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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
  • Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and some of his wives in a photograph provided to FOX 13. (Faces have been blurred to protect the identities of any alleged crime victims.)

    Ex-FLDS members seek to keep lawsuit alive against Warren Jeffs’ former law firm

    SALT LAKE CITY — A group of former members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church have asked a federal judge to reject requests to dismiss a lawsuit leveled against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and his former law firm. In a filing in U.S. District Court late Thursday, attorneys for 32 ex-FLDS members argued their lawsuit against the law firm Snow Christensen & Martineau, attorney Rod Parker and Jeffs himself had merit and needed to be heard by a jury. “This is […]

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    Hale Center Theatre to be ‘crown jewel’ in Sandy’s billion dollar development plans

    SANDY — The Hale Center Theatre is launching a capital campaign, asking for contributions as construction moves ahead on a 130,000 square foot performing arts complex. The state-of-the-art facility will have two different stages, redesigned seating and the latest technology, allowing theatre operators to put on larger productions. “This is anything but standard!” said Sally Dietlein, one of Hale Center Theatre’s founders. The theatre is being built at a cost of nearly $63 million, she told FOX 13. Sandy City […]

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    Sodalicious files counter-lawsuit against Swig in Utah ‘dirty soda’ war

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new battle has erupted in the legal war over the popular “dirty sodas” in Utah. In a new filing in federal court obtained by FOX 13, the owners of Sodalicious denied the allegations made in a lawsuit by rival Swig, then filed a counter-lawsuit suggesting Swig does not have the corner market on flavored sodas and related items in the state. “There are dedicated soda shacks like Fiiz, which has eleven locations in northern Utah, and Sip-N with three […]

  • Google Fiber opens its Trolley Square storefront in Salt Lake City. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

    Google Fiber flips the switch, is now available in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — After years of waiting, Google Fiber has officially launched in Utah’s capital city. The Internet behemoth flipped the switch on its super high-speed network in Salt Lake City, providing service in the city center and opening the doors at its Trolley Square offices for people to sign up. While promising to expand and provide Internet service to the entire city, Google Fiber will have service available immediately in the downtown area and Central City neighborhood — from 300 West to […]

  • LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson greets people at the dedication of a building in his name. (Image by Doug Eldredge, FOX 13 News)

    LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson attends dedication for building named after him

    SALT LAKE CITY — LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson made an appearance at the dedication of a historic building being named after him. The newly renovated Enos Wall Mansion at 400 East and South Temple was renamed the “Thomas S. Monson Center,” after the 89-year-old leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Previously, the historic mansion housed the LDS Business College. It will house the University of Utah’s Kem Gardner Policy Institute, which will focus on economic […]

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    Did fugitive FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs get swept up in the Rapture?

    SALT LAKE CITY – Polygamist leader Lyle Jeffs may not have escaped from home confinement, but was instead kidnapped or “experienced the miracle of rapture,” his lawyer raises as a possibility in a new court filing. In a filing about whether to continue the food stamp fraud trial for 11 members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, Jeffs’ defense attorney said she can’t reach him to ask his input, and then slyly offered some alternative ideas to explain his fugitive status. “As […]

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    West Jordan terminates discussions with Facebook over data center

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — The Facebook data center deal is dead. The city has terminated negotiations to lure the social media giant after a series of negative votes against its tax incentive offers. On Tuesday, the Utah Board of Education watered down some of the incentives West Jordan wanted to offer Facebook. The State Board approved the following motion in connection with Project Discus #uted #utpol pic.twitter.com/SCteeVONTz — Utah School Board (@UTBoardofEd) August 23, 2016 West Jordan previously offered as much […]

  • Environmental activists demonstrate outside Rocky Mountain Power's headquarters on August 23, 2016. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

    Environmentalists push Rocky Mountain Power to drop lawsuit over haze over Utah national parks

    SALT LAKE CITY — Environmental groups are pressuring Rocky Mountain Power to drop a planned lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over new regulations to deal with haze over some of the state’s most scenic national parks. Activists delivered petitions containing 43,000 signatures to the headquarters of Rocky Mountain Power on Tuesday. They also put up a billboard outside the North Temple building urging the utility to comply with EPA requirements to take steps to eliminate regional haze. The Utah Chapter […]

  • FLDS members John Wayman (left) and Seth Jeffs in jail booking mugshots provided to FOX 13.

    Judge won’t let FLDS leaders out of jail

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge will not release Fundamentalist LDS Church leaders Seth Jeffs and John Wayman from jail pending trial. U.S. District Court Judge Ted Stewart decided to hold the men in jail, ruling that there were concerns that their loyalties to imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs challenge court orders. “The evidence supports the conclusion that Defendant will follow the dictates of Warren Jeffs, even if they run counter to the orders of the Court. As counsel for […]

  • Homeless outside the Road Home Shelter in Salt Lake City's Rio Grande neighborhood.

    New homeless shelter sites could be picked by November

    SALT LAKE CITY — A commission tasked with picking new sites for homeless shelters said it hopes to have a pair of locations before the city council by November 1. At a packed meeting on Tuesday, members of the Homeless Shelter Site Selection Commission outlined a process to select sites. Five potential shelter sites could be identified by September, with two months for public comment and input. Commission members said they hoped to present two locations to the Salt Lake City […]

  • FLDS members John Wayman (left) and Seth Jeffs in jail booking mugshots provided to FOX 13.

    Judge considers whether to release FLDS members from jail again

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge is considering whether to release two top members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church, accused of violating a court order by meeting under a dictate from imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. At the end of a hearing Monday morning, U.S. District Court Judge Ted Stewart did not rule on the custody status for Seth Jeffs and John Wayman, but said he would decide soon. The two have been in jail since they were arrested […]

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    Judge puts subpoena of LDS Church president on hold

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has put a subpoena for testimony from LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson on hold while other issues in a series of sex abuse lawsuits against the church are decided. At the end of a hearing Monday in U.S. District Court, Judge Robert Shelby decided to hold off on ruling on the subpoena seeking to force President Monson to give a deposition. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is seeking to have the […]

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