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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
  • Hildale

    Judge orders Utah police agency to share files on FLDS cops

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has ordered the Utah agency that polices the police to cough up its files on officers in the polygamous border towns of Hildale and Colorado City. In a decision issued Monday and obtained by FOX 13, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Warner ordered Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to provide its investigative documents to the U.S. Justice Department and Hildale/Colorado City. “The court DENIES POST’s motion to quash the subpoena and orders […]

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    Former Utah AGs Swallow, Shurtleff out of jail and facing corruption charges

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have been arrested on corruption charges, the result of a two-year investigation. Both Swallow and Shurtleff were arrested at their homes, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said at a news conference Tuesday morning. They were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. “We have filed what we think are appropriate and minimal charges,” Gill said. “Certainly, I’m not going to go into details, we could have […]

  • Police confirm USU students killed in Logan double murder-suicide

    LOGAN, Utah — Police have identified three people who died in what they believe is a double murder-suicide near the campus of Utah State University. Officers were called just after midnight Monday to an apartment near 600 East and 500 North. There, they found the bodies of 19-year-old MacKenzie Madden and 25-year-old Johnathon Jacob Sadler. The two had been shot to death, Logan Police Lt. Rod Peterson told reporters. “The female victim is acquainted with the individual that we believe […]

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    10th Circuit Court won’t stop order that Utah must recognize same-sex marriages

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court has refused to halt an order that Utah must recognize more than 1,200 same-sex marriages performed in the state after Amendment 3 was overturned. In an order issued late Friday, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from the Utah Attorney General’s Office to halt recognition of the marriages. However, the court said it would institute a temporary stay until July 21,  giving the state time to go to […]

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    Domestic violence in Utah higher than national average

    SALT LAKE CITY — In the aftermath of a spate of domestic violence-related murders with ties to Utah, victim advocates are scrambling to get the word out about resources to help prevent killings. They’re also calling attention to Utah’s high levels of domestic violence. “We have a serious problem,” said Jenn Oxborrow, a domestic violence program administrator with the Utah Division of Child and Family Services. Related story: Former Utahn accused in Houston murders collapses in court Numbers provided by […]

  • 83-year-old Zimmerman

    83-year-old man accused of killing stepdaughter had been served with divorce papers

    PAROWAN, Utah — A man accused of shooting and killing his 57-year-old stepdaughter had been served with divorce papers the same day, FOX 13 has learned. The shooting happened Thursday afternoon at a home near 300 S. and 800 W. Police said they believe 83-year-old Nathan Zimmerman was at the house when his 57-year-old stepdaughter arrived. Deputies said Zimmerman allegedly shot the woman one time, killing her. The name of the victim has not been released. Zimmerman was booked into the Iron […]

  • See the new developments coming to downtown SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — New developments are coming to the downtown area, which is rebounding from the economic crunch. The developments were showcased as part of the Downtown Alliance’s annual “State of Downtown” report, which boasted $800 million in retail sales over the past year. “Things are fantastic in downtown Salt Lake City,” said Jason Mathis, the executive director of the Downtown Alliance. “The big concern I have is, how do we keep it going?” According to the annual report, […]

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    Reaction to Utah’s plan to go to SCOTUS on same-sex marriage

    The Sutherland Institute: Sutherland Institute is happy the Attorney General has decided to take the marriage case directly to the Supreme Court. This gives the state of Utah an opportunity to protect the ability of people in every state to decide for themselves to defend marriage as society’s way to encourage a married mother and father for every child. Charles Stormont, Democratic candidate for Utah Attorney General: “The continued defense of Amendment 3 is an incredible waste of taxpayer resources. […]

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    Utah AG appealing directly to US Supreme Court in gay marriage case, skipping appeals court

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office said it intends to take its appeal of Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. In a statement to FOX 13 on Wednesday, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said his office would not seek a review of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision that declared Amendment 3 unconstitutional. Read the statement from the Utah Attorney General’s Office: “To obtain clarity and resolution from the highest court, […]

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    Read the deal between the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News that’s the subject of an antitrust lawsuit

    SALT LAKE CITY — The publishers of the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit filed against them over the future of the Tribune. In court filings late Monday, the Deseret News Publishing Company and Tribune publisher Kearns-Tribune, LLC asked for the Utah Newspaper Project’s lawsuit to be dismissed. “This is a most unusual antitrust case,” lawyers for the newspaper owners said in the court filing. Read the filing here:   […]

  • Is Susan Cox Powell still alive? It’s the question at the heart of an estate feud

    SALT LAKE CITY — Is missing West Valley City mom Susan Cox Powell still alive? That question is at the heart of a legal feud over her estate and more than $2 million in life insurance policies. Lawyers for Josh Powell’s mother and a sister are challenging decisions made by Susan Cox Powell’s father, Chuck Cox, to the couple’s estate. After Susan’s disappearance and Josh Powell’s death, Chuck Cox was made a conservator over the estate. He made changes to […]

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    Swallow hires criminal defense attorney as investigation continues

    SALT LAKE CITY — Embattled former Utah Attorney General John Swallow has hired a high-profile criminal defense attorney to represent him in the face of ongoing investigations. Stephen McCaughey confirmed to FOX 13 on Tuesday that he has been retained to represent Swallow. The former attorney general is facing a criminal probe by the Salt Lake and Davis County attorneys. The prosecutors recently ordered the FBI to serve search warrants on Swallow’s home, as well as that of his predecessor, […]