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
  • One shot, another stabbed in fight in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — One man was shot and another was stabbed overnight in a fight in Salt Lake City. Police said they were called to 800 W North Temple around 12:15 a.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound. That victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Later, police learned of another person who suffered several stab wounds in the same incident. The stabbing victim drove himself to a hospital and is […]

  • ‘She would not stop laughing at me’ – Utah man charged with murdering wife aboard cruise ship

    JUNEAU, Alaska — The FBI has identified the Utah woman who was killed Tuesday in a domestic violence incident aboard a cruise ship off Alaska. The victim was 39-year-old Kristy Manzanares, according to KTVA-TV. The victim’s husband, Kenneth Manzanares, has been charged with murder in connection with Kristy’s death. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday. According to an FBI agent involved in an investigation of the case, a witness entered the cabin Kenneth and Kristy were staying in and […]

  • Armed robbery suspect in custody after chase in downtown SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police have taken a man into custody in connection with armed robberies at two convenience stores early Thursday morning, 32-year-old Todd Jacobsen. Police said they were investigating a robbery at a Maverik convenience store, at 900 E and 300 S, around 5:30 a.m. “While we were still investigating that robbery, we get another one at 5th North and 7th West at 7-Eleven,” said Lt. Mike Ross, SLCPD.  “Officers spotted the car leaving and there […]

  • Four killed in small plane crash on I-15 in Weber County; victims identified

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah – Four people died Wednesday afternoon when a small plane crashed on I-15 in Weber County. The victims have been identified as Layne and Diana Clarke of Taylor, Utah, and Perry and Sarah Huffaker of West Haven, Utah. The crash happened shortly before 1 p.m. near 5600 S. Sgt. Todd Royce of the Utah Highway Patrol said the plane is believed to have taken off from Ogden-Hinckley Airport and was destined for Island Park, Idaho. Utah Highway […]

  • Utah woman dies after domestic dispute aboard cruise ship off Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska — A Utah woman died aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Alaska in an apparent “domestic dispute,” according to Princess Cruises. The woman was not immediately identified, but Princess Cruises stated she was 39-years-old. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday. “Since the incident, our fleet security team has been coordinating with the FBI and other local authorities. They will be embarking the ship when it arrives in Juneau this morning,” the statement said. “Our thoughts […]

  • Charges filed against man accused of starting 71,000 acre Brian Head Fire

    IRON COUNTY, Utah — The man accused of starting the massive Brian Head Fire in southern Utah last month is now facing two misdemeanor charges. A document filed in 5th District Court Tuesday shows Robert Ray Lyman, 60, of Taylorsville, faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of Reckless Burning and a Class B misdemeanor charge of Failure to Notify of Burn or Obtain permit. The wildfire burned over 71,000 acres near the town of Brian Head. The cost of fighting […]

  • KUTV anchor Shauna Lake pleads guilty in DUI case

    SALT LAKE CITY — KUTV anchor Shauna Lake pleaded guilty Tuesday to a Class B misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Lake, whose full name is Shauna Lake Marshall, was arrested on suspicion of DUI on May 10 after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped her on the I-215 South belt near 1200 E. The trooper reported Lake had been driving below the speed limit in the far left lane of the freeway. Three other charges against Lake, including a […]

  • Fire burns close to Sandy homes

    SANDY, Utah — A fire that burned through a ravine Monday afternoon came dangerously close to some Sandy homes. It happened near Sandy’s Dimple Dell Park shortly before 4 p.m. Cynthia Cool, who lives nearby, told FOX 13 the flames burned right up to her property line, but neighbors grabbed a garden hose and protected her yard. “We’ve seen a fire at least every two years in the gully and it’s scary,” Cool said. Neighbors told FOX 13 fireworks have […]

  • Shot fired at Ballpark TRAX station

    SALT LAKE CITY — A gunshot was fired Friday morning at the Ballpark TRAX station on 1300 S in Salt Lake City. Utah Transit Authority Police said they received reports the suspect was acting erratically before the shot was fired. “People said he was throwing clothes in the air. And then, all of a sudden, he had this gun and then he fired the one shot straight up,” said UTA spokesman Remi Barron. “Nobody was injured. We’re thankful for that, […]

  • Murray Police looking for bank robbery suspect

    MURRAY, Utah — Detectives with the Murray Police Department hope someone will recognize surveillance images of the suspect in bank robber that occurred Monday. Police said the robbery happened at Deseret First Credit Union, 6060 S Fashion Blvd. Anyone who recognizes the man in the photos (above) is urged to call Det. Smith at 801-264-2552 or dispatch at 801-840-4000. The case # is 17C013119. Messages are also accepted on the Murray Police Facebook page.  

  • Survey by Salt Lake Co. Mayor shows majority supports statewide fireworks ban

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Survey results released Thursday by Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams show more than 66 percent of respondents support banning fireworks statewide in Utah. Of the 4,540 respondents, 66.12 percent support a ban, 15.75 percent oppose a ban, 17.51 answered “Other” and 0.62 percent “Don’t Know.” Some respondents elaborated on their answers, with suggestions such as banning only consumer-grade aerial fireworks or banning all consumer-grade fireworks, but allowing professional fireworks displays. Click here to read […]

  • Two new ‘Harry Potter’ books due out this fall

    LONDON — The British Library will host an exhibition called “Harry Potter: A History of Magic” beginning October 20, and the library has announced two new Harry Potter books coinciding with that date. “Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition,” authored by the library’s curatorial team, will include “exclusive manuscripts, sketches and illustrations from the Harry Potter archive.” The second book, also authored by the library’s curatorial team, is called “Harry Potter: A Journey Through […]