruction of justice and forcible sex abuse. Altogether, MacNeill faces a […]

  • Elissa Wall and her then-husband, Allen Steed. Wall is suing over her marriage at age 14 in a ceremony presided by FLDS leader Warren Jeffs.

    Judge cancels ex-FLDS child bride’s $40 million trial

    SALT LAKE CITY – A former child bride’s $40 million lawsuit against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist LDS Church is on hold. At a brief hearing Monday morning, 3rd District Court Judge Keith Kelly canceled Elissa Wall’s January 20, 2015 trial because the Utah Supreme Court has intervened in the multi-million dollar case. No new trial date will be set until the state’s top court rules. “Given the $5 million bond was posted, the trial date… is hereby […]

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    Salt Lake Comic Con may settle ‘Comic Con’ lawsuit

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a new court filing, the federal judge handling the trademark lawsuit between Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con has ordered both sides into her chambers to discuss the idea of a settlement. U.S. District Court Judge Jan Adler scheduled what is known as an “early neutral evaluation conference” in her chambers in federal court in San Diego to discuss the idea of settlement. Representatives from both comic cons who have decision-making authority to […]

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    Candidates point out differences, similarities in 2nd District debate

    CEDAR CITY — The topics debated between Congressman Chris Stewart and Utah State Senator Luz Robles were as diverse as the district each is seeking to represent. Both candidates left the hour-long televised debate here at Southern Utah University on Thursday feeling confident about their chances for victory in November. “This is an opportunity to put our platform out there and make sure people know where we stand on issues,” Robles, the democratic candidate in the race, told FOX 13 […]

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    Utah will appeal polygamy ruling

    SALT LAKE CITY — In papers filed in federal court, the Utah Attorney General’s Office revealed it will appeal a judge’s ruling that essentially decriminalized polygamy. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ office filed the notice late Wednesday night, saying it will ask the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to take up the case. Reyes spokeswoman Missy Larsen confirmed to FOX 13 that an appeal would be filed shortly, but said the scope of it has not yet […]

  • 16 cops disciplined by Utah police watchdog agency

    ST. GEORGE — The agency that certifies and disciplines all police officers in Utah handed out warnings, suspensions and revocations to 16 officers for various misdeeds. But the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training Council is also looking at going after police chiefs who fail to report an officer’s bad behavior in a timely manner. At its quarterly meeting here on Wednesday, POST Council members heard from many of the officers facing discipline. They pleaded for their jobs. “That was […]

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    One way to crack down on binge drinking in Utah? Raise liquor prices

    SALT LAKE CITY — Despite being one of 17 liquor control states, Utah has seen record breaking alcohol sales. “Utah is a state that even though there’s a large population that doesn’t drink, there is a subset of the population that really drinks a lot,” said Dr. Robert Brewer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Alcohol Program. At an alcohol policy summit at the Utah State Capitol last week, lawmakers, industry representatives and others discussed the problem of […]


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