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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
  • Family upset over headstone delay

    OGDEN — Losing a child to SIDS is awful enough, but Ashley and Thomas Hughes of Ogden say their heartache has now lead to frustration because a headstone they ordered and paid for three years ago still isn’t done. “I just don’t think anything compares to losing a child,” Thomas Hughes said. Milo hwas just five months old when he unexpectedly passed away in his sleep from SIDS. “I continued CPR because that’s just what you do even when you […]

  • Police seek suspects after crash in Salt Lake City becomes brazen armed robbery

    SALT LAKE CITY — A 39-year-old woman is still shaken up after she was robbed at knife-point early Wednesday morning. Salt Lake City Police Detective Robert Ungricht says it’s a rare, bold attack. “That’s what’s so crazy about this: It’s such a brazen act just to remove a purse,” Ungricht said. Police say the victim was in her car, driving northbound on Riverside Drive around 1 a.m., when she noticed a black truck in the middle of the road starting […]

  • After tragic death of child, parents raise awareness for ‘Spot the Tot’ campaign

    SOUTHERN UTAH — A Southern Utah family is sharing their tragic story, hoping other parents will never have to live through the pain they’ve experienced. Three years ago Chad Peterson accidentally hit and killed his three-year-old daughter, Natalie. In reaction to their loss, on Monday, the Petersons spoke at Primary Children’s hospital to raise awareness for the “Spot the Tot” campaign. ‘Spot the Tot’ recommends that you walk around your car before you back up. Looking out your rear-view mirror […]

  • Second teen accused in Deserae Turner shooting to stand trial as an adult

    LOGAN, Utah — The second of two teenage boys charged with attempting to murder a Cache County girl will stand trial as an adult, a judge ruled Wednesday morning. The new ruling comes after Judge Angela Fonnesbeck ruled the other boy accused in the case will also stand trial as an adult. Colter Peterson and Jayzon Decker are both facing charges of attempted aggravated murder and other charges in connection with the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner. Colter Peterson is the alleged gunman. His parents were in […]

  • Teen charged with shooting Cache Co. girl in court

    LOGAN, Utah — The teen charged with shooting a Cache County girl in the back of the head in February was back in court on Tuesday to determine whether he’ll be tried as an adult.

  • Teen charged with attacking Cache Co. girl to be tried as an adult

    LOGAN, Utah — One of the teenage boys charged with attempting to murder a Cache County girl in February was in court Monday morning, where a judge ruled he will stand trial as an adult. Deserae Turner, 14, was found in a dry ditch in Smithfield with a gunshot wound to her head. She spent nine weeks at Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City and was released from the hospital on April 20. Deserae has lost control of the left […]

  • Wildlife officials work to limit spread of ‘STD of the sea’ in Utah’s waterways

    SALT LAKE CITY — Clean, drain, and dry. It’s the only way to stop quagga mussels from invading Utah waterways, according to Aquatic Invasive Species Biologist Matt Bartley. “Really nasty little buggers get into the waterways,” Bartley said. “They cause a lot of damage that can cause economic, recreational, agricultural, industrial damage.” The small, clam-like species first showed up in Lake Mead in 2007, and the Department of Wildlife Resources has spent the last ten years trying to keep them […]

  • Fremont High student seriously injured in crash with dump truck

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah – An 18-year-old girl is fighting for her life after an accident involving a tractor trailer in West Haven Wednesday morning. Weber County Sheriff’s deputies say the teen was on her way to Fremont High School when she turned in front of the truck on 4700 west. Deputies say the truck struck the driver’s side of her minivan and shoved it approximately 40-50 feet off the side of the road. She had to be extricated from the car and was […]

  • Mother of 14-year-old girl who was shot speaks out in court

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — One of the two teens charged with trying to kill a 14-year-old Cache County girl was back in court Tuesday to determine if he should be tried as a juvenile or an adult. The prosecution called several witnesses, including Deserae Turner’s mother, April Turner, to make the case that the defendant should be tried in the adult system. “Her eyes were not responsive. Her eyes were so different, so not responsive,” says Turner. “She’s a little […]

  • Suspect who was allegedly part of shooting 14-year-old girl in court

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — One of the two teens charged with attempted murder after shooting a 14-year-old Cache County girl in the head and leaving her to die in a Smithfield canal was back in court Monday. The judge will determine if the 16-year-old defendant will be charged as a juvenile or an adult. The suspect in court Monday is not the one who pulled the trigger, but he’s accused of plotting the murder of the teen who did. With […]

  • Utah family who adopted girl born without limbs now battling cancer

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A family who adopted a limbless child from the Philippines just found out that their son Joshua, who they also adopted from the Philippines, has cancer. Fox 13 introduced you to the Stewarts in March. Adrianne and Jason, who live in West Jordan, adopted Joshua from the Philippines in 2012 when he was a year old. They chose the Philippines because Jason was familiar with the country after serving a Mormon mission there. Then a few […]

  • ’13 Reasons Why’: Utah school district warns parents to be aware of Netflix series about suicide

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — School districts in Utah are warning parents about a new Netflix series that may romanticize suicide. ’13 Reasons Why’ debuted on Netflix on March 31st, and the popular series, which chronicles a teen’s choice to take her own life, has many parents and teachers worried about vulnerable students. As the PTA Director for the Jordan School District, Dawn Ramsey has been getting a lot of calls from parents concerned about the show. “Have you heard […]