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.

Recent Articles
  • Female LDS church employees may now wear pants; parents granted parental leave

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced new policies Wednesday for church employees. For the first time, female church employees are now allowed to wear “professional pantsuits and dress slacks” and men may remove their suit jackets or sport coats in hot weather. The church also announced they are now offering one week of paid parental leave for full-time, benefited employees. Mothers will receive this benefit in addition to the six weeks of paid […]

  • Utah woman accused of setting fire that killed her mom dies

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A woman who was accused of causing her mother’s death by setting fire to her West Valley City home has died after an incident at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail. According to a jail spokeswoman, Loralie Kathie Querbach was found in need of medical attention around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. A jail officer began CPR on Querbach and continued until emergency medical technicians arrived. Querbach was then taken to a hospital, where she died some […]

  • Lightning-caused brush fire grows to 8,100 acres near Utah-Idaho border

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – The lightning-caused fire in Box Elder County, the “Stream Fire,” has grown to 8,100 acres and is 80 percent contained. It started Tuesday morning in Snowville, near the Utah-Idaho border. Box Elder County officials said the fire is south and west of Snowville and has burned to Locomotive Rd.; no roads are closed. No structures are threatened at this time. According to fire officials, lightning sparked the burn Tuesday, consuming mostly grasses and brush. Box Elder […]

  • Beloved Hogle Zoo macaw ‘Winston’ dies

    SALT LAKE CITY — Another key player in the “World of Flight Bird Show” at Hogle Zoo has died. “Winston,” a blue and gold macaw, got spooked and flew away from his perch, then across a nearby street, where he was struck by a car, according to a statement from the zoo. The driver was elderly and did not stop at the scene, the statement said. “We’re just so devastated,” said Steve Chindgren, founder of the World of Flight Bird […]

  • Heber City bounce house operator now facing child pornography charges

    HEBER CITY, Utah — A Heber City business owner who was arrested after he was accused of sexually abusing at least two children is now facing child pornography charges. Bryce Johnson, 33, faces twenty second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a document filed Tuesday in Fourth Judicial District Court. According to a probable cause affidavit, a search warrant was served at Johnson’s home on June 7. As a result of the search, investigators seized devices […]

  • 3 men missing from Vernal found dead, family friend says

    VERNAL, Utah — The bodies of three Vernal men who disappeared in May have been found in a submerged vehicle, a family friend told FOX 13 Wednesday. The bodies were found in a truck that was pulled from the Green River Wednesday morning, according to the family friend. Vernal Police were first contacted on May 26 regarding the disappearance of 33-year-old Robert Alan Spoon, 33-year-old Jason Ralph Tilt and 29-year-old Jacob Douglas Tilt. In late May, family members and law […]

  • Teen sentenced for stabbing incident at Mountain View High School

    PROVO,  Utah — A teen who pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated murder in connection with an incident at Mountain View High School last November was given his sentence Thursday. A judge sentenced 16-year-old Luke Christian Dollahite to 10 years to life in prison, which he’ll serve after he’s finished serving in the juvenile system at age 21. Dollahite will receive credit for the time served in the juvenile system toward his prison sentence. Dollahite is accused of walking into Orem’s Mountain […]

  • Man confesses to starting Taylorsville apartment fire, investigators say

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A man who was treated for burn injuries after an apartment fire in Taylorsville early Tuesday morning  confessed that he intentionally caused the fire, according to a probable cause statement released Thursday. Billy J. Houston is facing two first-degree felony counts of aggravated arson in connection with a fire at Mark Twain Apartments, at 4639 S Sunstone Rd. Firefighters and police arrived at the scene shortly after 5:15 Tuesday morning, and Houston was reported to be waiting […]

  • Sen. Lee and three others ‘not ready’ to vote for Senate health care bill

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, and three other Republican senators issued a joint statement Thursday, saying they are not ready to vote for the newly-unveiled Senate health care bill. Lee joined Senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-WI and Rand Paul, R-KY, in a response to the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. “Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information […]

  • Sex abuse suspect has been around children for 30 years, Orem Police say

    OREM, Utah — An 81-year-old man was booked into the Utah County Jail Wednesday in connection with a sex crime investigation, and police said the suspect “has been in a position where he has been around children for the past 30 years.” Kenneth Higa faces six counts of aggravated forcible sexual abuse and two counts of object rape. Police said they began investigating Higa after an incident was reported to them on June 12. “[The Utah Division of Child and […]

  • Brian Head Fire swells to 2,700 acres; threatens Boy Scout camp

    BRIAN HEAD, Utah — A large wildfire that started Saturday near Brian Head has grown to more than 2,700 acres. Fire crews said winds from the southwest allowed the fire to make a three-mile run northeast, tripling in size Wednesday. The fire reached Hendrickson Lake and is moving down into Second Left Hand Canyon. It burned around the Thunder Ridge Boy Scout Camp, but minimal damage occurred thanks to the hard work of firefighters throughout the night. Crews contained a […]

  • Residents concerned about UDOT’s Hwy. 89 expansion plan

    KAYSVILLE, Utah — Hundreds of concerned community members gathered at an open house Tuesday night, and many of them are upset about UDOT’s decision to expand Highway 89. The  US-89 upgrade would  stretch from Fruit Heights to South Weber. According to UDOT, traffic in the area has gone from bad to worse over the last ten years. They’re considering several options, including the construction of a new lane in each direction, adding new interchanges and getting rid of some access points. […]