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
  • Rep. Stewart proposes creating Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah congressman Chris Stewart is proposing creating a new national park in the same spot as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The park would be within the boundaries modified by President Trump on Monday. In a ceremony at the Utah State Capitol, the president signed proclamations shrinking both Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments. Already, lawsuits have been filed against both. In an interview with FOX 13 on Tuesday, Rep. Stewart said he believed his […]

  • Native American tribes sue Trump over Bears Ears National Monument

    SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of Native American tribes have filed a lawsuit, challenging President Trump’s authority to shrink the Bears Ears National Monument. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., the Navajo Nation, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Indian and Ute Mountain tribes sued the president and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. They argue President Trump has violated the Antiquities Act, because Congress — not the president — has the authority to revoke or modify existing national monuments. […]

  • In Utah visit, President Trump shrinks two national monuments

    SALT LAKE CITY — To a cheering crowd here at the Utah State Capitol, President Trump signed a pair of proclamations shrinking two of the state’s most controversial national monuments. “With the action I’m taking today, we will not only give back your voice over the use of this land, we will also restore your access and your enjoyment. Public lands will once again be for public use,” he said. The proclamations dramatically reduce the size of southern Utah’s Bears […]

  • President Trump meets with LDS Church leaders, backs Orrin Hatch for re-election

    SALT LAKE CITY — President Trump’s whirlwind trip through Utah included a meeting with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and adding to the intrigue surrounding Sen. Orrin Hatch’s political future. The president stepped off Air Force One to cheers from a small crowd gathered at the Utah Air National Guard Base. He waved as he walked with Sen. Hatch and Sen. Mike Lee, shaking hands with Governor Gary Herbert, House Speaker Greg Hughes and their […]

  • Pres. Trump visits Utah; expect road closures, delays

    SALT LAKE CITY – The President of the United States is in Utah Monday and with that comes a full day of meetings, appearances and road closures. Ben Winslow has a preview of what Utahns should expect for Donald Trump’s day in the Beehive State. While the Secret Service said there will be road closures, they declined to provide any specific details about times and locations for those closures.

  • Court rejects lawsuit over Utah teacher convicted of sex with students

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals has rejected a lawsuit filed by a victim of a Davis High teacher convicted of sexual misconduct with students. The ruling, published Friday night, upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss the lawsuit filed against the Davis School District over former teacher Brianne Altice. She’s currently serving a prison sentence for forcible sex abuse, accused of misconduct with three students. The former student, whom FOX 13 is not naming because he […]

  • San Diego Comic-Con vs. Salt Lake Comic Con is finally going to trial

    SALT LAKE CITY — After years of legal fights and rejected settlements, the battle of the comic cons will finally be decided by a jury. Jury selection and opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday in U.S. District Court in California in San Diego Comic-Con’s trademark lawsuit against Salt Lake Comic Con. At its heart are the words “comic con” and who can use them. San Diego Comic-Con has trademarked the term — with a hyphen between “comic” and “con.” […]

  • Utah Supreme Court upholds access to rivers and streams

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has upheld public access to streams and rivers, siding with an advocacy group on entry to the waterways. In a ruling published Thursday night, the state’s top court sided with Utah Stream Access Coalition in a lawsuit against private property owners along the Weber River. USAC sued, hoping to block property owners from cutting off their ability to get in the water along stretches of the river. The Utah Supreme Court upheld […]

  • Utah Supreme Court won’t let convicted cop killer withdraw guilty pleas

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court has refused to let convicted cop killer Curtis Allgier withdraw his guilty pleas in the death of a corrections officer. In a ruling published Thursday night, the state’s top court rejected Allgier’s attempts to undo his guilty pleas to aggravated murder, aggravated escape and robbery. Allgier is serving a life sentence for the 2007 murder of Utah Dept. of Corrections officer Stephen Anderson. “When Mr. Allgier entered his plea, he was informed […]

  • Utah Supreme Court upholds guilty plea in BYU professor’s murder

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Supreme Court will not allow a man to withdraw his guilty plea in the 2009 murder of a retired Brigham Young University professor. In a ruling handed down Wednesday night, the state’s top court rejected an appeal by Benjamin Rettig, who ultimately pleaded guilty to the murder of Kay Mortensen. Rettig sought to change his guilty plea for the slaying just before he was sentenced and got a new lawyer, who then withdrew that […]

  • Utah could have dueling lawsuits over the opioid epidemic

    SALT LAKE CITY — House Speaker Greg Hughes has been drafting counties across Utah to join together and sue pharmaceutical companies over the opioid epidemic. But the effort might be stepping on the toes of the Utah Attorney General’s Office, which is taking a different tactic on potential litigation. Speaker Hughes, R-Draper, said in a recent interview with FOX 13 that he has seen the impact of the opioid epidemic as “Operation Rio Grande” is carried out. “The fountainhead of […]

  • National Park Service extends public comment on raising park entrance fees

    SALT LAKE CITY — The National Park Service has extended the public comment period for a proposal to significantly hike the entry fee to get into some national parks. The original comment period was scheduled to end on Thursday. However, the NPS extended it until Dec. 22. The controversial proposal would raise fees to as much as $70 per vehicle for 17 national parks, including Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands and Zion national parks here in Utah. The NPS said it would […]