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.”

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    Larry Flynt may be sending ‘Hustler’ to the Utah Legislature to protest porn resolution

    SALT LAKE CITY — “Hustler” magazine founder Larry Flynt is reportedly threatening to send each member of the Utah State Legislature a copy in protest of the recent anti-porn resolution. In a statement published by the Washington Times, Flynt declared the Utah State Legislature, “is obviously confused about what constitutes a public health crisis, so I’ll send them our latest issue and they can see for themselves that we’re no danger to the public, only to the repressed.” Flynt also […]

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    Huntsman family buying Salt Lake Tribune

    SALT LAKE CITY — The wealthy Huntsman family is buying The Salt Lake Tribune. In a statement on Wednesday, Digital First Media, which currently owns the newspaper, said it was selling it to Paul Huntsman, a son of industrialist Jon Huntsman, Sr. “We are honored to be stewards of The Salt Lake Tribune. It is important that The Salt Lake Tribune continues in its indispensable role for our community and to be locally owned,” Hunstman said in the statement released through Digital First Media. […]

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    Governor backs resolution calling porn ‘a public health hazard’

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a ceremonial bill signing, Utah Governor Gary Herbert backed legislation that labels pornography a “public health crisis.” Before a packed room of applauding supporters and anti-pornography advocates, the governor signed Sen. Todd Weiler’s resolution that has generated international headlines. (Governor Herbert had actually signed the bills into law weeks ago — Tuesday’s bill signing was purely ceremonial.) “We become the first state in the United States to declare pornography a health issue, a health concern, a health crisis,” the […]

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When Harvey was acting mayor for one of the days that Mayor George Moscone had to be out of town.

    SLC Council votes to rename street ‘Harvey Milk Boulevard’ after LGBT rights leader

    SALT LAKE CITY — In a unanimous vote, the city council voted to rename 900 South as “Harvey Milk Boulevard” after the murdered gay rights leader. The vote came after about an hour of public comment on Tuesday night, with members of the community split over the idea. Some who testified against the measure said they would support renaming streets after local heroes, while one man said naming the street was “contrary” to his personal beliefs. Supporters said Harvey Milk […]

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    Theater facing loss of liquor license over ‘Deadpool’ fires back with lawsuit

    SALT LAKE CITY — A movie theater facing revocation of its liquor license for showing the film “Deadpool” has filed a federal lawsuit against Utah’s liquor control agency. Late Tuesday afternoon, Brewvies filed a civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control citing an infringement on its First Amendment rights. As FOX 13 first reported on Monday, Brewvies is facing revocation of its liquor license for violating a law that prohibits places that sell alcohol […]

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    Alta’s snowboarding ban upheld by federal appeals court

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit brought by a group of snowboarders, challenging the Alta Ski Area’s historic snowboarding ban. In a ruling issued Tuesday morning, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the lawsuit brought by the group Wasatch Equality. The appeals court did not weigh in on whether there is a constitutional right to snowboard under the Fourteenth Amendment, but declared that Alta could put limits on activity that takes place […]

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    Settlement reached over FLDS towns’ discrimination

    SALT LAKE CITY — A financial settlement has apparently been reached between the federal government and the border towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., accused of discriminating against non-members of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous church. In a settlement agreement filed in a federal court in Phoenix and obtained by FOX 13, the U.S. Justice Department announced that the defendants had agreed to pay $55,000 each to the federal government to settle claims of violation of the Fair Housing Act. In […]

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    Utah movie theater’s liquor license threatened for showing ‘Deadpool’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s liquor control authority is threatening to yank the liquor license of a movie theater for showing “Deadpool” and serving alcohol. Brewvies is now threatening to sue the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control over a law prohibiting the showing of nudity, sex acts and alcohol in one spot. The theater claims the law is unconstitutional. “This isn’t supposed to be the Taliban,” Brewvies lawyer Rocky Anderson told FOX 13 on Monday. “This is supposed to be a […]

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    Court considers new trial for man who claims he was wrongfully convicted of murder

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals is considering a request for a new trial by a man who claims he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Adrian Gordon was convicted in the 2001 beating death of Lee Lundskog, who was found behind a Salt Lake City 7-Eleven store. Gordon was caught on surveillance cameras in the store at the time of the murder, but he insists he did not commit the crime. On Friday, dozens of his family […]

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    U.S. Attorney attends mosque in show of solidarity with Utah Muslims

    WEST VALLEY CITY — The top federal prosecutor in Utah attended Friday prayer service at the Khadeeja Islamic Center to extend a hand of friendship from the Justice Department. “The United States Department of Justice continues this tradition of protecting those who would be bullied or intimidated or threatened because of how they look or what they believe in,” U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber told FOX 13. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has directed U.S. Attorneys to meet with Muslim […]

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    Judge rules against Utah GOP over signature-gathering

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has again ruled against the Utah Republican Party over candidates who gather signatures to get on the primary ballot. In a ruling Friday night, U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer declared that candidates can choose whether to signature-gather, go through the caucus/convention system, or do both. The judge declared it “does not impair the URP’s constitutional rights but is a legitimate exercise of the state’s power to regulate elections.” The Utah Republican Party […]

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    Utah GOP says it won’t comply with Utah Supreme Court ruling, Democrats want them stripped of party status

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Republican Party said in a recent court filing it will not comply with a Utah Supreme Court ruling over candidates who signature-gather to get on the ballot. In response, the Utah Democratic Party filed an amended complaint in federal court demanding the GOP be stripped of its “qualified political party” status. The Democrats accused Lt. Governor Spencer Cox of siding with his party instead of uniformly enforcing election law. “Defendant is statutorily and constitutionally […]


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