Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah

Job: KSTU News – Fox 13 Utah
Title: Web Content Producer

School: University of Utah – 2010
Major: Mass Communication – Visual Comm and New Media
Minor: Mathematics – Statistics
Minor: Economics.

Pastimes: watching television, movies, rock music, internet surfing, sleeping.
Passions: photography, statistics, useless pop culture knowledge.

Goal in life: be Rick Steves. Visit every Hard Rock Cafe.
Dream job: National Geographic photographer.

Recent Articles
  • Utah Avalanche Center forecast

    Craig Gordon with the Utah Avalanche Center visited the FOX 13 News studio for the avalanche forecast. Most of Utah remains under green avalanche watch, but the Uintah range are now under a yellow light.

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    Shoe arch represents Utah youth in custody

    SALT LAKE CITY – Kids fulfilling community service hours have found a new use for their sneakers. They’re making an arch out of the shoes they get each time they enter a facility, as part of the statewide Youth in Custody art program. The arch is made of 8484 shoes representing the number of kids in Juvenile Justice Services in 2013. “There are a lot of kids in trouble, and I want to represent them because they’re part of our […]

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    Police looking for suspect in alleged WVC assault

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police are looking for a man who allegedly forced his way into a West Valley City apartment and assaulted the female tenant early Sunday morning. West Valley City Police Lt. Dalan Taylor says that at around 12:30 a.m., the female tenant of a unit at Overlook Point Apartments, located at 4620 South 2970 West, heard a knock at her sliding glass door. She opened the door a little and asked what the man wanted, police […]

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    Seat belts help save lives in Sundance rollover

    SUNDANCE, Utah – Two women are expected to recover after a rollover crash sent them into a creek along SR-92, and officers say seat belts helped save their lives. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the vehicle was headed east on SR-92 heading towards Provo Canyon. The driver, a 50-year-old woman, was driving too fast for snowy conditions, and their vehicle slid off the right side of the road, drove off an embankment, then into the creek channel wall before […]

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    SLC restaurant owner purchases first liquor license sold privately

    SALT LAKE CITY – Lawmakers worried that allowing liquor licenses to be put up for sale to the highest bidder would create a black market. Now, the first license has been sold. Joel LaSalle, a partner for Current Fish and Oyster Bar, chose to opt out of waiting in line for a liquor license from the DABC commission. Instead, he paid for the license previously owned by David’s Bar and Grill. “This is the first dedicated license that will be […]

  • Dacoda Rankins

    Missing West Haven boy home safe

    UPDATE: Police tweeted Saturday night that Dacoda returned home safe on Saturday evening. WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Police in Weber County are looking for a missing 11-year-old boy. Police say Dacoda Sean Rankins was last seen early Saturday afternoon in the area of the Haven Pointe Apartments, 2265 South and 1100 West, in West Haven. Deputies searched the area for Dacoda but were unable to find him. Dacoda was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, green shirt, gray shorts and […]

  • High school basketball finals: scores and highlights

    The high school basketball state championships were played on Friday and Saturday. BOYS: 5A: (4) Layton 48 – Brighton 46 4A: (1) Bountiful 66 – Kearns 54 3A: (1) Pine View 46 – (2) Dixie 43 2A: Manti 60 – Emery 51 GIRLS: 3A: Juan Diego 67 – Morgan 47 2A: Delta 45 – Kanab 37

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    Symposium hopes to raise awareness of rare diseases

    SALT LAKE CITY – One in ten Utahns has or will be diagnosed with a rare disease. The inaugural Utah Rare Disease Day Symposium hope to raise awareness for those who have a rare disease. The symposium was sponsored in part by the National Organization for Rare Disorders and held at the University of Utah. The event was a TED Talk-style format meant to inspire and motivate partnerships between patients, doctors, researchers and other stakeholders. “I think it’s a really […]

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    Free dental work gives underprivileged kids reason to smile

    SALT LAKE CITY – More than 400 children were given brighter smiles on Saturday, thanks to the annual Give Kids a Smile event. The annual event provides free dental care to underprivileged children as part of National Children’s Health Month. The event has been held at a number of locations over the last decade, but now has a permanent home donated by the University of Utah in the Ray and Tye Noorda Oral Health Science Building. Dozens of dentists and […]

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    Utes lose to Arizona 63-57

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Arizona Wildcats handed Utah their first loss in the Huntsman Center this season in a back-and-forth battle on Saturday. Brandon Taylor hit a 3-point to give the 13th ranked Utes a 57-55 lead with 1:57 to play against 7th ranked Arizona, but the Wildcats ended the game on an 8-0 run to beat Utah 63-57 at the Huntsman Center. Arizona‚Äč’s Gabe York scored five of his 12 points in the final two minutes, including the […]

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    Utah State Parks offering half off admission this weekend

    SALT LAKE CITY – This weekend, admission prices are half off for state parks in the northern, central and eastern regions of Utah. Utah State Parks wants people to escape the Wasatch Front and “breathe easy” out of the valley air. The half-off deal is for day use passes only. For more information on Utah’s state parks, visit stateparks.utah.gov.

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    Students compete in regional Science Olympiad competition

    SALT LAKE CITY – Hundreds of middle and high school students showed of their skills at a regional Science Olympiad competition on Saturday. More than 450 students from 30 schools across northern Utah gathered at Westminster College for the Fifth Annual Regional Science Olympiad competition. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets; teams compete in 30 different events ranging from experimental design and physics to air trajectory. The goal of the competition is to foster and inspire students to […]


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