David’s interest in news media began early in life. Bored with the Dick and Jane books his classmates were into, he began reading The Salt Lake Tribune at age six. At seventeen, he became the Editor-in-Chief of Bountiful High School’s student newspaper, The Brave.

David graduated Cum Laude from Weber State University in December of 2005 with a degree in Communication / Electronic Media. For his first post-college job, he began freelancing for KSTU-FOX 13 as a video editor. He was hired full-time in that position in June of 2006.

Then, in August of 2006, FOX 13 launched a new website, called MyFoxUtah.com (now defunct). David was the first Web Content Producer to be hired for FOX 13’s new-and-improved online presence, and he has happily worked in KSTU’s web department ever since.

In July of 2008, David was promoted to Senior Web Producer and began overseeing FOX 13’s web department. In January 2009, the team launched an even bigger and better web site, Fox13Now.com – the web site you are now visiting.

In his spare time, David enjoys writing music, travel, cooking and cinema. Look for the back of his head on FOX 13’s “Live at Eleven,” “Live at Noon” and “Live at Five.”

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    Man hit, killed by car in Sugar House

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man died Tuesday morning after he was hit by car while trying to cross the street in Sugar House. According to Salt Lake City police, 41-year-old Lester Dewey was trying to cross 1300 E at the I-80 overpass around 7 a.m. The victim and another man, believed to be the victim’s brother, were trying to go from west to east. It was dark outside at the time, and police said the driver never saw the victim […]

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    Tooele High instructor, a US Army representative, accused of sexually abusing student

    TOOELE, Utah — A Tooele High School instructor has been booked into the Tooele County Jail after a student told detectives she had been sexually abused. According to a news release from Tooele police, 32-year-old Brian Dragon was not an employee of the Tooele County School District, but part of the US Army’s Students Taking Active Roles (STAR ) program, which provided him as an instructor at Tooele High. The news release said a student came forward and reported suspicious […]

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    Sheriff’s office asks for public’s help in locating missing Wyoming girl

    SWEETWATER COUNTY, Wyo. — The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a 16-year-old girl who disappeared Saturday, and they’ve asked anyone with information to contact them. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, Taylar Rae Haddock was last seen at her home on Antelope Dr., north of Rock Springs, around 6 p.m. Saturday. She was wearing dark gray sweat pants, a navy blue or black hoodie and black Adidas shoes. Taylar was described as 5 feet 6 […]

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    Man arrested after police chase in Utah County

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — Saratoga Springs police said a man in a stolen car drove past the gas station where he found the vehicle, then led officers on a chase. The incident started around midnight Tuesday morning when two men stopped at a Top Stop gas station to buy drinks. Police said the men left the vehicle running when they went inside, and the car was gone when they returned to the parking lot. An officer responded to the scene […]

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    Victims in American Fork shootings identified

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah — A woman was shot and killed in American Fork Sunday night, and the suspect was killed about ten minutes later in an incident where at least two officers fired shots. The female victim was identified Monday as 39-year-old Sue Ann Sands, and the suspect in the officer-involved shooting was identified as 33-year-old James Dean Smith. Police said Sands and Smith had been dating until recently, and that Smith confronted Sands at her workplace Sunday before chasing her in […]

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    Orem police say they’ve identified peeping drone operator

    OREM, Utah — Police are closing in on making an arrest on a man they say is using a drone to peek into people’s bathroom and bedroom windows. “We know who he is,” said Lieutenant Craig Martinez, Orem Police Department. Police were able to identify him after video from his drone was recovered by one of his victims. “He had gotten out of the shower, and heard the humming of the drone,” said the wife of a man who discovered […]

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    Construction crew knocks out power in Murray, fire officials say

    MURRAY, Utah — A construction crew caused a power outage in Murray Monday afternoon, according to officials with the Murray Fire Department. Deputy Chief Jon Harris said It happened around 4:15 near 5000 S State St. when crews hit some underground wires. Power outages are affecting residents and businesses in central and northern Murray. Intermountain Medical Center is not affected. Murray utilities officials expect to have most of the power restored by 6:30 p.m., and complete restoration by 8-9 p.m.

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    Mountain View High stabbing suspect was ‘elated,’ brought several knives to school, search warrant says

    OREM, Utah — A search warrant unsealed Monday provides new details about the November 15 stabbings at Mountain View High School. According to the search warrant, the 16-year-old suspect was reported to be “elated” as he was attacking different students around the men’s locker room and gymnasium. Police said the suspect injured five students before turning the knife on himself. “From the information your affiant was able to obtain there were no warning signs or precursor behaviors from [the suspect]to […]

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    Missing Davis County teen found safe

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Officials with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office said a 15-year-old boy with autism who disappeared Monday morning has been found safe. According to a Facebook post by the sheriff’s office, Parker Lake left a note and exited his South Weber home through a window at 1:30 a.m. The sheriff’s office reported shortly after 9 a.m. that Parker had been located in an abandoned Davis County home.  

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    WVC woman accused of selling drugs with three children in her car

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A West Valley City woman was arrested in Utah County Thursday evening after she allegedly dealt drugs from her car in the presence of her three young children. It was at the Love’s truck stop in Springville on Thursday where a narcotics officer in an unmarked car was getting gas when he recognized an alleged drug deal was happening. Other officers were nearby and were quickly able to help. “Saw a woman pull up in a car, […]

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    Elsie Mahe, daughter of BYU running backs coach, has passed away, mom says

    Elsie Mahe, the 3-year-old daughter of BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe, has died, according to a Facebook post by her mother. Elsie was found tangled up in cords from a window blind in her home on November 22. “Our Elsie girl has officially been released to heaven – at least from a worldly, paperwork stand point. Her second neurological death exam was also positive for brain death.  We feel peace and we are again so grateful for the privilege of […]

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    SLC man accused of assaulting girlfriend, holding her hostage for weeks

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City man is behind bars after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend and holding her hostage at an apartment for two weeks. William Mathew Brunell, 35, faces felony charges of domestic violence – aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault. According to a probable cause statement, the alleged victim told police that Brunell would only allow her to leave the apartment to go to work or to see her therapist. She also told police Brunell […]