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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
  • Oklahoma City bombing video trial to begin next week in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A trial over videotapes that purport to show the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City will begin here next week. Jesse Trentadue is suing the CIA and FBI, demanding the agencies release surveillance video of the bombing that killed 168. But the federal government claims the tapes don’t exist anymore. Read Trentadue’s lawsuit against the government:   The trial is tied to Trentadue’s lawsuit against the federal government over the death of his […]

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    Shurtleff, Swallow don’t have to testify in fraud case

    SALT LAKE CITY — A judge has ruled that former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff do not have to testify in the fraud case against Marc Sessions Jenson. The decision was made during a telephone conference between lawyers on Wednesday, Jenson’s attorney, Marcus Mumford, told FOX 13. He said the defense was looking at other options as it relates to evidence in the case. Third District Court Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills held the hearing in her chambers and […]

  • Lindon murder suspect appears in court

    PROVO, Utah — A man accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife’s new husband made a brief appearance in court here. Smiling and chatting with his lawyer, Fred Lee faced a judge. His defense attorney asked for a 90 day continuance so she could analyze the evidence in the case. The judge agreed, setting a hearing for Oct. 21. “Thank you, your honor!” he said as he was led back to a holding cell. Outside court, Lee’s daughter, Jessica, said […]

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Meagan Grunwald, a teen charged in connection with fatal officer shooting in Utah County listens to testimony in her preliminary hearing in Judge Darold McDade's courtroom in Provo Wednesday April 16.

    Grunwald wants trial moved from Utah County

    PROVO — Lawyers for a teenaged girl charged in connection with the the death of a Utah County Sheriff’s deputy want her trial moved to West Jordan. Megan Grunwald, 17, appeared in court briefly on Monday where her lawyers asked for more time to argue a motion for a change of venue. The judge set a new hearing for Aug. 4. Grunwald is accused in the death of Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride. Police say her boyfriend, Jose Angel […]

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    Judge sets hearing on whether to dismiss lawsuit over SL Trib’s future

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has set a Sept. 8 hearing on whether to dismiss an activist group’s lawsuit over the future of the Salt Lake Tribune. At a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups scheduled a hearing on a motion by the parent companies of the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News to dismiss the Utah Newspaper Project’s antitrust lawsuit. The group is suing, claiming a renegotiated joint-operating agreement between the two papers’ owners effectively dooms […]

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    Warren Jeffs to Utah State Legislature: God is coming

    SALT LAKE CITY — Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is doing a lot of writing in prison, sending out “revelations” to the Utah State Legislature. For the past few months, lawmakers’ mailboxes have been filled with Jeffs’ writings. Lawmakers say they sometimes get several letters at a time. In the writings, Jeffs sounds off on current events and proclaims himself a mouthpiece of God. “I read the first one that I got and it said I couldn’t have sex with my […]

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    Lawmakers worried about a liquor license ‘black market’ in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers are worried that a bill they passed that allows liquor licenses to be sold to the highest bidder could create a “black market.” The bill passed three years ago and took effect at the beginning of the month. It allows for liquor licenses to be sold to qualified buyers instead of being turned back into the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. But lawmakers are now questioning if the sale of liquor licenses will […]

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    U.S. Supreme Court grants stay, halts recognition of same-sex marriage in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay requested by the state of Utah, halting recognition of same-sex marriages performed here. The ruling issued by the full court sent the case back to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to be litigated. Four gay couples and the ACLU sued Utah after Governor Gary Herbert ordered state agencies not to recognize more than 1,200 same-sex marriages performed after Amendment 3 was struck down by a federal judge. […]

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    Update: Former attorneys general Shurtleff, Swallow now going to court together

    SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff will now be going to court together. Court records on Friday said their first court appearances are now set for the same day, July 30. Swallow was previously scheduled to appear on July 22, but his lawyer did not object to having his initial appearance in 3rd District Court at the same time as Shurtleff. Court records indicate the two cases have been linked, suggesting that prosecutors […]

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    Governor says he will recognize Utah same-sex marriages if SCOTUS rules against him

    UPDATE: Governor Gary Herbert’s Office tells FOX 13 that should the U.S. Supreme Court rule against Utah, he will comply and direct state agencies to offer benefits to married same-sex couples. Gov. Herbert believes that states should define marriage, but respects the process that ends with a ruling by the nation’s top court, spokesman Marty Carpenter told FOX 13′s Ben Winslow. The governor continues to believe that the appropriate decision would be to keep the stay in place, pending a […]

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    SLC breaking ground on new airport, see what it will look like

    SALT LAKE CITY — Construction is set to begin on the new, $1.8 billion Salt Lake City International Airport. Ground will be broken on Friday for the new airport, which will redesign the parking, terminal and concourses to accommodate growth and meet the needs of travelers. “It’s a brand new airport,” said Maureen Riley, the executive director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. Artist renderings shown to reporters on Thursday revealed how different the new airport terminal will […]

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    Police union files complaint against Salt Lake County DA Sim Gill

    SALT LAKE CITY – A police union has filed a complaint with the Utah State Bar against Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. The Fraternal Order of Police confirmed to FOX 13 News their organization filed a complaint that alleges Gill has engaged in a continuing “pattern of unethical behavior.” The union has clashed with Gill over recent officer-involved shootings, including the case of Shaun Cowley, the former West Valley City Police Department Detective who has been charged with […]