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
  • Utah Supreme Court considers lawsuit over shooting of ‘Geist’ the dog

    SALT LAKE CITY — The state’s top court is wading into the controversy surrounding the shooting of “Geist” the dog. In arguments Monday, the Utah Supreme Court considered whether Sean Kendall should be required to post a bond before he proceeds with a $2 million lawsuit against Salt Lake City police who shot his dog. At issue is a unique Utah law that requires a bond if a person tries to sue a cop. “It’s twisted,” Kendall’s lawyer, former Salt […]

  • Members of a Utah polygamous church had to attend a special class on food stamps

    SALT LAKE CITY — Members of Utah’s largest polygamous church convicted in a massive food stamp fraud scheme attended a special class on the proper use of government benefits. The class — created especially for them — was part of the terms of their plea deals. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah, which prosecuted them, confirmed to FOX 13 the class was held last week at Colorado City Town Hall. By completing the class, nine members and leaders of the […]

  • Another delay of lawsuit over ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in Utah schools

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office and a pair of LGBTQ rights groups have asked a judge to extend the stay of a lawsuit targeting state laws forbidding discussion of anything considered “advocacy” of homosexuality in schools. In a filing in U.S. District Court on Friday, lawyers for the state of Utah and the National Center for Lesbian Rights asked Judge Dee Benson for another stay. They said that even though the Utah State Legislature repealed the law and […]

  • Court rejects convicted killer’s latest appeal over Ogden wedding party shooting

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals has rejected another appeal by an Ogden man convicted of shooting at a wedding party, killing two people. In a ruling released late Friday, the state appeals court rejected Riqo Perea’s claims for a new trial. He had challenged a lower court’s ruling rejecting his claims for post-conviction relief and new evidence he said he hand that would necessitate a new trial. The Utah Court of Appeals rejected both on some technical […]

  • Utah teen shot by police will remain in juvenile court, judge rules

    SALT LAKE CITY — A teen shot by Salt Lake City police and then charged with the beating of a homeless man will remain in the juvenile court system. Third District Juvenile Court Judge Julie Lund rejected a prosecution request to send Abdi Mohamed’s case to the adult court system. “I want you to know that we’re giving you this chance today,” she told him. “You need to make the most of it, OK sir?” “I will,” Mohamed replied. Outside […]

  • Mountain View High stabbing suspect strikes deal in adult court

    PROVO, Utah – A teen accused of stabbing five students and himself at Mountain View High School has struck a deal with prosecutors in adult court. Luke Dollahite, 16, pleaded guilty to a single charge of attempted aggravated murder in Provo’s Fourth District Court on Thursday. He faces 10 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in June. FOX 13 typically does not name juvenile defendants. However, Dollahite was bound over to the adult court system in an […]

  • The leaders of all of Utah’s major religions issued an open letter on homelessness

    SALT LAKE CITY — The leaders of all of Utah’s major religions have issued an open letter calling for civility and compassion on issues surrounding homelessness. The letter, sent to FOX 13 on Thursday by the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable, “implore all to seek a deeper understanding of the many paths that lead to homelessness and to join our common efforts to assist our homeless brothers and sisters in meeting their needs for housing and other services that will help […]

  • Feds say Utah fraud suspect faked doctor’s note to avoid going to prison

    SALT LAKE CITY — A fraud suspect has pleaded guilty to forging a doctor’s note to try to avoid going to prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah said Jason Taylor, 42, of Highland admitted to forging a doctor’s note for a heart condition to try to delay reporting to a federal prison to serve time on credit card fraud-related charges. He pleaded guilty to a contempt of court charge. Federal prosecutors said Taylor was originally convicted on charges of […]

  • Misty Snow to challenge Chris Stewart for Utah congressional seat

    SALT LAKE CITY — Misty Snow, who made history as the first transgender person to win a major party nomination for U.S. Senate, announced a run for congress. In a statement issued Thursday morning, Snow announced she planned to run against Rep. Chris Stewart to represent Utah’s second congressional district. “My campaign for US Senate was the first time I ever ran for office and I learned so much from that campaign. I am starting this campaign much earlier in […]

  • Medical marijuana, DUI, 3.2 beer, taxes on the list for Utah lawmakers to study

    SALT LAKE CITY — From 3.2 beer to the taxes you pay, lawmakers are about to move forward with an ambitious agenda ahead of the 2018 Utah State Legislature. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Legislative Management Committee approved a long list of topics to study in monthly interim sessions. Some of those could lead to legislation by January. The topics include: Whether to follow other states that have allowed grocery and convenience stores to sell more than 3.2 beer Equal […]

  • Misty Snow announces another run for Congress

    SALT LAKE CITY — Misty Snow, who made history as the first transgender person to win a major party nomination for U.S. Senate, announced a run for congress. In a statement issued Thursday morning, Snow announced she planned to run against Rep. Chris Stewart to represent Utah’s second congressional district. “My campaign for US Senate was the first time I ever ran for office and I learned so much from that campaign. I am starting this campaign much earlier in […]

  • FLDS-linked company reaches settlement in child labor case

    SALT LAKE CITY — A company with ties to the Fundamentalist LDS Church has struck a deal with the federal government over sanctions in a child labor case. Hours before they were due before a federal judge to face a potential contempt of court citation, Paragon Contractors and Brian Jessop settled a dispute with the U.S. Department of Labor over fines levied against it. Filings in U.S. District Court stated the company agreed to pay $200,000 over the next year. Read […]