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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
  • U of U professor’s new book examines Latino history in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new publication from a University of Utah professor takes a deeper look into the history of Utah’s Hispanic population. “When the pioneers entered this territory, it was Mexico,” Professor Armando Solorzano said. Solorzano, a professor with the U of U’s Office for Equality and Diversity, said that fact is one of the points he makes in his new book, “We remember. We Celebrate. We Believe. Latinos in Utah.” He said Latinos have been in the […]

  • Outdoor Retailer expo here for another year, but after that…

    SALT LAKE CITY — Over the next few days, more than 22,000 will pack the Salt Palace for the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. Like its companion Summer Market, the multimillion dollar trade show premieres the latest in outdoor equipment for buyers. It’s entering its 16th year. “Utah and Salt Lake City has been incredibly wonderful and welcoming to us,” said Kate Lowery, a spokeswoman for the Outdoor Retailer show. “It’s like a big hug every time we come.” The expo […]

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    Utah Supreme Court says convicted cop killer loses right to lawyer after threats

    SALT LAKE CITY — The state’s top court has ruled convicted cop-killer Curtis Allgier has forfeited his right to an attorney after he “repeatedly engaged in extreme dilatory, disruptive, and threatening conduct” toward his lawyers.   Allgier, a heavily tattooed white supremacist, is appealing his plea deal to murder in the death of corrections officer Stephen Anderson back in 2007. The ruling handed down Friday by the Utah Supreme Court and obtained by FOX 13 detailed threats Allgier had made to […]

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    A bill that shuts off the NSA Data Center’s water is back

    SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that would shut off the water and power for the National Security Agency’s massive data center in Bluffdale is back in the Utah State Legislature. Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, has reintroduced his bill that would cut off material support for the center. HB 150 directs the state or any contractors “to refuse support to any federal agency that collects electronic data within this state.” The bill is being run in protest of the NSA’s […]

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    Utah remembers former House Speaker Becky Lockhart at memorial service

    SALT LAKE CITY — It was here in “the people’s house,” that hundreds of lawmakers, colleagues and everyday folks whose lives were impacted by her actions remembered House Speaker Becky Lockhart. They packed the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol on Thursday to remember Lockhart, who died last week at age 46 from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, an extremely rare degenerative brain disorder. “It’s been really hard to share my mom’s illness and sudden death with the state,” said Emily Britton, Lockhart’s […]

  • FLDS leaders will not testify in child labor case due to ‘sincerely held religious beliefs’

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has ruled leaders and members of a Utah-based polygamous church do not have to answer questions in depositions about child labor law violations, citing their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge David Sam came after a contentious hearing Wednesday where Fundamentalist LDS Church bishop Lyle Jeffs and his brother, Nephi, were called to the witness stand to talk about why they won’t testify. “I am not comfortable talking […]

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    Legislature to explore task force on police shootings, body cams

    SALT LAKE CITY — A legislative committee has voted to explore creating a task force to look at police training, investigative policies, body cameras and psychological testing for cadets after a slate of officer-involved shootings in Utah. The idea to create a task force came Tuesday after a lengthy hearing where police chiefs, sheriffs, criminal defense attorneys and the Utah Attorney General’s Office testified. “This issue needs to be looked at for everyone’s well being,” said Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga […]

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    Judge says newspaper lawyers handed over 500,000 pages in anti-trust probe

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has rejected a request by lawyers for Utah’s two daily newspapers to restrict access to sensitive documents. In a ruling handed down last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells rejected a request by the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News to declare numerous documents in the case “protected.” The judge noted that the Utah Newspaper Project is seeking a standard protective order, and wants the newspapers to identify what documents are actually confidential […]

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    Appeals court rejects FLDS deposition appeal

    SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal by lawyers for the FLDS border towns over whether members of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous church should be compelled to give deposition testimony. In a short order posted Friday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the appeal by Hildale and Colorado City, saying “this court may lack jurisdiction over the appeal because an order granting a motion to compel discovery is generally not immediately appealable.” “Within 21 days […]

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    Becky Lockhart, Utah’s first female House speaker, dies

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Becky Lockhart, the first woman Speaker of the House in Utah, died Saturday at age 46, her family confirmed.

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    Utah may get involved in SCOTUS same-sex marriage cases

    SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah may get involved in the cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage. The federal solicitor for the Utah Attorney General’s Office said the state would likely file an amicus brief in support of a state’s right to define marriage as it sees fit, but no decision has been made. “I’d say likely just means we obviously were litigating it before, we’re surprised the Supreme Court didn’t take (Amendment 3) in […]

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    Judge revokes bail for former Utah teacher accused of having sex with students

    FARMINGTON –Brianne Altice cried as she was led away in handcuffs after a judge revoked her bail. Second District Court Judge John Morris ordered her returned to the Davis County Jail following her most recent arrest for having sexual contact with a former student, while facing felony rape charges for sex with another teenage boy. The decision to revoke her bail was made after a hearing Thursday where one of Altice’s alleged victims testified against her. An 18-year-old man who […]


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