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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    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Two men have been arrested in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in the parking lot of a credit union in Cottonwood Heights last week. A woman is also wanted for questioning. Police said Mauricio Martinez, 31, had been shot multiple times before he was found dead in a car at Mountain America Credit Union near 3000 E. and 6485 S. at about 7 a.m. Friday. Marco Antonio A. Garcia, 26, […]

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    Rescuers help two teens stranded in Weber County

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Two teenagers have been rescued after they were stranded overnight in the Cutler Flats area of northern Weber County. The pair set out for a hike on the Ben Lomond Trail, near the North Fork Campground, around 3 p.m. Monday. By 9 p.m., they realize they couldn’t find their way back and called for help. Search and rescue crews had a difficult time finding a good way to reach the lost hikers. “The other team that […]

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    Davis School District principal accused of domestic violence, making death threat

    WEST POINT, Utah — A Davis School District principal was arrested Friday night after he was accused of domestic violence and threatening to kill another person. According to a probable cause statement from Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Donald Heywood Beatty, 53, was having a conversation with a woman when she tried to leave the room. Beatty told police he “closed the door and would not let her leave,” the statement said. The woman told officers that Beatty prevented her from […]

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    Watch Elizabeth Smart’s debut as a special correspondent on ‘Crime Watch Daily’

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    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ teaser trailer gives first look at castle, Emma Watson as Belle

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    IRON COUNTY, Utah — Investigators believe a body found in Iron County on Sunday is that of Daniel Brown, a Cedar City man who disappeared in late March. Brown, 34, was traveling with his wife and four children on March 29 when their vehicle got stuck on a mountain road in the Kane Springs area, northwest of Parowan, according to a news release from Iron County Sheriff’s Office. Brown walked away from the vehicle in an effort to get help, […]

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    Deceased UTA worker’s truck found in Wyoming

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    Trump names Utah’s Thomas Lee as potential Supreme Court nominee

    (CNN) — Donald Trump on Wednesday unveiled a list of 11 judges he would consider nominating to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. The list includes: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Thomas Lee is […]

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    Police identify man critically injured in motorcycle crash on I-15

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