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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
  • Ride along with UHP for ‘Operation Rio Grande’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Day two of Operation Rio Grande in downtown Salt Lake City is in the books. It’s a coordinated effort of several law enforcement agencies cracking down on criminal activity in hopes of helping the homeless. Patrolling the streets of the Rio Grande district has not been the norm for UHP trooper Lawrence Hopper, but it is now. “Yeah it’s definitely new,” Hopper said. UHP is joining forces with Salt Lake City Police, Unified Police, and Adult […]

  • Boy, 12, hit by car in West Valley City in fair condition

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A 12-year-old boy is recovering at the hospital after he was hit by a car Monday morning. It happened near 4200 W Deno Drive, where Lynn Green lives with his wife. “I just wish it hadn’t happened,” Green said. Around 9 a.m. Monday, there was some commotion outside Green’s front door. “My wife heard some yelling and I looked out and she says ‘there’s someone under the car’ so she called 911,” says Green. Police said a […]

  • Filming for ‘Secret Angel’ brings early Christmas spirit to Provo Towne Center

    PROVO, Utah — It may be the middle of summer, but at Provo Towne Center it looks like the holidays are just around the corner. Don’t worry, the Christmas creep hasn’t creeped into summer just yet. The mall is decked out because it’s the scene of a new movie called ‘Secret Angel’. Markus Hill is the associate producer of the film. “It’s kind of comical to see people’s reactions as they walk through the doors of the mall and they […]

  • Owners of Layton Subway sue city for defamation over allegations employee drugged officer’s drink

    LAYTON, Utah — The owners of a Layton Subway that received international attention after an employee was accused of putting drugs in a Layton police officer’s drink are suing for defamation. Kristin Myers and Dallas Buttars are the franchise owners, and they’re being represented by attorney Robert Sykes in the suit filed Tuesday. “My life has been changed forever,” Myers said. “It will never be the same.” The owners say the ordeal has cost them $17,000 in business. “I’ve been […]

  • Utah woman suing Costco after E. coli-tainted chicken causes permanent damage

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A Utah County woman is only 20, but her life is already limited because of tainted chicken salad her family bought at Costco. Chloe Rodgerson of Highland hopes her lawsuit against Costco will help her recoup the millions of dollars she has spent on hospital bills over the last two years. Rodgerson is one of 19 people across the country suing Costco for the same reason after she got sick in 2015. Before she ate that salad, […]

  • Live WWII mortar shell found in Cottonwood Heights

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — A family discovered a live, World War II-era mortar at a Cottonwood Heights home Monday afternoon, prompting officials to call in a bomb squad and experts from Hill Air Force Base. “I heard a knock at the door and I went and saw the uniformed police through the glass of the door and I wondered ‘What in the world has happened now?'” said Don Jensen, who lives in the neighborhood. “He said ‘We’re evacuating the neighborhood and […]

  • Utah family speaks after father deported to Samoa due to misdemeanor from 2006

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — Three weeks ago Aufanua Manusina was at the immigration office with his wife, Sauelelee, trying to obtain citizenship. “We were waiting in the lobby and the officer came back out and told us we had to leave; my husband is not coming home with us,” Manusina said. His wife never saw this coming. “I had no idea that this is going to happen, that we’re going to end up like this. I’m going to end up […]

  • UDOT worker recovering after out-of-control semi hits him

    HEBER CITY, Utah — Morgan McCarthey has worked for UDOT for almost 13 years, but it wasn’t until July 20 that the potential danger of his job became impossible to ignore. “I never thought in my life that something like this could happen to me,” McCarthey said. McCarthey and his crew of four men had just arrived to inspect the Jeremy Ranch bridge, and had pulled off on the shoulder of Interstate 80.  When McCarthey got out of his vehicle, […]

  • S.L. County recorder Gary Ott hadn’t been in control for years, investigation finds

    SALT LAKE CITY — An investigation released Monday into the operations of Salt Lake County recorder Gary Ott’s office reveals Ott hadn’t been in control for several years. Ott’s court-approved resignation takes effect Tuesday and chief deputy Julie Dole is set to take over, but state auditor John Dougall’s investigation questions whether or not that should happen. “Starting tomorrow I’m the recorder of Salt Lake County,” Dole said. It’s the job Dole has been doing for years, according to Dougall, […]

  • Elite climbers make a splash at ‘Psicobloc Masters’ in Park City

    PARK CITY, Utah — Climbers from around the world were in Park City this week competing in a unique event that is as challenging as it is terrifying. The Psicobloc Masters, “Psicobloc” translates to “psychotic bouldering” in English and is also known as deep water soloing, is the brainchild of elite climber Chris Sharma. “This is a different format than most climbing,” Sharma said. Different is an understatement. World class climbers met at Utah Olympic Park to take on this […]

  • Groups file lawsuit against Utah’s Lt. Gov. over access to voter information

    SALT LAKE CITY — A lawsuit has been filed against the Lt. Governor of Utah to ensure that certain voter information is kept private. The lawsuit was filed by the Utah League of Women Voters and the United Latin American Citizens of Utah this week. Catherine Weller, the Co-President of the League of Women Voters, says it’s a lawsuit to protect voting. “It’s what brings us together as Americans: It is the most American of things,” Weller said of voting. […]

  • Duchesne Co. mom sues Sheriff’s Office for excessive use of force against boy with autism

    DUCHESNE, Utah — A Duchesne County family is suing the sheriff’s department after an encounter with their 13-year-old son with autism. It was back in April that the 13-year-old boy, who we’re not identifying for privacy reasons, took his hamster out for a walk in his neighborhood, something he does pretty regularly. Someone called 911 and reported someone suspicious and when the responding officer, Sgt. Carl Reilley approached, he says the young man started to run. That’s when Sgt. Reilley […]