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Dora Scheidell joined Fox13 in September 2015 as a weekend anchor and reporter.
Before joining the Fox13 team, she worked as the weekend anchor and multimedia journalist at CNYCentral in Syracuse NY. Before moving to the East Coast, Dora was a multimedia journalist at KRNV News 4 in Reno, Nevada. She was a one woman band: writing, shooting, editing, and reporting. Before moving in front of the camera, Dora spent a year producing the 5pm news at KRNV. She also worked as an assignment editor and a writer in San Diego after graduating with a Communications degree from the University of California, San Diego.
Dora chose a career in journalism because of her insatiable curiosity about people, a desire to learn new things, and a need to connect with others.
After three years in snowy Syracuse, she’s thrilled to be living closer to her family and friends in California.
Already blown away by the natural beauty in Salt Lake City, Dora is excited to explore all that Utah has to offer and hopes to learn how to ski this winter.
Being new to the area, Dora is always looking to meet new people and share their stories. Feel free to contact her anytime at Dora.Scheidell@fox13now.com

Recent Articles
  • Animal activists face up to 60 years in prison for stealing two pigs from farm

    SALT LAKE CITY – Five animal activists from California are facing felony charges after the Utah attorney general says they stole two piglets from a hog farm in Beaver County. The defendants are accused of stealing the pigs from Smithfield Foods Circle Four Farms near Milford in March 2017. Co-founder of Direct Action Everywhere, Wayne Hsiung, filmed a 360-degree virtual reality video inside a Smithfield Foods barn in Beaver County. He posted it online, a tactic known as open rescue. […]

  • Man employed as crossing guard exposes himself to children, father confronts him

    PROVO, Utah – A Provo man is facing serious charges after police say he exposed himself in front of young children over the weekend and then pepper sprayed their father. German Mosso and his young family just moved into their Provo neighborhood a few months ago. “We just bought our first house and one of the main reasons we moved there is because of the neighborhood because it seemed so safe and secure,” said Mosso. Safe and secure is not […]

  • Loved ones speak after teen killed in head-on crash in Taylorsville

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — We’re learning more about the young victim of a head-on crash in Taylorsville. Police say Nevaeh Padilla, 14, was killed when Casey Zimelis-Cook, 19, crashed into a car head-on while running from police. Thai-Lee Smith and Nevaeh Padilla were pretty much inseparable. “They had an unbreakable bond. I mean, they were best friends. Nevaeh spent a lot of time here. Thai-lee spent a lot of time at Neveah’s house,” says Thai-Lee’s mother, Angelita Smith. Thai-Lee and Angelita […]

  • ‘It terrifies me’: Video shows stranger enter Layton bedroom and expose himself while baby, mom sleep

    LAYTON, Utah — Layton Police hope someone can help them identify the person who broke into a home and walked around a master bedroom where a woman and her baby were sleeping. According to a Facebook post from Layton Police, the burglary happened around 3:40 Monday morning at a home near 2500 E and 200 S. Police said part of the burglary was captured on a baby cam, and the video footage shows the burglar exposing himself and standing next […]

  • Financial difficulties lead to major layoffs at The Salt Lake Tribune

    SALT LAKE CITY — A sad day for local journalism – Utah’s largest newspaper, The Salt Lake Tribune, laid off more than one-third of its newsroom staff Monday morning. Michelle Quist is one of 34 employees who walked out of The Salt Lake Tribune’s offices carrying a box full of belongings. “I’m a member, or no, I was a member of the board, the editorial board,” Quist said. The former lawyer had been with the paper for just over a year. […]

  • Suspect in homicide of 15-year-old taken into custody in Colorado

    SALT LAKE CITY – The 24-year-old suspect in the homicide of a 15-year-old girl was taken into custody Wednesday, the Salt Lake City Police Department said. According to police, at around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, law enforcement officials in Colorado took 24-year-old Shaun French into custody without incident. Police officially named French as a suspect in the homicide. He originally had a warrant out for his arrest for three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. According to a probable […]

  • Friends of murdered 15-year-old remember her as ‘absolutely fearless’

    SALT LAKE CITY – We’re learning more about the victim in a violent homicide in Rose Park Monday evening. Police have identified her as 15-year-old Baleigh Bagshaw. Maddie Valdez says she met her on the first day of third grade at the bus stop. “Baleigh was one of my greatest friends that I ever had,” said Valdez. Valdez found out what happened after seeing a post from Bagshaw’s sister on Facebook Monday night. She was completely shocked because they had […]

  • From pain and grief to healing: Deserae Turner’s story of survival after being shot and left for dead

    LOGAN, Utah – Deserae Turner is back at school, but she’s not learning math and history. She’s learning how to use her left hand again. “This hand you don’t have to think about it working. This one you’re like how do you make it work,” said Turner. She’s starting to use her left leg, but it’s a slow process. “The right side of my brain got hit, thus the left side of my body,” said Turner. 16-year-old Deserae is talking […]

  • Puppy store owner upset over proposed Sandy ordinance banning stores like hers

    WEST JORDAN, Utah – Lizzie Hewlett originally wanted to open her store, Puppy Matchmakers, in Sandy, but when she applied for a business license and went to a town meeting as part of the process, she got a lot of pushback. “Unfortunately I didn’t feel like they knew a lot about me or about my business, which is brand new, and none of them had spoken with me before the meeting; but they came in with an agenda,” said Hewlett. […]

  • Utahns raise awareness for rare, undiagnosed diseases

    SALT LAKE CITY — About six million people in America are sitting in a doctor’s office without a diagnosis, and another 30 million have been diagnosed with a rare disease. To help raise awareness, local families suffering from rare, undiagnosed diseases explained their struggle to the next generation of doctors at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Gina Szajnuk and Shauna Bingham share the same struggle. “We can’t fix them. We don’t know what it is,” Szajnuk said. All […]

  • Former corrections officer who fled to Hawaii sentenced for forcible sex abuse

    WEST JORDAN, Utah – A former corrections officer who fled to Hawaii for ten years to avoid forcible sex abuse charges learned his fate Monday. According to a probable cause statement, William Lawrence, the former corrections officer, handcuffed the victim to his bed in his apartment on Redwood Road in West Jordan in 2006. Prosecutors said he showed her his badge and told her to provide him with sexual services or he’d take her downtown to the Salt Lake County Jail […]

  • SLC officer who asked not to participate in Pride Parade speaks after department audit

    SALT LAKE CITY – A new state audit released Tuesday has good and bad things to say about how the Salt Lake City Police Department has handled some high profile cases in recent years. The audit praised the way the department handled last year’s incident involving nurse Alex Wubbels. You probably remember the disturbing body camera footage where she’s forcibly taken into custody after refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant. The audit says the department […]