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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
  • Excommunication Kate Kelly

    Ordain Women says LDS First Presidency denied founder’s excommunication appeal

    SALT LAKE CITY — The group Ordain Women said the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had denied an appeal of founder Kate Kelly’s excommunication. The announcement was made in a post on Ordain Women’s website early Saturday. “I am disappointed in the outcome, but not surprised since the disciplinary process has been entirely opaque and inequitable from the get-go,” Kelly said in a statement posted on the website. “Fortunately, men do not control my happiness, […]

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    Herbert: ‘We’ll look at any and every opportunity’ for Healthy Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A game of political hardball is being played in the legislature over Healthy Utah, the governor’s Medicaid expansion compromise that would provide some health care coverage to the state’s poorest residents. Utah House Republican leaders have announced they won’t hear Senate Bill 164, which the Senate passed. The Senate just killed one of their own competing bills to send a unified message to the House, and the governor is considering executive action or forcing lawmakers to […]

  • Utah prison relocation meeting Feb 27

    New Utah prison sites being considered; see if any are in your area

    SALT LAKE CITY — Five potential sites have been identified for the Utah State Prison to move to, but opponents continue to insist that it stay put in Draper. At a meeting Friday, the Prison Relocation Commission announced the new sites. They are: An expanded site near I-80 and 7200 West, near the Salt Lake City International Airport; An industrial park near SR 138 and I-80 in Tooele Co.; A new site near the town of Fairfield, in Utah Co.; […]

  • Mormons Building Bridges

    Negotiations “very close” on LGBT nondiscrimination, religious liberties bill

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a surprise snowstorm outside the Capitol, a group of Mormon women wrote notes and attached them with bouquets of flowers. The notes urged lawmakers inside to pass Senate Bill 100, which would bar discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity. They were signed by members of Mormons Building Bridges, a group of LDS members that supports LGBT rights. A small group of lawmakers have been meeting to discuss balancing religious liberties […]

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    Medical marijuana bill one step closer to legalization in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – The bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Utah is one step closer to becoming law. Senate Bill 259, sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning with a 3-2 vote. It would allow for people with debilitating illnesses (such as AIDS, cancer and other qualifying conditions) to possess and use cannabis — in gummy or liquid form. The senator said he has been treated for back problems […]

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    House Speaker declares “Healthy Utah” plan dead in the legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — In comments to reporters on Wednesday, House Speaker Greg Hughes declared that “Healthy Utah” — the Medicaid expansion plan supported by the governor and passed by the Senate — would not be going anywhere in the House. “We’re done with the proposal of Healthy Utah,” Hughes said, adding that it would stay in the House Rules Committee–which determines what legislation advances. Hughes, R-Draper, said he was not interested in “political pageantry” of letting a bill go […]

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    This bill could legalize medical marijuana in Utah; Here’s what it does

    SALT LAKE CITY — A bill that could legalize medical cannabis in Utah has been introduced in the state legislature. Senate Bill 259, sponsored by Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, would allow for people with debilitating illnesses (such as AIDS, cancer and other qualifying conditions) to possess and use cannabis — in gummy or liquid form. Asked by FOX 13 if he has ever tried marijuana, Sen. Madsen revealed that he did. “I drove to Colorado, weekend before last and […]

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

    Senate passes ‘Healthy Utah’ bill, but opposition expected in the House

    SALT LAKE CITY — After a long and sometimes emotional debate, the Utah State Senate passed a version of Medicaid expansion. Sen. Brian Shiozawa’s Senate Bill 164 passed on a 21-8 vote on the second-reading calendar. It has one more vote in the Senate before advancing to the House. “You have a choice,” Sen. Shiozawa, R-Salt Lake City, told his colleagues on the Senate floor Tuesday. “You have all of these tens of thousands of patients who have nothing in […]

  • Sunny Afternoon at the Capitol 4/17/12

    “Right to die” bill being unveiled in the Utah State Legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — A state lawmaker is planning to unveil a so-called “right to die” bill in the Utah State Legislature this week for terminally ill patients. House Minority Whip Rebecca Chavez-Houck, D-Salt Lake City, is drafting what she calls a “Death with Dignity” bill. In an interview with FOX 13 on Monday, Rep. Chavez-Houck said it would allow patients with a terminal diagnosis to obtain a prescription from doctors that could end their lives. “What we’re talking about is autonomy […]

  • New Hampshire Heads to the Polls

    New bill lets you take a ‘selfie’ with your ballot

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill in the Utah State Legislature clears the way for you to take a “selfie” when you vote. Under current Utah law, it is a crime to photograph and publish a photo of a ballot that has been voted on. House Bill 72, sponsored by Rep. John Knotwell, R-Herriman, removes the criminal provision for “ballot selfies.” It still makes it a class C misdemeanor to publish and photograph someone else’s ballot. The bill passed the […]

  • A File photo of the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City.

    Committee rejects constitutional amendment on lawyers

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Senate committee has rejected efforts for a constitutional amendment that would change the legal system in Utah, creating a new way for people to get legal advice without necessarily paying high-priced lawyers. Senate Joint Resolution 3, proposed by Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, would have allowed for the creation of “limited law practitioners.” As Urquhart described it to the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Standing Committee, it would allow people to get some legal advice […]

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    Feds oppose FLDS leaders’ efforts to fire their lawyers

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a new filing in federal court, lawyers for the U.S. Department of Labor oppose efforts by two brothers of imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs to fire their lawyers. The Labor Department accused Lyle Jeffs and his brother, Nephi, of further trying to delay the child labor case they are investigating. “Counsel’s request to stay existing orders from the Court is baseless, unwarranted, and prejudicial to Petitioner [the Labor Department],” they wrote. Earlier this month, the attorneys for […]


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