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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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    Lovell sentenced to death again for 1985 murder of South Ogden woman

    OGDEN, Utah — For the second time, Doug Lovell has been sentenced to death for the 1985 murder of Joyce Yost. After deliberating for about 11 hours, a jury handed down the death sentence against Lovell on Wednesday. As 2nd District Court Judge Michael DiReda read the verdict, jurors appeared to be visibly upset. Some looked like they were crying. Lovell showed no emotion. Members of Yost’s family cried and embraced as they left the courthouse. “It’s just a very, […]

  • Governor vetoes Becky Lockhart Memorial Highway bill

    SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has vetoed a bill that would have renamed a portion of I-15 after former House Speaker Becky Lockhart. The governor said he did not do it in response to the protests by some veterans groups, but at the request of the late-Speaker’s family. “This afternoon, I received a phone call from Stan Lockhart who requested I veto the bill and I have opted to honor his wishes. While I am disappointed by the controversy […]

  • Sherida Felders leaves court on Wednesday after testifying in her lawsuit against a UHP trooper and Iron County Sheriff's deputy over a 2008 traffic stop near Cedar City.

    Jury sides with woman, finds I-15 traffic stop by UHP trooper improper

    SALT LAKE CITY — A jury in federal court has sided with a California woman who sued a Utah Highway Patrol trooper and Iron County Sheriff’s deputy over a traffic stop and search of her car. In a verdict handed down Friday night, the jury sided with Sherida Felders and awarded her $15,000 in damages from the 2008 traffic stop on I-15 near Cedar City. Felders and her passengers, Delarryon Hansend and Elijahjuan Madyun, were detained by the side of the road […]

  • This is a photo, that I, Tyson Price, took, on Saturday, February 22, 2014, FROM The Salt Lake City, Utah International Airport, IN the parking lot, EAST of The UTA Airport Trax Station, of the sunshine, shining on Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Utah county population estimates released

    SALT LAKE CITY – New data provided by the U.S. Census bureau and released by the state details the population growth in Utah. The 2014 figures show Salt Lake County has the most population (just over one million residents), followed by Utah, Davis, Weber and Washington counties. Charts published by the Utah Department of Workforce Services showed that Wasatch, Uintah and Washington counties had the largest population growth. Piute and Carbon counties lost population; Beaver County didn’t gain or lose […]

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    SLC plans more permanent bicycle lanes

    SALT LAKE CITY — With the kickoff of another season for the city’s popular GREENbike Share program, there will be more cyclists on the road. The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office is adding another permanent bicycle lane along 200 West, stretching from North Temple to 900 South. It would be similar to the permanent bicycle lane on 300 South through downtown. “Second West provides a a good opportunity because it’s way overbuilt,” said Colin Quinn-Hurst, a transportation planner for Salt […]

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    Judge gives Warren Jeffs’ brothers a week to lawyer up or face sanctions

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has given two top members of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous church a week to hire lawyers to represent them, or face sanctions. In an order handed down Monday, U.S. District Judge David Sam gave FLDS bishop Lyle Jeffs and his brother, Nephi, seven days to find new attorneys. The judge wrote that the Jeffs brothers were given 21 days to find lawyers and have yet to do so. Read the judge’s order here: It’s […]

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    Governor signs criminal justice reforms into law

    SALT LAKE CITY — A sweeping series of criminal justice reforms have been signed into law by Governor Gary Herbert. The governor signed House Bill 348 into law, which drops simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor and makes most traffic offenses infractions. More money will be committed toward substance abuse rehabilitation efforts. “Utahns understand our prison gates must be a permanent exit from the system, not just a revolving door. Just like every other area of government, we […]

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    Pres. Obama to visit Utah for ‘economy event’ Friday

    SALT LAKE CITY — President Barack Obama will visit Utah, marking his first official visit to the state. The White House announced on Monday that he will visit Hill Air Force Base for a brief appearance Friday at an event on the economy. Specific details about the visit were not disclosed. News of the president’s visit took Utah Democratic Party Chairman Peter Corroon by surprise; he said he was informed of it early Monday morning in a phone call from […]

  • Graduate program at U of U ranked best in nation for video game design

    SALT LAKE CITY — Gamers take note: The University of Utah was named the top video game graduate program in the nation. The Princeton Review named the University of Utah the top video game graduate program in the nation, and staff and students believe the rating was the result of a team effort. “Through hard work by our faculty and our staff and a great set of students, and then I think we have set up the right kind of […]

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    At Galena, UTA and Native American tribes make peace

    DRAPER, Utah — Leaders of Native American tribes gathered here with executives from the Utah Transit Authority and the governor to dedicate a monument to the first peoples. “What we’re doing here today is a good thing,” Governor Gary Herbert said Friday. “It may not be a perfect thing, but it’s a good thing.” They dedicated a sundial at what is now called the “Galena Soo’nkhani Village Preserve,” a 250-acre piece of land off the Jordan River Parkway near 13400 […]

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    Governor Herbert signs tax hikes into law

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Governor Gary Herbert has signed a pair of tax hikes into law. On Friday, the governor signed House Bill 362, which increases the gas tax by a nickel next year (with a penny increase the next few years after that). The money will pay for increased transportation needs. “A strong transportation infrastructure has played a critical role in our economic growth and it will continue to do so, thanks to this bill,” the governor said […]

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    Susan Cox Powell estate battle is settled

    SALT LAKE CITY — One of the biggest cases in Utah has apparently reached a final chapter. In a brief court hearing in 3rd District Court, lawyers for the families of Susan Cox Powell and her husband, Josh Powell, announced a settlement in the lengthy and sometimes contentious battle over her estate. “We mediated late in to the evening, resolved the issues and will withdraw the motion,” Powell family attorney Josh Lee told Judge Barry Lawrence at a hearing Thursday. “You […]


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