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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
  • New U.S. Attorney for Utah outlines his priorities

    SALT LAKE CITY — Newly installed U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber describes himself as a “Utah native.” “I still live in my proud, working class neighborhood in Magna. It’s who I am,” he said in a recent interview with FOX 13. A longtime prosecutor in the office recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the position after his nomination by President Obama, Huber is outlining his goals for the office. He said his top priority mirrors that of the U.S. […]

  • President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks at the Sunday afternoon session of general conference, April 6, 2014.  © 2015 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved

    LDS Church announces President Boyd K. Packer has died at age 90

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday that Boyd K. Packer, President of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, has died at the age of 90. Packer died at home around 2 p.m. Friday from causes “incident to age,” LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins told FOX 13. Packer had served as President of the Quorum of the Twelve since 2008. Prior to serving in that capacity, Packer was the acting president […]

  • Ron Lafferty (image provided by the Utah Dept. of Corrections)

    Judge says condemned killer Ron Lafferty’s appeals may not be done yet

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has ruled that condemned killer Ron Lafferty’s death row appeals may not be done yet. In an order issued recently in U.S. District Court here, Judge Dee Benson said Lafferty may not have exhausted all of his claims in state court. That could halt some of his appeals while he exhausts it. “Mr. Lafferty may dismiss the one unexhausted claim and the parts of the four partially exhausted claims that are not exhausted, […]

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    Davis School District says it’s immune from Brianne Altice lawsuit

    FARMINGTON, Utah — In a new court filing, the Davis School District is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student who claims he was sexually abused by a Davis High teacher. The Davis School District claims it should be immune from the lawsuit filed over Brianne Altice’s conduct while a teacher there. Altice is accused of having sex with three students, including the young man now suing the district. “(The boy’s) injuries arise out of, are […]

  • A file photo of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.

    Contact lens makers claim Utah’s new anti-price fixing law benefits one company

    SALT LAKE CITY — In new filings before a federal appeals court, two contact lens manufacturers argue that the state’s new law prohibiting them from price-fixing benefits one company. “This appeal concerns the State of Utah’s effort to regulate interstate commerce for the benefit of a favored in-state company,” lawyers for Bausch & Lomb and Alcon Laboratories wrote in a filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver. “The law confers special benefits on Utah-based retailers—including 1-800 […]

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    Massive wall being built around FLDS meeting house

    HILDALE, Utah — A massive wall is being built around the meeting house for the Fundamentalist LDS Church. People inside the polygamous towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., tell FOX 13 the project has been going since last night when dozens of men and boys started building the wall that stretches almost a city block around the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting Hall. Sam Brower, a private investigator and the author of the book “Prophet’s Prey,” was in Hildale documenting […]

  • A woman is in custody after  police raided a Midvale massage parlor on April 30.

    Colombian police in Utah to combat human trafficking

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police from Colombia are in Utah working with law enforcement here to learn new ways to combat human trafficking. Some of them were the same agents who worked with Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes when he went undercover last year in a human trafficking bust near Cartagena. Reyes posed as a security guard and translator for an American buyer interested in trafficking young girls into sexual slavery. “We actually had no idea he was the attorney […]

  • SLC Mayor's Race

    In SLC Mayor’s race, Becker has big campaign war chest

    SALT LAKE CITY — New campaign finance disclosures show Mayor Ralph Becker with a sizable campaign war chest headed into an August 11 primary. Candidates for municipal races were required to file a list of contributions and their donors to the Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office on Monday. Here’s the total campaign contributions for the mayor’s race, as of July 1: In Salt Lake City’s hotly contested District 4 race (which encompasses most of the downtown area), businessman and one-time same-sex […]

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    DABC renews liquor store security contract

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s liquor control authority will not cancel its contracts for store security. In a memo sent to liquor stores and obtained by FOX 13 on Thursday, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said it failed to get enough security personnel willing to work for a reduced rate — forcing the agency to scrap its plans. The DABC declined to comment beyond the memo, but the agency said it would have to make other cuts to […]

  • Behind the scenes of Salt Lake Comic Con, celebrities took a break from signing autographs to congratulate creator Dan Farr. Farr's event is the most successful convention ever to come to the state of Utah. With Lou Ferrigno , Diana Terranova, Stan Lee and Dan Farr

    No settlement between Salt Lake Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con, so it’s headed to trial

    SALT LAKE CITY — No settlement has been reached in the lawsuit between the organizers of San Diego Comic-Con and Salt Lake Comic Con over the use of the words “comic con,” so it appears the next stop will be a hall of justice. Specifically, a federal courthouse in San Diego. After a status conference in California on Thursday, organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con told FOX 13 that no settlement had been reached. The next step will be for the […]

  • LDS Temple Salt Lake City

    For the first time ever, the LDS Church has given a donation to the Utah Pride Center

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time ever, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has donated to the Utah Pride Center. The LDS Church quietly made a $2,500 donation to the non-profit Utah Pride Center to help its efforts with LGBT homeless and youth. The money, coming in the form of access to the Bishop’s Storehouse, will provide food for those in need, the Utah Pride Center told FOX 13. In a grant letter, the LDS Church […]

  • Polygamist Kody Brown (center) and his wives (left to right) Janelle, Meri, Robyn and Christine. (Image courtesy TLC)

    Same-sex marriage decision might not impact Utah’s polygamy appeal because of one word

    SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage is most certainly expected to be cited as Utah appeals a decision overturning part of the state’s polygamy ban. However, its impact may not be as big as people would think. In his dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, Chief Justice John Roberts made reference to polygamy and even cited Brown v. Buhman, Utah’s appeal of a lawsuit filed by reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his four wives, challenging the state’s […]


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