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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
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    Delta to offer nonstop flight from SLC to London

    SALT LAKE CITY — Delta Airlines is planning to offer a nonstop flight to London, the company announced on Tuesday. In a statement, Delta said it was partnering with Virgin Atlantic Airways to offer nonstop service from New York-JFK to Edinburgh and Salt Lake City to London Heathrow, both beginning May 2016. Delta said the SLC-London flight will be Delta’s eighth U.S. destination from Heathrow and the only nonstop flight between London and the mountain west. The Salt Lake City-Heathrow […]

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    Man charged in cyber attack on Overstock.com

    SALT LAKE CITY — Federal prosecutors have leveled criminal charges against an Israeli man accused of a cyber attack on Utah-based Overstock.com. Kirill Alekseyevich Chudinov is facing computer fraud-related charges stemming from a Direct Denial of Service (DDOS) attack on Overstock.com last year. The bombardment of requests cost the company more than $450,000, court documents claimed. Chudinov was arrested by FBI agents at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York earlier this month. During a court appearance in Salt […]

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    Outdoor Retailer show to stay in SLC through 2018

    SALT LAKE CITY — The massive Outdoor Retailer Winter and Summer Markets has decided to stay in Utah. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced the huge convention and expo will be staying at the Salt Palace through 2018 during a news conference Monday. It has been in Utah for nearly 20 years now. “Salt Lake, and the State of Utah have proven to be wonderful hosts to the Outdoor Industry and to Outdoor Retailer over the years,” Marisa Nicholson, […]

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    Prosecutors want jail time for commissioner in Recapture Canyon protest ride

    SALT LAKE CITY — Federal prosecutors are asking for jail time for a San Juan County commissioner convicted of his role in a protest ride in Recapture Canyon. In court filings obtained by FOX 13 on Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah asked for incarceration for Commissioner Phil Lyman and his co-defendant, Monte Wells. Federal prosecutors also asked for more than $95,000 in fines. “Instead of choosing any one or more of these numerous legally-permissible mechanisms to express their […]

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    Old SLC PD building to be redeveloped as housing

    SALT LAKE CITY — The old Salt Lake City Public Safety Building will be put up for sale and redevelopment as trendy housing, but with an eye toward making it affordable. At a news conference on Friday, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced the plan to revitalize the building. The building, with its “Mad Men” style exterior, is considered architecturally unique and sites on a national register for historic sites. But inside, it is a mess. “It really is […]

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    Utah GOP director resigns

    SALT LAKE CITY — The executive director of the Utah Republican Party is resigning to lead Orange County, California’s GOP party. Julian Babbitt announced his resignation in a statement issued by the Utah GOP late Thursday. “Having helped steer the Party through two conventions, a successful 2014 general election cycle, and valuable technological and data improvements, I felt this was the best time to transition and move my wife and I back to California, something we had planned to do for some […]

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    Governor Herbert signs resolution to move prison to SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has signed a resolution that authorizes the Utah State Prison to move from its current site in Draper to Salt Lake City. Speaking to reporters at his monthly KUED news conference, the governor announced his decision calling the Salt Lake City location near I-80 and 7200 West “the best site,” but acknowledging no place is perfect. Opponents have raised environmental concerns as well as complaints about it being located on the city’s often-neglected west-side. […]

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    Lawmakers vote to relocate Utah State Prison to Salt Lake City

    UPDATE: Governor Gary Herbert announced on August 20 he would sign a resolution to move the Utah State Prison to Salt Lake City. SALT LAKE CITY — Meeting in a special session Wednesday, the Utah State Legislature voted 62-12 to move the Utah State Prison from Draper to an area near I-80 and 7200 West in Salt Lake City. Lawmakers voted for the prison relocation — but not without some fierce opposition from lawmakers representing Salt Lake City’s west side. […]

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    Former SLC mayor sues NSA, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney over 2002 Olympic spying

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson has filed a class-action lawsuit against the National Security Agency, former President George W. Bush and former Vice-President Dick Cheney over accusations of spying on everyone in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Anderson accused the NSA and the Bush administration of blanket surveillance over everyone in Salt Lake City and the Olympic venues from the start of the […]

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    Judge gives SLC, San Diego one last chance to settle ‘Comic Con’ fight

    SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has given Salt Lake City Comic Con and San Diego Comic-Con one last chance to settle their legal spat over the use of the words “Comic Con.” In an order filed in San Diego federal court last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Jan Adler gave both comic conventions until August 18, 2016 to reach a settlement. Meanwhile, Judge Adler also set a timeline for the name dispute, beginning with an October hearing before another judge. Based […]

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    Actor Emile Hirsch pleads guilty to assault at Sundance, gets 15 days in jail

    SILVER SUMMIT, Utah — Actor Emile Hirsch has begun serving 15 days in jail after striking a plea deal with prosecutors over an attack on a woman during a party at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Appearing before a judge here on Monday, Hirsch pleaded guilty to class A misdemeanor assault. It was a reduced charge from the third-degree felony aggravated assault and class C misdemeanor intoxication charges he faced — and if he complies with the terms of […]

  • Utah Gov. tells state agencies to stop serving as intermediary for federal funds to Planned Parenthood

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Friday that the recent accusations regarding Planned Parenthood are troubling, and as such he has instructed state agencies to stop acting as an intermediary for pass-through federal funds to Planned Parenthood. Officials with the Governor’s Office tell FOX 13 News the move does not mean Planned Parenthood will not be able to receive those federal funds, just that the Utah Department of Health will no longer act as a pass through. […]


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