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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
  • Reyes Stormont

    Utah AG a no-show at first debate

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes did not appear at the first debate for the attorney general’s race, leaving his Democratic challenger to put on a one-man show. Reyes and Charles Stormont were scheduled to debate before the Rotary Club of Salt Lake City on Tuesday. The Rotarians said it was the first time in their history that a candidate failed to show up for a debate. “I’ve seen most of those that want to be the […]

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    DABC approves winery in Hildale

    SALT LAKE CITY — It seems the most unlikely location for a winery, but Utah’s liquor control commissioners approved a license application for one in the polygamous border town of Hildale. At its meeting on Tuesday, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission approved a winery manufacturing license for Vintage Reserve Estates in Hildale. It would be the 14th winery in Utah. “It’s one of the biggest, cleanest and best-equipped I’ve seen,” said Abe Kader, a compliance officer for […]

  • #10 - Martin MacNeill trial - With television cameras rolling Martin MacNeill, a medical doctor, sat in a courtroom in Provo for nearly a month. His daughter and his mistress took the stand against him. On November 9th, a jury quickly decided MacNeill was guilty of killing his wife, Michelle, inside their Pleasant Grove home in 2007.

    Sex abuse sentencing for Martin MacNeill delayed

    PROVO, Utah — Sentencing for Dr. Martin MacNeill, convicted of forcible sex abuse, has been delayed. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed to the delay on Monday. Prosecutors requested time to respond to a new defense motion to toss the case. Alexis Somers, the victim in the case, left the courthouse frustrated. “We just want to move on and we want him to face justice,” she told FOX 13 as she walked out with her aunt, Linda Cluff. Somers accused […]

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    Judge orders FBI to investigate alleged threat to witness in OKC bombing evidence case

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has ordered the FBI to investigate whether or not an agent intimidated a witness into not appearing in a trial about evidence from the Oklahoma City bombing. The judge set a hearing where he demanded that the agent and others appear to answer whether they told a witness who knew convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh not to appear in court or “forget” what he may have known. “The proceeding is going to document whether […]

  • PCMR

    UPDATE: Deadline extended in Park City ski resort eviction case

    PARK CITY — In another letter to the judge overseeing the eviction case surrounding Park City Mountain Resort, lawyers ask for more time for mediation. “As of this morning, the parties continue to work in good faith with the mediator,” Talisker Holdings attorney John Lund wrote in the letter obtained by FOX 13. Lawyers for Talisker and PCMR asked for a deadline extension until Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. Read the letter to the judge here: In a statement to […]

  • immigration

    Utah AG meets with plaintiffs over immigration law

    SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 News has learned Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ office has been quietly meeting with the plaintiffs suing over a controversial immigration law that was partially struck down by a federal judge. “They wanted to talk about implementation of some of those areas that withstood the scrutiny of the court,” Reyes said in a recent interview with FOX 13. He declined to discuss specifics. The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah confirmed that meetings had […]

  • Heroin seized during a recent drug bust

    Officials say series of drug busts in Utah may lead to spike in crime

    SALT LAKE CITY — Federal drug agents have seized 31 pounds of heroin and more than 21 suspects have been arrested in a series of drug busts across the Salt Lake Valley. The busts have put a dent in the drug trade and importation of heroin in Utah, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said at a Thursday news conference. “There are significant drug trafficking organizations operating from Mexico and our southern borders and supplying Utah with significant amounts of heroin,” […]

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    Deal inked to develop nuclear power plant near Green River

    SALT LAKE CITY — A deal has been signed to develop a planned nuclear power plant near Green River. Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric announced late Wednesday it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Blue Castle Holdings to develop the plant. “The executed MOU continues to implement the Blue Castle stepwise approach to risk reduction and favorable economics for utilities and ratepayers. The Blue Castle Project success is rooted in the support we have received from the public, state and local […]

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    After ‘Oktoberfest without beer’ flap, DABC making changes to rules

    SALT LAKE CITY — After a blow-up over the potential for an “Oktoberfest without beer,” Utah’s liquor authority is making changes to its rules for festival alcohol permits. The Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has asked for input from cities across the state about community events and festivals. The DABC is asking for local officials to have more involvement in granting or denying single-event permits. “I think it’s important to hear from them as to whether or not these […]

  • Salt Palace Outdoor Retailers

    Bidding starts for SLC convention center hotel

    SALT LAKE CITY — Bidding has opened for a convention center mega-hotel. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams’ office announced it was accepting bids to build the hotel near the Salt Palace. The proposed hotel would be 850-1,200 rooms. From the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office: No location for the hotel has been selected, McAdams spokeswoman Allyson Heyrend told FOX 13 on Wednesday. Prospective builders are expected to bid with a property in mind, she said, so taxpayers wouldn’t have […]

  • Keep Park City Open website

    PCMR launches petition website to stay open for ski season

    PARK CITY — The operators of Park City Mountain Resort have launched a petition website ahead of a court hearing that could determine whether the popular ski resort is open for business this winter, or evicted from the slopes. The website, Keep Park City Open, launched Tuesday with a message from PCMR President Jenni Smith. “Our top priority is making the upcoming season a success for Park City, the team at PCMR and our guests. To that end, today we […]

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    Utah asks for more time in same-sex marriage recognition case

    UPDATE: In a filing Wednesday morning with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Utah Attorney General’s Office acknowledged that “extensions are generally disfavored” by the court. However, it reiterated its request for a one-month extension. Read the filing from the Utah Attorney General’s Office here: ORIGINAL POST: SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is asking for more time to file its opening briefs in the case involving same-sex marriage recognition. In a motion filed Monday […]


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