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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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    Medicaid expansion negotiations may move beyond July deadline

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers involved in the closed-door negotiations over Medicaid expansion acknowledged there is a chance the discussions will go past a self-imposed July 31 deadline. “That’s still our objective. Time will tell if we achieve it. There’s still a lot of work to do,” House Majority Leader Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, told FOX 13 after briefing lawmakers on a Health Care Reform Task Force. Asked if they don’t meet the deadline, Rep. Dunnigan said: “I expect we’ll keep […]

  • Couvoisier L'Esprit

    This is the most expensive liquor in a DABC store right now

    SALT LAKE CITY — It is the drink for the one percent. Utah’s liquor control authority got a recent shipment of two bottles of Courvoisier L’Esprit, a coveted cognac that sits in a crystal bottle. Under Utah liquor laws, the drink is being sold at a relative bargain price of $5,395.68. State law mandates that it be sold a cost, plus an 86% markup. In other states, bottles of this Courvoisier have sold for as much as $8,000. “We go by statute […]

  • This image shows the infectious disease, anthrax, in a laboratory environment.

    Congressman calls anthrax shipment ‘a serious breach’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Congressman Chris Stewart anticipates there will be many investigations into shipments of live anthrax from Dugway Proving Grounds to labs in nine states. “We have to find out what happened there. This is a serious breach. We need to analyze and understand what happened and make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Stewart, a Republican representing Utah’s Second Congressional District, told FOX 13 on Thursday. But Stewart also defended Dugway workers, who said for years they have […]

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    DABC audit knocks management for lack of retail experience

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new state audit said the people who oversee Utah’s liquor control authority could use some more retail experience. The audit, released Tuesday, said management at the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has “limited business experience,” having gained most of their experience working their way up through the agency. “Look around at the retail industry and identify opportunities where you can help strengthen the experience that management has to bring more to the table,” Utah State […]

  • FILE: Brianne Altice appears in court in February 2014.

    State wants lawsuit over Brianne Altice teacher sex case tossed

    FARMINGTON, Utah — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by teen who claims he was sexually abused by a former teacher. In a filing in 2nd District Court and obtained by FOX 13, the attorney general’s office insists the Davis School District is immune from the lawsuit over former Davis High School teacher Brianne Altice, citing laws protecting governmental entities. The teen, whom FOX 13 is not naming because he is a […]

  • Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity after being legally married in Utah on May 24.

    The couple that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in Utah finally got married

    SALT LAKE CITY — Theirs was a marriage made in litigation. Derek Kitchen and Moudi Sbeity, the couple involved in the landmark case that led to same-sex marriage in Utah, tied the knot in a downtown ceremony Sunday. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to love you,” Kitchen said in his vows. “Derek Kitchen, I love you,” Sbeity said in his vows. After the two were pronounced “husband and husband,” the crowd of about 500 at the Gallivan Center erupted in […]

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    Utah AG faces criticism over contribution from company involved in lawsuit

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is facing criticism over accepting a $5,000 campaign donation from a central figure in a lawsuit over a new state law. But the attorney general insists that it has had no influence over the decisions of his office. Reyes’ campaign took the donation from 1-800-CONTACTS, which is involved in a lawsuit with the state of Utah over a state law that bans “price-fixing” of contact lenses. SB169 prohibits lens makers from […]

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    DABC offers employee buyouts to deal with budget cuts

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s liquor control authority is offering long-serving employees a retirement incentive to deal with a $500,000 budget cut the agency claims was imposed by the state legislature. A memo obtained by FOX 13 late Friday revealed Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Executive Director Sal Petilos is offering an $8,000 incentive for qualified employees who retire by August 1. The employees have until June 19 to give notice in writing. “This is a one-time incentive based on availability of […]

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    Mormon LGBT rights group denied entry into parades

    SALT LAKE CITY — A group of Mormon Church members sympathetic to LGBT rights said it has been denied entry into two of Utah’s biggest parades. In a statement posted on its website, Mormons Building Bridges said its applications to march in the Days of ’47 and Provo’s Freedom Festival parades were rejected without explanation. “Both events are organized by private non-profits with the right to turn down any group for any reason, but the Mormons Building Bridges steering committee is […]

  • Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams marches in the 2014 St. Patrick's Day parade with Justin Miller in this photo from the McAdams for Mayor campaign Facebook page.

    Alliance for a Better Utah weighs in on McAdams/Miller accusations

    SALT LAKE CITY — As authorities investigate accusations leveled between Salt Lake County’s mayor and a state lawmaker, a liberal think tank who leveled complaints against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow said it believes the current process is transparent. “The good news in this one is that it’s being aired publicly,” Josh Kanter, the board president of Alliance for a Better Utah, said in an interview with FOX 13 on Friday. Rep. Justin Miller, D-Salt Lake City, is facing […]

  • Hildale

    Utility claims no money given to polygamous church — at least since 2013

    SALT LAKE CITY — In new court filings, lawyers for a utility company in the polygamous border towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz., insist no money has been handed over to the Fundamentalist LDS Church — at least since 2013. In a filing this week in Salt Lake City’s 3rd District Court, attorneys for Twin City Water Works are pushing back against a request to have the water utility taken over. “There is no imminent danger of loss […]

  • Utah State Prison

    Coalition of advocacy groups: Utah State Prison needs to move

    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of legal aid groups and advocacy organizations for inmates, the disabled and mentally ill is pushing for a new prison, saying needed changes won’t come without a move. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, the group “People Not Prisons” said a new Utah State Prison would provide a chance for criminal justice reforms, better rehabilitation options for inmates and a better work environment for Corrections employees — something that is not available at the current Draper […]


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