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
  • UVU opens crime scene investigation house

    OREM, Utah — Forensic science students at Utah Valley University have a new place to conduct mock investigations and record their findings. A crime scene investigation house opened Friday at 1138 S 400 W in Orem, near the university’s main campus. According to the university, the house replicates a standard residence in most ways, but the garage has been converted to an office space where instructors can monitor their students via cameras set up in each room of the house. […]

  • Sea World brings ‘animal ambassadors’ to FOX 13

    Sea World’s Kylene Plemons visited FOX 13 Friday morning, and she brought some of the park’s “animal ambassadors” with her. Watch these videos for some fun trivia about red kangaroos, kinkajous, lemurs and other exotic animals!  

  • Big changes coming to Vivint Smart Home Arena

    SALT LAKE CITY — Vivint Smart Home Arena is undergoing a major $125 million remodel, and it’s expected to be completed in six months. Renovations include: street-level ticket and box office services a plaza entrance atrium new plush and contour foam seating throughout the arena new food stands (R&R Barbeque, Maxwell’s, Cubby’s, Chubasco, Hires Big H, J Dawgs) “social zones” where guests can walk around the upper floor of the stadium and still watch the game remodeled suites an “Executives Club” area […]

  • Man jailed in Davis County on sex offense charges involving martial arts student

    CLEARFIELD, Utah — A 20-year-old man has been booked into the Davis County Jail on sex offense charges involving a minor, and Clearfield police said the alleged victim met the suspect through his position as her martial arts instructor. Damian Fullmer faces six counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of forcible sodomy of a child. He was booked into jail Thursday and later released on a $150,000 bail. According to Clearfield police, Fullmer worked at Evolutionary Martial Arts […]

  • Utah officers gather in Sandy for annual gang conference

    SANDY, Utah — Law enforcement officers from the around the state gathered in Sandy Thursday for Utah’s 27th annual gang conference, in which officials discuss ways to solve Utah’s ongoing gang problem. The rise of social media has been a blessing and a curse for police involved in gang investigations. Young gangsters often use social media to flaunt their lifestyles, police said, and this tends to glamorize so-called “thug life.” But social media postings by suspected gang members also give police […]

  • Report: Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey accused of domestic violence

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey has been accused of domestic violence by his former fiancee, according to a report by TMZ. Withey’s accuser is Kennedy Summers, the report said, and law enforcement officials in California are looking into one alleged incident from 2016. According to TMZ, no report was filed at the time of the alleged incident, but since Withey has traveled to Los Angeles for games against the LA Clippers, Summers feared for her safety […]

  • Police identify suspicious package that forced evacuations in Spring City

    SPRING CITY, Utah — Residents of a neighborhood in Spring City were evacuated Thursday morning after an ammunition can was found near a public monument. Spring City Police Chief Clark Christensen said the ammo can, which was found around 8:30 a.m. near a baseball field at 100 S, had been chained to the monument and partially buried. Police closed the street and asked nearby residents to evacuate as they assessed the situation. The Utah County Bomb Squad was dispatched to make sure […]

  • Search for Utah woman and step-grandson missing in Grand Canyon to be scaled back

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz — The families of a Utah woman and her step-grandson who disappeared in Grand Canyon National Park issued a statement saying they support the park’s decision to scale back the search. Lou Ann Merrell, 62, of Vernal, and Jackson Standefer, 14, of Chattanooga, Tenn. were swept away Saturday in the canyon’s Tapeats Creek. According to Chief Park Ranger Matt Vandzura, Merrell and Standefer were with a group of four crossing the creek when they got swept into the […]

  • Trending: Snake on a train, skier fails jump and flips seven times

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  • Parents regularly allowed 14-year-old to smoke marijuana, Spanish Fork police say

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — The parents of a 14-year-old boy and another man were arrested earlier this week after Spanish Fork police said they found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and guns in a home. Edwin Lee Steward and Valerie Steward, both 37, face charges of child endangerment, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police also arrested 35-year-old Wesley Morse Vivian on charges of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, possession […]

  • Former USU football player accused of rape bound over for trial

    LOGAN, Utah — A Former Utah State University football player, who was also briefly signed with the Atlanta Falcons, has been bound over for trial after a Logan judge’s ruling on Wednesday. Judge Brian Cannell heard closing statements Wednesday morning from 23-year-old Torrey Green’s defense attorneys as well as Deputy Cache County prosecutors. They summed up the alleged victims’ testimony from three days of hearings in March. During that time, prosecutors also presented text messages that they say prove Green […]

  • Reactions to Rep. Chaffetz’s announcement to not seek re-election in 2018

    SALT LAKE CITY — Political groups and local politicians are reacting to Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2018. Read their statements below. Utah Governor Gary Herbert I was as stunned as anyone to learn of Congressman Chaffetz’ decision not to seek re-election or any public office in 2018. Congressman Chaffetz has represented Utah in the United States House of Representatives with distinction, and I have appreciated working him over the last eight years on […]