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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
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    Utah wants utility company shut down over claims taxpayer money funneled to FLDS

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking a judge to dissolve a Hildale utility company over allegations taxpayer money has been siphoned to the polygamous Fundamentalist LDS Church. In court papers filed in St. George and obtained by FOX 13, Sean Reyes’ office alleges Twin City Water Works handed over money to the FLDS Church and its members. Some of it, the attorney general’s office claims, was done at the request of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. […]

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    Gov. Herbert signs 36 bills into law

    SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has begun signing some of the 528 bills passed by the Utah State Legislature this year. In a statement, the governor’s office detailed the bills signed. They are: HB 20  Jury Duty Amendments Sign, Rep. Hall HB 136 Campaign Disclosures for Judicial Retention Elections, Rep. King SB 113 Sex Offender Testing Amendments, Sen. Millner HCR 01 Concurrent Resolution Designating Start by Believing Day, Rep. Romero HB 17S01 Motor Vehicle Emissions, Rep. Perry SB […]

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    Governor hints he may veto bill over wood-burning bans

    SALT LAKE CITY — Governor Gary Herbert has suggested he may veto a bill that strips Utah air quality authorities of power to implement seasonal wood-burning bans. “That’s one that I have some concerns about,” he told reporters during his monthly news conference on KUED. “You know, to just take out of the hands of our air quality board that have a responsibility to help us develop rules that help our environment and air quality, seems to be an overkill.” […]

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    Utah backs challenge to California egg law over money, obesity

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is backing a challenge to a California animal welfare law that it claims could impact egg prices in our state. In an amicus filing with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and obtained by FOX 13, Utah urged the court to strike down California’s law which requires larger cages for chickens claiming “that the economic extraterritorial reach of AB 1437 will have a negative effect on a significant number of […]

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    Ogden wants lawsuit over gang restraining orders tossed

    OGDEN — Lawyers for Weber County and the City of Ogden are asking a judge to dismiss a potential class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of alleged gang members served with a series of restraining orders. The restraining orders were served as a part of a crackdown by Ogden police in 2010 on members of the Ogden Trece gang, prohibiting alleged members from associating with each other within city limits. It also set a curfew for them to be off the […]

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    Guilty: Jury convicts Doug Lovell in 1985 murder

    OGDEN — After deliberating for nearly 90 minutes, a jury handed down a guilty verdict against one-time death row inmate Doug Lovell. It’s the second guilty verdict for Lovell, whose original guilty plea was overturned by the Utah Supreme Court. Now, he faces the death penalty again — and the possibility of the firing squad again. On Wednesday, a jury of nine men and three women unanimously found Lovell guilty of aggravated murder in the 1985 death of Joyce Yost. […]

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    Pressure mounts on governor to veto firing squad bill

    SALT LAKE CITY — Pressure is mounting on Utah Governor Gary Herbert to veto a bill that brings back the firing squad as a method of execution in the state. On Tuesday, the group Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty marched into the governor’s office to present a 6,200-signature petition demanding he veto House Bill 11. The bill reinstates the firing squad as a method of execution, should lethal injection drugs not be available. “I think it’s disgraceful, quite […]

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    FLDS land auctioned; Justice Dept. claims taxpayer money given to polygamous church

    HURRICANE, Utah — Hundreds of acres of land in the polygamous border towns of Hildale, Utah; and Colorado City, Ariz., was auctioned as part of a long-running court battle involving followers of Warren Jeffs. The auction included a dairy, a fire station, a meatpacking plant, orchards and homes. Bidders were initially kind of shy, but warmed up and spent $1.2 million. Auctioneer Aaron Shelton told FOX 13 all but seven properties were sold. Guy Timpson, a former FLDS member, was not happy with […]

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    The Utah State Legislature is over; Here’s what lawmakers did to your life

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah State lawmakers requested — and passed — a record number of bills affecting your life. At the beginning of the session, the Utah Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel had said approximately 1,224 bills had been requested by lawmakers. At midnight Thursday, numbers provided to FOX 13 by the Senate showed 528 had passed. Below are some of the bigger bills to pass, fail and just die without action in the Utah State Legislature. A full […]

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    Here’s some of the big bills to pass in the Utah State Legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers finished the Utah State Legislature passing hundreds of bills. At the beginning of the session, there was approximately 1,224 bills requested. FOX 13 requested numbers of bills passed and was told that as of midnight Thursday, 528 bills passed in the 2015 session. Here’s a look at some of the bigger bills to pass so far: Medicaid expansion negotiations resolution: House Democrats voted against the resolution in protest that they were not included in the discussions between […]

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    Gov. Herbert talks 2015 legislative session, says he will veto bill regarding concealed carry

    SALT LAKE CITY — The 2015 session of the Utah Legislature comes to an end Thursday, and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert sat down with FOX 13 News as the clock crept closer to midnight and the official end of the session. During his interview, Herbert spoke about several bills that were up for debate this year and discussed a few bills he planned to sign and one he intends to veto. He started by talking about plans to seek a […]

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    ‘Monumental’ gay rights, religious liberties bills pass the Utah State Legislature

    SALT LAKE CITY — In emotional debates in the House, a pair of bills that attempt to balance gay rights and religious liberties passed. Senate Bill 296 would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s nondiscrimination law, while at the same time taking steps to ensure that people’s religious liberties are protected. READ WHAT SB296 DOES HERE The gallery was packed as Rep. Brad Dee, R-Ogden, presented the bill. Behind him were his co-sponsors, Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. […]


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