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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
  • Utah lawmaker proposes bill that would give terminally ill patients access to trial drugs

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utahns who have a terminal illness could soon have more options to try to extend or even save their lives. HB94, dubbed the “Right to Try” bill, would allow terminally ill patients who have exhausted conventional treatment to have easier access to experimental drugs that have passed the first phase of the FDA’s three trials. “What HB94 attempts to do is cut the red tape,” said Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville. “Cut the bureaucratic red tape that […]

  • A website advertising the auction of land in the FLDS towns of Hildale and Colorado City.

    Auction of court-controlled land planned in FLDS towns

    SALT LAKE CITY — A huge auction of court-controlled land in the polygamous border towns of Hildale and Colorado City is planned for next week. More than 70 properties and nearly 1,000 acres is slated to be auctioned to the highest bidder, pending court approval. “Includes: a meat packing plant, inactive dairy, farm store, several warehouses, fire station, nursery/greenhouse, unoccupied & unfinished homes, raw acreage, vacant residential & commercial building lots and other similar properties,” Aaron Shelton of Statewide Auctioneers […]

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    Breastfeeding, sexual orientation could soon be protected under Utah law

    SALT LAKE CITY — A pair of bills that would expand Utah’s anti-discrimination law to cover sexual orientation and breastfeeding will be unveiled in the state legislature this year. Rep. Justin Miller, D-Salt Lake City, is sponsoring a bill that would add pregnancy, child-rearing and breastfeeding to the list of things protected under Utah law. “Pregancy and pregnant-related issues is… protected under the anti-discrimination clauses,” Miller said in an interview Monday with FOX 13. “There’s some ambiguity about whether or […]

  • DABC Commission nominee Steven Bateman appears before a Utah Senate committee.

    Senate committee approves new liquor commission nominee

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Senate committee gave unanimous approval to a nominee for the state’s liquor control commission. In a brief hearing on Monday, St. Mark’s Hospital CEO Steven Bateman was questioned by senators over the nomination to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. In his remarks to the committee, Bateman said he saw his role to “facilitate an efficient and effective distribution system, while not necessarily promoting the consumption of alcohol.” Bateman got glowing reviews from […]

  • New Utah AG outlines his priorities

    SALT LAKE CITY — Sean Reyes is settling into his first elected term as Utah Attorney General, outlining his priorities for the next two years. In an interview with FOX 13 after his inauguration, Reyes reflected on his election as the first ethnic minority to hold a statewide office in Utah. Normally dry affairs, Reyes’ inauguration included Taiko drums and a performance by his Filipino musician father (a nod to his Spanish/Filipino/Hawaiian heritage). Reyes vowed to continue to restore public […]

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    Shurtleff, Swallow fight subpoenas to testify in fraud case

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lawyers for former Utah attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff are fighting subpoenas seeking to force the men to testify in a fraud trial starting next week. The trial of Marc Sessions Jenson is slated to begin with jury selection on Monday. He’s accused of communications fraud in connection with a failed Beaver County ski resort development. On Friday, prosecutors reduced the charges against Jenson and his brother, Stephen, and dropped racketeering counts. Jenson is […]

  • Former Carbon County Sheriff James Cordova, in a booking mugshot provided by the Emery County Sheriff's Office.

    Former Carbon County Sheriff appears in court on felony charge

    PRICE — The former Carbon County Sheriff appeared in court here to face a felony charge accusing him of misusing taxpayer funds. James Cordova appeared before a judge in 7th District Court on a third-degree felony charge of misuse of public funds or theft, and a misdemeanor license plate infraction. During the brief appearance, Cordova sat silent. Cordova is accused of using his county vehicle and a sheriff’s search and rescue trailer to move his family from Carbon County to […]

  • Lionel Trepanier, a Utah Tar Sands Resistance activist, enters a plea deal in Vernal's 8th District Court.

    Tar sands protesters strike mass plea bargains

    VERNAL — More than two dozen protesters of tar sands oil development struck plea deals in a marathon court hearing here. The 25 people, facing charges for a series of demonstrations at U.S. Oil Sands property in the Uintah Basin, entered a series of “no contest” pleas to charges ranging from trespassing to interfering with arrest and felony rioting. In all of the cases, the charges were dropped to misdemeanors and infractions. The activists for Utah Tar Sands Resistance entered […]

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    Appeals court tosses Susan Powell estate battle

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals has tossed an estate battle involving missing West Valley City mom Susan Cox Powell. In a ruling handed down this week, the state appeals court dismissed an appeal from Josh Powell’s mother and sister, challenging a judge’s decision to award control of the estate to Susan’s father. The appeals court said nothing has been settled in a lower court, so it would not consider the case. Read the ruling here:   […]

  • Rebecca Lockhart in 2014. Image courtesy beckylockhart.com

    Former Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart confirmed critically ill

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former House Speaker Becky Lockhart is critically ill with an undisclosed medical issue, Sen. Curt Bramble confirmed Tuesday night. Lockhart’s family sent a statement to the members of the Utah House of Representatives and Senate informing them of Lockhart’s medical situation. At this time, the family is requesting privacy. Lockhart, a Republican representing District 64, announced she would not run for reelection and applied for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Lockhart has served […]

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    Police chiefs could face punishment for not reporting officer misconduct

    SALT LAKE CITY — The state’s police watchdog agency is considering sanctions against police chiefs and sheriffs who fail to report cases of officer misconduct. Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training, the agency that certifies and disciplines police officers, is looking at punishing police administrators who fail to report cases quickly enough. By law, police administrators must report cases of misconduct to POST so it can launch its own investigation. “Right now, there’s no teeth to the statute,” Scott Stephenson, […]

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    Sunday press conference, online jabs highlight GOP infighting over ‘Count My Vote’

    SALT LAKE CITY — An unusual Sunday news conference and a pair of online jabs are highlighting differences within the Utah Republican party over “Count My Vote.” The Utah GOP called a rare Sunday night news conference, where it announced the results of a poll it commissioned over Senate Bill 54, a compromise law over “Count My Vote.” Party chairman James Evans claimed the majority of those polled supported changes to SB54, as well as the Utah GOP’s lawsuit over […]

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