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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
  • You Decide 2014

    Farmington bond flips after 17,000 more votes counted in Davis Co.

    FARMINGTON — A $6 million bond for a new park and a recreation center went from losing by two votes to passing by 25 after 17,000 uncounted ballots were finally tabulated. Some closely watched school board races stayed the same with Davis County Commissioners meeting to finalize the results of the election on Tuesday. Davis County participated in a vote-by-mail initiative, sending ballots to every registered voter in the county. They had to be postmarked the day before Election Day, […]

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    ACLU wants Utah to pay nearly $200,000 for gay marriage recognition case

    SALT LAKE CITY — The ACLU is asking for Utah taxpayers to shell out nearly $200,000 for a legal battle over same-sex marriage recognition. In two separate filings, the ACLU and other attorneys sought money for fees and costs. They asked a federal judge in Utah to order the state to pay $164,000 for their work on Evans v. Utah. They ask for another $33,000 in a filing with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. Read the […]

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    Prison report says Steven Powell is uncooperative, a ‘risk to the community’

    TACOMA, Wash. — The father-in-law of missing West Valley City mom Susan Cox Powell has violated parole by refusing to cooperate with sex offender treatment, a new court report states. “Regarding supervision, Mr. Powell continues to place the community at risk,” the report, prepared by the Washington Dept. of Corrections, states. “Mr. Powell has made no attempts or shown any desire to comply with the requirements of supervision or change his behavior.” Powell was released from prison earlier this year […]

  • NAACP asks Justice Dept. to investigate shooting of Darrien Hunt

    SALT LAKE CITY — The NAACP is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the shooting of Darrien Hunt by two Saratoga Springs police officers. The shooting, ruled justified last week by the Utah County Attorney’s Office, has prompted the civil rights organization to get involved. At a news conference on Monday, NAACP Salt Lake Branch President Jeanetta Williams said they reviewed the findings and disagreed with them. “He was carrying a sword, running away from officers, when he […]

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    ‘Capitol 13′ anticipates trial over gay rights protest

    SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the so-called “Capitol 13,” who led a protest at the Utah State Capitol over the death of a gay rights bill, appeared in court demanding to go to trial. The group appeared briefly in Salt Lake City Justice Court, where they face charges of class B misdemeanor disrupting a meeting. Earlier this year, they blockaded the entrance to a legislative committee hearing in protest of the legislature’s refusal to hear a non-discrimination bill that […]

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    No fireworks at SLC’s New Year’s Eve celebration

    SALT LAKE CITY — Plans for a fireworks show on New Year’s Eve have been canceled because of air quality concerns. The Downtown Alliance announced Monday that it was canceling the fireworks at the end of its annual Eve celebration because of air quality issues. Instead, the group plans to construct a giant disco ball to illuminate the city. “In response to a community petition concerned with inversion air quality, event organizers have led efforts to find clean air solutions […]

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    Neighbors describe accused kidnapper as ‘strange, very creepy, very paranoid’

    ROY, Utah — Neighbors haven’t seen Troy Morley in days. They slowed down to look at the man’s home as they walked by, talking about the crimes he is now accused of. “Strange,” said one woman when asked to describe Morley. “Very creepy, very paranoid.” Neighbors FOX 13 News spoke with did not want their faces shown on TV or their names used, but they described bizarre encounters with him and numerous police calls to his home for family fights. […]

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    I stayed at a bed & breakfast in Warren Jeffs’ house

    HILDALE, Utah — The pale blue carpet is everywhere. But the beds are comfy. Welcome to “America’s Most Wanted Bed & Breakfast,” which opened this year inside a home that once belonged to imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. The 14-bedroom home is behind massive walls in a compound bought by his former bodyguard, Willie Jessop. “We’ve just tried to find a way to have life after Jeffs,” Jessop said. Jeffs is serving a life sentence in a Texas prison after […]

  • Election Day Voting

    37,000 uncounted votes could change some Utah races

    SALT LAKE CITY — Election officials are counting tens of thousands of provisional, absentee and mail-in ballots in districts that could swing entire races. It’s a by-product of new programs launched to increase voter participation in elections that typically draw fewer voters. In Salt Lake and Davis counties, more than 37,000 votes remain uncounted and some races are separated by as few as two votes. Davis County is among 10 counties that mailed ballots to registered voters this year to […]

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    Environmental groups sue, claim oil refineries have gone 15 years without pollution permits

    SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of environmental groups are suing the state’s air quality agency, accusing it of failing to issue a required regulatory permit to an oil refinery. Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment and Friends of the Great Salt Lake filed the lawsuit against the Utah Division of Air Quality in 3rd District Court last week. They accuse the DAQ of allowing the Tesoro refinery to operate without a “Title V” permit in violation of state and […]

  • BYU students identifying viruses capable of killing bacteria that threaten beehives

    PROVO, Utah — Students at Brigham Young University are searching for a new way to help America’s bee population thrive. They are hunting for phages, which are viruses that attack and kill the bacteria that is harming bee larvae and causing whole hives to collapse. “We’ve tested these phages on a few beehives, and preliminary results look very promising,” BYU student Byran Merrill said. Merrill is helping to develop a method to treat killer bacteria in beehives without using antibiotics. […]

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    Do you know about the 3 constitutional amendments on the ballot?

    SALT LAKE CITY — Three constitutional amendments will be on the November ballot, impacting government functions. Amendment A would change the makeup of the Utah State Tax Commission from having two Republicans and two Democrats to whomever the governor feels is appropriate. “Voting YES on this Constitutional Amendment will ensure that the governor is able to appoint the most qualified people available as Tax Commissioners,” former Utah State Tax Commissioners Val Oveson, Marc Johnson and Mark Buchi wrote in favor […]


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