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
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    Utah says ‘anti-gay’ is not in so-called ‘No Promo Homo’ law

    SALT LAKE CITY — Responding to a lawsuit filed over policies that forbid discussion in schools of anything deemed “advocacy” of homosexuality, the Utah Attorney General’s Office challenged an LGBT rights group and three students alleging harassment to find the words “anti-gay” in the statute. “Defendants assert that the statutes and administrative rules referenced in Plaintiffs’ Amended Complaint speak for themselves and deny that those statutes or rules contain the phrase ‘Anti-Gay Laws,'” assistant Utah Attorney General David Wolf wrote in a formal […]

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    Utah could add 19 more liquor stores to meet population and demand

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new study claims that Utah could add as many as 19 liquor stores to keep up with population growth and consumer demand. The study was presented to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s commission meeting on Tuesday. “It strikes me, the more that we make it available, the better the revenue stream to the state,” said DABC Commission Chairman John Nielsen. Year after year, Utah reports record-breaking sales of liquor despite its reputation as […]

  • Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, challenges members of the Grand County Council during a presentation at Dead Horse Point State Park in September 2015. (Photo by Todd Gilbert)

    Rep. Mike Noel to go for BLM director job in Trump administration

    SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Mike Noel is submitting paperwork to be considered as director of the Bureau of Land Management under President Donald Trump’s administration. Rep. Noel, R-Kanab, is submitting his resume and information to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, a spokeswoman for the Utah House of Representatives Majority Caucus confirmed to FOX 13 on Tuesday, adding that he has support from the governor’s office, Sen. Orrin Hatch and other state leaders. Rep. Noel, who previously worked for the […]

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    Feds want lawsuit over courthouse shooting dismissed

    SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over a shooting that took place inside the federal courthouse here. Meanwhile, the federal government is also seeking to block the public release of courthouse security video that shows the shooting of Siale Angilau back in 2014. Last week, the feds filed to have the video placed under seal so it would not be released as an exhibit in a lawsuit filed […]

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    Emery County School Board race decided by drawing straws

    SALT LAKE CITY — Do you need more proof that every vote counts? A race for school board in rural Utah was decided by drawing straws. Election results show that in the race for Emery County School Board, Tracey Johnson and Julie Wilson tied at 444 votes each just after Election Day. The Emery County Clerk’s Office told FOX 13 that with four votes outstanding, they were sure they’d have a winner. Those votes split, giving both Johnson and Wilson 446 votes […]

  • Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaks with Fox 13 News after delivering remarks at a vigil in Salt Lake City June 13, 2016.

    Utah Lt. Governor calls Trump’s comments claiming illegal voting ‘dangerous’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s claim that millions of people voted illegally, robbing him of the popular vote. Speaking to reporters after the Utah Board of Canvassers certified the results of the 2016 election, Cox said he was confident in the state’s voting system. Trump posted on Twitter over the weekend that he would have won the popular vote (which Clinton did) but millions of people voted illegally. “It’s unfortunate those are being […]

  • Brendt Thomas Bennett (mugshot via Utah Sex Offender Registry)

    Sex offender doesn’t have to reveal sexual history, Utah Supreme Court rules

    SALT LAKE CITY — A convicted sex offender does not have to reveal his complete sexual history as a condition of his parole, the Utah Supreme Court has ruled. Brendt Thomas Bennett sued the Utah Department of Corrections after his parole was revoked when he was ordered to disclose his sexual history — including any uncharged sex crimes — as a part of sex offender treatment. The Utah Supreme Court said in a ruling released Saturday night that it violates […]

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    Utah lawmaker wants to end taxes on tampons, other hygiene items

    SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah lawmaker is expected to reintroduce a bill that would eliminate taxes on diapers, tampons and other hygiene products. Rep. Sue Duckworth, D-Magna, is behind the bill, which would exempt a variety of hygiene products from taxation. “It’s a bill that’s going to benefit taxpayers: you and me,” she said. The bill has raised eyebrows and faced a rocky road on Utah’s Capitol Hill. Last year, an all-male committee refused to consider it. This year, […]

  • People wait in line outside a West Valley City liquor store. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

    Long lines, huge sales at Utah liquor stores

    TAYLORSVILLE — Lines stretched outside state-run liquor stores as people swarmed them to stock up on last-minute booze for Thanksgiving. “From the time we open until the time we close, it’s lines out the door,” said Brian Cogburn, an employee at the Cottonwood Heights liquor store. “It’s been nuts!” All over the state, people reported long lines at checkout counters and just to get in the stores. Police were limiting entry into them because of the crowds, citing safety reasons. “There’s a safety […]

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    Price tag goes up for new SLC International Airport; it’ll now cost nearly $3 billion

    SALT LAKE CITY — Construction costs are going up, which means the price tag for the redesigned terminal at Salt Lake City International Airport is going up. The Salt Lake City Department of Airports announced on Wednesday the cost for the terminal redevelopment is going up by $350 million. That now brings the cost of the airport to $2.9 billion. The airport authority is blaming it on the good economy in Utah: construction bids have been higher than originally estimated […]

  • Esar Met in 2012.

    Part of child killer’s sentence overturned by Utah Supreme Court

    SALT LAKE CITY — A portion of convicted child killer Esar Met’s sentence has been overturned by the Utah Supreme Court. In a ruling handed down late Tuesday night, the state’s top court ruled that a lower court judge “erroneously treated life without parole as the presumptive sentence for Met’s aggravated murder conviction.” The court remanded the case back to the judge for clarification or resentencing. It’s not likely to change the outcome. Met is already serving a separate life […]

  • FILE: Curtis DeYoung leaving court in May of 2014.

    Utah man gets prison in $25 million fraud case with 5,700 victims

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison in connection with a $25 million fraud case that federal prosecutors say bilked nearly 5,700 victims out of their earnings. Curtis DeYoung, 60, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for stealing millions out of customers’ retirement accounts at his American Pension Services. He refused to say anything to the judge as his 10-year sentence was handed down. He previously pleaded guilty to mail fraud and […]