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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
  • Shaun Cowley appears in court October 8, 2014. Photo courtesy POOL/Salt Lake Tribune

    Judge to decide if ex-cop stands trial for Danielle Willard’s death

    SALT LAKE CITY — A judge here will issue a ruling Thursday afternoon about whether an ex-cop will stand trial for manslaughter in the shooting death of a woman. At the end of three days of testimony, 3rd District Court Judge L.A. Dever said he would spend some time deliberating before announcing whether Shaun Cowley would face trial. Cowley, a former West Valley City police detective, is charged with manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of Danielle Willard. She was […]

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    Utah AG drops same-sex marriage recognition appeal

    UPDATE: In an order handed down on Wednesday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Utah’s request to dismiss the same-sex marriage recognition lawsuit, ending the case. ORIGINAL STORY: SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss it’s appeal of a lawsuit over recognition of same-sex marriages. FOX 13 first reported on Tuesday morning that Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was seeking to dismiss Evans v. Herbert, […]

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    Visit Salt Lake, ski resorts sued over ‘Ski City USA’ campaign

    DENVER – The Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau and four Utah ski resorts have been sued over their recent “Ski City U.S.A.” campaign. The trademark infringement lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Colorado by Steamboat Ski & Resort against Visit Salt Lake, Alta Ski Lifts Co., Brighton Resort, Solitude and Snowbird. It accuses them of infringing on Steamboat’s “well known Ski Town, U.S.A. trademarks” by using the “confusingly similar Ski City USA” trademark. “Upon information […]

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    Utah drops objection to same-sex parent adoptions

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is getting out of adoptions involving same-sex parents. In court filings obtained by FOX 13, the Utah Department of Health said it “no longer requires clarification of the law and will issue amended birth certificates” to same-sex couples seeking so-called “second parent adoptions.” Read the filing here:  The Utah Attorney General’s Office had intervened in the adoptions while it appealed Amendment 3, which defined marriage as between a man and a woman and did not […]

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    Same-sex marriage in Utah: ‘We are 100% the snowball’s chance in Hell’

    SALT LAKE CITY – Same-sex marriage is legal once again in Utah, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the state’s appeal. The nation’s top court on Monday refused to hear cases from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana. By declining to hear the petitions, the lower court rulings stand. “What that means for us in Utah and all the states in the 10th Circuit, is we have marriage equality,” cried Peggy Tomsic, the attorney for three gay couples […]

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    Read AG Sean Reyes’ letter to county clerks regarding same-sex marriages

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has advised county clerks throughout the state to recognize all legally performed same-sex marriages starting Monday. Same-sex marriage is once again legal in Utah, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the state’s appeal. By declining to hear the petitions, the lower court rulings stand. The 10th Circuit Court has also finalized its order and is lifting its stay on the Kitchen v. Herbert case. Reyes asked county clerks to […]

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    Josh Powell’s family wants judge to declare Susan Cox Powell dead

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a lawsuit filed late Friday, the family of Josh Powell asked a judge to declare missing West Valley City mom Susan Cox Powell legally dead. It’s the latest move in a contentious battle over the estate of Josh and Susan Powell, and more than $1 million in insurance. Josh Powell’s mother, Terrica Powell, and his sister, Alina, filed the lawsuit against Susan Cox Powell’s father, Chuck Cox. They ask the judge for an order “declaring […]

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    Feds ask judge to reconsider FLDS ‘Hobby Lobby’ decision

    SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Department of Labor is asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to exempt a member of the Fundamentalist LDS Church from answering questions about a child labor case. U.S. District Court Judge David Sam recently ruled that FLDS member Vergel Steed did not have to answer questions, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on religious freedom in the “Hobby Lobby” case. In a court filing obtained by FOX 13, lawyers for the […]

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    56 names on witness list for Shurtleff, Swallow cases

    SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors have filed a list of potential witnesses they plan to call in the corruption cases against former Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. The list of witnesses for a planned preliminary hearing was attached to a response by Salt Lake County prosecutors to Shurtleff’s demand that they get more specific about the allegations leveled against him. Prosecutors did not rule out plans to call more witnesses. Prosecutors had asked for more time to […]

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    Ebola case in Utah ‘highly unlikely,’ but hospitals testing preparedness systems

    UPDATE: Testing has confirmed the patient does not have Ebola. Click here for details. SALT LAKE CITY — Doctors at Primary Children’s Hospital confirmed they are treating a patient with symptoms similar to Ebola, but stressed it is “highly unlikely” that it is the deadly virus. At a news conference Thursday, doctors and public health officials said a patient was admitted to Primary Children’s on Wednesday and was being treated in isolation for symptoms similar to Ebola. However, hospital epidemiologist […]

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    U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Utah’s same-sex marriage appeal (at least not yet)

    SALT LAKE CITY – The U.S. Supreme Court has released a list of some of the cases it will hear this term and Utah’s same-sex marriage case is not on it. However, that doesn’t mean the case won’t be considered. Utah’s appeal of Amendment 3 is among several same-sex marriage cases across the nation before the nation’s top court. The U.S. Supreme Court justices met behind closed doors on Monday to consider the cases it will hear, including Utah’s appeal of Amendment […]

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    Family pleads for answers in SLC murder

    SALT LAKE CITY — The family of a man found shot to death in an intersection is pleading for information that helps them catch his killer. Jose Jarquin fought back tears as he begged for tips to help the police investigation in to the murder of his son, Gustavo Jarquin. “Anyone who has the tiniest bit of information that can help this investigation,” he said through a police interpreter. Gustavo’s mother, Monica Gonzales, sobbed as she spoke. “I wouldn’t like […]


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