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
  • Gardiner sworn in as Salt Lake County Recorder, deputy Dole ousted

    SALT LAKE CITY — Adam Gardiner was sworn in as the new Salt Lake County Recorder, opening in a new chapter in a scandal involving the health of his predecessor, Gary Ott. “The storm that has embroiled the recorder’s office is now over,” Salt Lake County Councilman Richard Snelgrove said Friday. “A bright future for the recorder’s office lays ahead with the appointment of Adam Gardiner.” Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott and his aides have been the subject of […]

  • Utah medical marijuana signature gathering under way

    SALT LAKE CITY — Signature gathering is under way to put medical marijuana on the 2018 ballot in Utah. As people waited in line for lunch at the popular “Food Truck Thursday” event at the Gallivan Center, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition hit them up to sign in support of putting the issue before voters in the 2018 election. Some of those soliciting signatures are those who would benefit if medical cannabis were legalized in Utah. “I did the […]

  • Marijuana sales in Nevada declining because supplies are running low

    Nevada recreational marijuana sales are declining because they’re still running out, according to that state’s taxing authority. An August 10 written determination by Nevada Dept. of Taxation Executive Director Deonne Contine, the agency found recreational cannabis sales are down 20-30% “because they simply cannot meet demand.” “The variety of products being offered has declined as much as 65% due to the inability to have products picked up and delivered by distributors,” the filing also said. Contine wrote there is a […]

  • Trump tweets congrats to Curtis, Herrod won’t concede 3rd District primary

    PROVO, Utah — The day after he declared victory in the Republican primary for Third Congressional District, Provo Mayor John Curtis began focusing on winning the general election. Curtis was the projected winner on Tuesday night, taking 42% of the vote to Chris Herrod’s 30%. Tanner Ainge, who won only 27% of the vote, conceded the race to Curtis. More final ballot numbers are not expected until Friday, and until those numbers come in, Herrod said he would not concede. […]

  • Curtis declares victory in 3rd Congressional District primary

    PROVO, Utah — Mayor John Curtis declared victory in the Republican primary election to replace Jason Chaffetz, who resigned earlier this year. Mail-in ballot and some polling place results from the seven counties in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District showed Curtis with 42% of the vote to 30% by former state Rep. Chris Herrod. Tanner Ainge conceded the race early in the evening, winning 27% of the vote. In a victory speech delivered to a ballroom filled with supporters, Curtis took […]

  • Senate committee confirms new DABC commissioner and he’s a drinker

    SALT LAKE CITY — A senate confirmation committee unanimously gave approval to the newest member of Utah’s liquor control commission. Park City attorney Thomas Jacobson, nominated by Governor Gary Herbert to fill a term until 2021, was given a nod of support Tuesday by the Utah State Senate’s Business and Labor Confirmation Committee. During the brief hearing, Jacobson acknowledged he is a social drinker when asked by Senate Minority Whip Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, if he’s ever been in […]

  • ‘Operation Rio Grande’ gets under way in downtown SLC, numerous people arrested

    SALT LAKE CITY — More than a hundred police officers descended on the troubled Rio Grande neighborhood, arresting people in a long promised crackdown on crime here. “Operation Rio Grande,” as it has been called, is targeting the criminal element preying upon the downtown homeless shelters. The neighborhood has been a problem for years, with an open-air drug market and people camping on the streets. Police from Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Davis County, the Utah Highway Patrol and […]

  • Utah asks judge to dismiss rape victim’s lawsuit against USU

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to dismiss a rape victim’s lawsuit against Utah State University and several school officials. In a filing late Friday, lawyers for the state asked a judge to throw out Victoria Hewlett’s federal lawsuit against USU. Hewlett said she was beaten and raped by Jason Relopez at a 2015 party at a school fraternity. Hewlett alleges USU knew other women had reported being sexually assaulted by Relopez, but […]

  • Davis Co. doctor accused of sex abuse appears in court

    FARMINGTON — A Davis County doctor facing numerous sex offense-related charges made his first appearance before a judge here. Dr. Nathan Ward was in 2nd District Court on Friday afternoon where he waived a reading of the 11 felony charges leveled against him. The Bountiful OB/GYN is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl between 2012 and 2015. Davis County prosecutors have also accused him of possessing images of child pornography.   It was a quick hearing as Dr. Ward’s […]

  • St. George seeks bids to develop old airport land

    ST. GEORGE — The City of St. George is seeking bids for development of land on a bluff overlooking the city. On a new website, the city is soliciting requests for proposals for a developer of 28 acres of land that used to be the site of the city’s airport. It sits on a bluff overlooking downtown St. George. In all, there are 155 acres that have the potential for development. The city envisions a mixed-used development with a tech […]

  • St. George to move forward with bike share program

    ST. GEORGE — The city council is considering adding a bike share program to this southern Utah city. Like Salt Lake City’s popular GreenBike program, St. George is looking at implementing it’s own program. A presentation to the St. George City Council pointed out 10 potential stations from Dixie State University to Ancestor Square, where people could rent a bike for a limited time to get around the desert community. From the presentation: According to a presentation to the St. […]

  • West Jordan man indicted for 17th, 18th robberies

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal grand jury has indicted a West Jordan man in connection with a pair of credit union robberies. Federal prosecutors allege these are the 17th and 18th robberies carried out by 43-year-old Jeremy Van Duren. He’s accused of robbing a Deseret First Credit Union in Murray on July 17 and a Chartway Federal Credit Union in West Jordan on July 25. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah said Van Duren had previously been charged with 16 […]