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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
  • File Photo: Dell Schanze speaks to reporters outside of the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City

    ‘Super Dell’ Schanze pleads guilty in wildlife harassment case

    SALT LAKE CITY — A day after he rejected a plea deal in a wildlife harassment case, former TV pitchman “Super Dell” Schanze pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in federal court. The hearing was quickly and quietly held in U.S. District Court on Friday. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah said Schanze pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of harassing wildlife and he was sentenced to a year of probation. “The protection of Utah’s wildlife should be important to […]

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    LDS Church asks U.S. Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a “friend of the court” brief, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined a number of other religions to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage becoming legal nationwide. The LDS Church filed an amicus brief alongside faiths such as the Southern Baptist Convention, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Free Methodist Church – USA, and the International Pentecostal Holiness Church in urging the court to uphold […]

  • Dell Schanze leaves court December 30, 2014.

    ‘Super Dell’ Schanze rejects plea deal, faces trial in wildlife harassment case

    SALT LAKE CITY — A plea deal for former TV pitchman and one-time candidate for Utah governor “Super Dell” Schanze fell apart at the last minute. Schanze was scheduled to strike a plea bargain on Thursday in U.S. District Court, where he faces a misdemeanor charge of harassing wildlife. He is accused of chasing a barn owl in his motorized paraglider in an incident that was videotaped and uploaded to YouTube. But standing before a federal judge, Schanze refused to accept […]

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    Judge says he’ll rule tomorrow on Utah GOP’s ‘Count My Vote’ injunction request

    SALT LAKE CITY — Ahead of a big hearing in the Utah Republican Party’s lawsuit against the state of Utah over the so-called “Count My Vote” compromise, a federal judge said he would scrutinize the GOP’s claims. “You’ve made very generalized arguments about the entire bill,” U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer told GOP lawyers at a status hearing Thursday morning. “I’m not going to consider an argument that the overall package of Senate Bill 54 should be restrained.” SB54 […]

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    Federal judge holds Warren Jeffs’ brothers in contempt

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has found Fundamentalist LDS Church leader Warren Jeffs’ brothers in contempt of court for not responding to subpoenas in an ongoing case involving child labor law violations at a southern Utah farm. In an order issued Wednesday night, U.S. District Court Judge David Sam found FLDS bishop Lyle Jeffs and his brother, Nephi, in contempt of court and ordered sanctions against the pair. The judge ruled they have ignored subpoenas in a 2012 […]


    Audit finds sex offenders living in, near Utah child care facilities

    SALT LAKE CITY — A blistering audit released by the Utah State Auditor’s Office has found instances where registered sex offenders were living in or around home child care facilities, and accuses state regulators of failing to check it out. The audit, released Wednesday, found two instances where registered sex offenders were living inside the same residence as a licensed home child care provider. However, the audit claimed the Utah Department of Health’s Office of Child Care Licensing approved the license and did […]

  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker speaks at a news conference opposing plans by the GEO Group to operate a federal halfway house on the city's west side.

    SLC mayor blasts halfway house, but owner says it’s not expanding

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Ralph Becker blasted a privately-run halfway house for federal inmates amid claims that it may be expanding. But the operators of the facility insisted to FOX 13 they have no plans to expand — they just want to keep operating. “We don’t need another one, we don’t want another one and we’re going to do everything we can to stop it,” Becker told reporters at a City Hall news conference on Tuesday. The mayor claimed […]

  • Dell Schanze leaves court December 30, 2014.

    ‘Super Dell’ Schanze scheduled to take plea deal

    SALT LAKE CITY — “Super Dell” Schanze, the former TV pitchman and one-time candidate for governor of Utah, is slated to take a plea deal in the federal criminal case he’s facing. Court records show Schanze is expected to enter a plea and be sentenced on Thursday in the wildlife harassment case. Schanze is accused of chasing a migratory bird with his paraglider in an incident that was videotaped and posted on the Internet. In previous court appearances, Schanze denied […]

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    Dabakis jumps into the race for SLC mayor

    SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Jim Dabakis has announced his intentions to run for mayor of Utah’s Capital city. Dabakis, known as an outspoken liberal lawmaker in the state legislature, has been widely rumored to be running but made it official on Monday. “I have a vision for Salt Lake City, where I want it to go,” he told FOX 13. “I think it can be, should be, must be one of the premiere cities.” Dabakis is joining an increasingly crowded field. […]

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    Utah asks Supreme Court to rule against same-sex marriage

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a “friend of the court” brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Utah and 14 other states have urged the nation’s top court to rule against same-sex marriage. “The Constitution takes no sides on same-sex marriage, and therefore leaves the issue up to the free deliberations of state citizens. The fact that Americans have reached different conclusions about this novel question is not a sign of a constitutional crisis that requires correction by this Court,” […]

  • Images of conceptual renderings for a new prison. Images were created by the Prison Relocation Commission consultants. While these in no way represent the actual design of the prison, it gives a feel for what a modern correctional institution might look like.

    Utah prison relocation sites ranked in report

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Prison Relocation Commission continues to narrow down its potential sites for a new state prison. The report, published last week, ranks the sites on a scoring system of 0-100. A site near Fairfield, in Utah County, was the top spot with a score of 76. Prison consultants revealed the same rankings at a February meeting. Here’s how those sites ranked: Cedar Valley South site (in Utah County), a score of 76; I-80 and 7200 West in Salt Lake City, […]

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    SLC creating new neighborhood with new development

    SALT LAKE CITY — City leaders have announced plans for a massive new development in the downtown area, creating an entirely new neighborhood. “Station Central” is a development concept for the city’s often-neglected west side. It will stretch between 500 to 600 West and from 200 to 400 South, a mixture of housing and small businesses. The development will be anchored primarily by the nearby UTA Intermodal Hub and plans call for a year-round farmer’s market. “Our hope is that […]


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