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
  • Utah medical marijuana ballot initiative to go for the whole plant

    SALT LAKE CITY — Backers of a medical marijuana ballot initiative tell FOX 13 they plan to ask voters to approve whole plant cannabis when it goes before voters next year. “There are many Utahns who need the full spectrum cannabis,” said Connor Boyack, who is acting as a consultant for the ballot initiative. “Not to smoke it, but pill form, edibles, topicals, extracts, things like that.” The proposed ballot language is similar to a bill run a couple of years ago […]

  • UTA to sell land to Clearfield, who will sell it to a Swiss company with ties to a former UTA board member

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Transit Authority’s Board of Trustees voted to approve a real-estate deal that’s raised eyebrows and involved some preliminary consultation with the U.S. Department of Justice. At its meeting on Wednesday, UTA’s board voted to sell 28 acres of land by the Frontrunner line to Clearfield, who will then sell it to Stadler Rail, a Swiss company that is planning to build in Utah and bring with it 1,000 jobs. “We believe this project is […]

  • Utah’s newest political party submits signatures to be on the ballot

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s newest political party has submitted signatures to get on ballots in future elections. Leaders of the United Utah Party, which bills itself as a centrist alternative to Republicans and Democrats, filed more than 2,000 signatures on Thursday with the Lt. Governor’s Office. Subject to verification, the signatures would make them a registered political party alongside the GOP, Utah Democratic Party, Utah Libertarian Party, Constitution Party and others. United Utah Party Chairman Richard Davis said it […]

  • Provo Mayor John Curtis is jumping in the race for Congress

    PROVO, Utah — Mayor John Curtis is jumping in the race for Congress. FOX 13 News obtained an email sent by his Curtis’ wife, Sue, to Republican delegates Wednesday morning that touts his accomplishments in public service and in business. It was sent from an email address that reads “Curtis for Congress” with logos for a campaign. “My name is Sue Curtis, and my husband John is running for Congress. I hope you have time to get acquainted with him, but […]

  • New Utah GOP chairman says he’s figuring out debt situation

    SALT LAKE CITY — Newly elected Utah Republican Party Chairman Rob Anderson said he is still figuring out the debt situation surrounding the state’s dominant political party. Speaking to FOX 13 on Wednesday, Anderson said he was working to figure out the budget situation. “I’m getting my arms around the debt,” he said, adding that rent hadn’t been paid on the GOP’s Eagle Gate party headquarters. At Saturday’s state party convention, Anderson disclosed to delegates the party was at least $400,000 […]

  • SLC mayor wants to add more bike lanes

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Jackie Biskupski is proposing adding more bike lanes throughout the city, in an effort to get people out of their cars and using alternative forms of transportation. “This summer, you will see more bike lanes go in as we resurface roads and do that work,” she told FOX 13 on Tuesday. “We invested more money this year in our road infrastructure than we have any year previous.” The mayor spoke about her desire to add […]

  • Graduation is a sign times are changing fast in Utah’s polygamous border town

    HILDALE, Utah — As the graduation anthem played, the Water Canyon High School class of 2017 marched in to cheers, smiles and tears. The 25 students who received their diplomas represent a deeply divided small town’s hopes and dreams for the future. “It’s an honor. I’m happy to be here!” said Roy Jessop, the class valedictorian. Amy Barlow said her graduation is also for future generations. “It teaches the little ones they can do it too! It grows. I love it!” she […]

  • Utah Republican Party ousts chairman at state convention

    SANDY — Utah Republican Party delegates ousted their current chairman at the state party convention on Saturday. James Evans, who was seeking his third term as party chairman, was eliminated in the first round of voting against his vice-chairman, Phill Wright, and former Davis County GOP chairman Rob Anderson. Anderson won election as Utah GOP Chairman in the second round of voting with 56% of the ballots to Wright’s 43%. In a sobering speech to delegates, Anderson said the Utah GOP […]

  • Utah GOP rejects medical marijuana resolution

    SANDY — Delegates to the Utah Republican Party state convention rejected a resolution in support of medical marijuana. In a 70% to 29% vote on Saturday, the party delegates voted down the resolution in support of cannabis to treat a number of medical conditions. It came after a vigorous debate on the convention floor both for and against it. RELATED: Utah Republican Party ousts chairman at state convention, sets date to replace Congressman Chaffetz “This is about freedom and choice,” […]

  • Lt. Governor sets Nov. 7 special election to replace Chaffetz in Congress

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Lt. Governor Spencer Cox set the timeline for a special election to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who announced he’s quitting effective June 30. “This is the first time the history of our state we’ve had a member of Congress quit their job or leave their job in the middle of a session,” Cox told reporters at a news conference Friday. Congressman Chaffetz announced Thursday he was resigning from office, telling reporters he was having “a […]

  • Candidates jump in the race for Chaffetz’s seat in Congress

    SALT LAKE CITY — Candidates are jumping into the race to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who announced he’s resigning from office effective June 30. Sen. Deidre Henderson, R-Spanish Fork, made a formal announcement Friday morning that she was running for the Third Congressional District seat, releasing a campaign video introducing herself to voters. “I’m really excited about the momentum that we feel, the organization we have. It’s kind of been a snowball effect,” she told FOX 13 in an interview. Sen. Henderson is […]

  • SLC mayor urges Interior Secretary to preserve Bears Ears

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Jackie Biskupski has sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, urging him to preserve Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. In the letter, submitted as part of the public comment on a review of Bears Ears National Monument, the mayor said rescinding it would have an economic impact on Salt Lake City — even though it is hundreds of miles away. “Our Capital City is the gateway to the majestic national parks […]