Ben Winslow is a multi-platform journalist for Fox 13 News, experimenting with new technologies and ways of sharing news across multiple platforms.

He covers a wide variety of topics ranging from politics to polygamy, courts and city hall, and is known for “live-tweeting” news events. He has covered some of Utah’s biggest stories over a nearly 20-year career in news working in newspaper, radio, digital and now television.

Winslow has won numerous awards for his work, including a national Edward R. Murrow award, the Religion Newswriter’s Association’s local TV news report of the year, numerous Utah Broadcaster’s Association awards, local awards by the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been recognized by Salt Lake City Weekly, QSalt Lake and in the online “Chappy Awards.”

Recent Articles
  • SLC considers forcing developers to make more affordable housing

    SALT LAKE CITY — Faced with a housing crisis where rents are outpacing wages, Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s administration is considering a controversial concept: “inclusionary zoning.” “Inclusionary zoning can be a very divisive topic,” said Melissa Jensen, Salt Lake City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Director. “We’ve seen it do that around the country.” “Inclusionary zoning” mandates that developers carve a certain percentage of any housing project to be affordable and sold at less than they could command on the real-estate market. […]

  • Utah senator resigning after Trump taps him for regional Health & Human Services director

    SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 has confirmed Sen. Brian Shiozawa will resign from the Utah State Legislature after being tapped to serve in the Health & Human Services administration. Sen. Shiozawa, R-Salt Lake City, was picked to be regional director for HHS and will be based out of Denver. Sen. Shiozawa is a medical doctor with expertise in health care legislation on Utah’s Capitol Hill. In 2014, he helped save the life of Senate Majority Leader Ralph Okerlund, R-Monroe, […]

  • Jury sides with San Diego Comic-Con in lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con

    SAN DIEGO — A federal jury has ruled Salt Lake Comic Con organizers violated trademark law when they improperly used the words “comic con.” In a verdict handed down Friday afternoon, the jury sided with San Diego Comic-Con, which sued the Salt Lake event and its organizers, Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. The jury found San Diego Comic-Con’s trademark is valid, and Salt Lake Comic Con used it without permission. San Diego Comic-Con sought as much as $12 million in […]

  • Susan Cox Powell’s family asks court to revive lawsuit over her sons’ deaths

    SEATTLE — The parents of missing Utah mom Susan Cox Powell have asked a federal appeals court to revive their lawsuit against Washington state over the deaths of her children. In arguments earlier this week, attorneys for Judy and Chuck Cox asked the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let a jury decide if Washington’s child welfare agency is liable for the deaths of their grandchildren, Charlie and Braden. “This is a heartwrenching case,” declared Judge Morgan Christen as […]

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    Jury deliberating in San Diego Comic-Con vs. Salt Lake Comic Con trial

    SAN DIEGO — A jury is now deliberating in a multi-million dollar trial pitting San Diego Comic-Con vs. Salt Lake Comic Con. Closing statements were presented Thursday in a federal court in San Diego in the long-running trademark lawsuit between the two events. The jury will decide who to side with an whether any damages are awarded. San Diego Comic-Con attorney Callie Bjurstrom told the jury they wanted more than $12 million in damages, partly for a “corrective” advertising campaign […]

  • National GOP group launches website to go after McAdams

    SALT LAKE CITY — The National Republican Congressional Committee is wading into the Fourth Congressional District race, launching a website critical of Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams as he challenges Rep. Mia Love. The site,, highlights McAdams’ White House internship during President Bill Clinton’s administration and support for Hillary Clinton in the last presidential election. “Ben McAdams has gotten away with hiding his past as a hardcore partisan Democrat for too long. McAdams must own up to his […]

  • Bannon’s comments on Romney’s Mormon faith get an angry response in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former presidential advisor Steve Bannon’s remarks about Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith are prompting an angry backlash in Utah. Speaking at a rally for embattled Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore, Bannon went on the attack on Romney (who has been critical of Moore). “You hid behind your religion,” he said. “You went to France to be a missionary while guys were dying in rice paddies in Vietnam.” Bannon also said “Judge Roy Moore has more honor […]

  • Rep. Stewart proposes creating Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah congressman Chris Stewart is proposing creating a new national park in the same spot as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The park would be within the boundaries modified by President Trump on Monday. In a ceremony at the Utah State Capitol, the president signed proclamations shrinking both Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments. Already, lawsuits have been filed against both. In an interview with FOX 13 on Tuesday, Rep. Stewart said he believed his […]

  • Native American tribes sue Trump over Bears Ears National Monument

    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of Native American tribes have filed a lawsuit, challenging President Trump’s authority to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Indian and Ute Mountain tribes sued the president and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. They argue President Trump has violated the Antiquities Act, because Congress — not the president — has the authority to revoke or modify existing national monuments. […]

  • In Utah visit, President Trump shrinks two national monuments

    SALT LAKE CITY — To a cheering crowd here at the Utah State Capitol, President Trump signed a pair of proclamations shrinking two of the state’s most controversial national monuments. “With the action I’m taking today, we will not only give back your voice over the use of this land, we will also restore your access and your enjoyment. Public lands will once again be for public use,” he said. The proclamations dramatically reduce the size of southern Utah’s Bears […]

  • President Trump meets with LDS Church leaders, backs Orrin Hatch for re-election

    SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump’s whirlwind trip through Utah included a meeting with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and adding to the intrigue surrounding Sen. Orrin Hatch’s political future. The president stepped off Air Force One to cheers from a small crowd gathered at the Utah Air National Guard Base. He waved as he walked with Sen. Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee, shaking hands with Governor Gary Herbert, House Speaker Greg Hughes and their […]

  • Pres. Trump visits Utah; expect road closures, delays

    SALT LAKE CITY – The President of the United States is in Utah Monday and with that comes a full day of meetings, appearances and road closures. Ben Winslow has a preview of what Utahns should expect for Donald Trump’s day in the Beehive State. While the Secret Service said there will be road closures, they declined to provide any specific details about times and locations for those closures.