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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

Recent Articles
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    SALT LAKE CITY – A teen accused of killing his 12-year-old neighbor two years ago is taking a blended plea deal. Police charged 18-year-old Jayden Sterzer with aggravated murder and rape of a child in July of 2015, but this is the first substantial move forward in this tragic case.​ The case has been essentially on hold since Sterzer was charged, because his attorneys had been arguing that he didn’t understand the charges against him. However last month, juvenile court judge James […]

  • Salt Lake City Police arrest man outside press conference after he announces excessive force lawsuit

    SALT LAKE CITY — A dramatic turn of events Wednesday afternoon in a lawsuit involving a man bitten by a Salt Lake City Police K9. Right after that lawsuit was announced, the man who filed it was arrested. Meet 61-year-old Jackie Sanchez. “It was like a nightmare. It seemed unreal,” Sanchez said. He said he suffered serious injuries after he was attacked by a police K9 on July 28. Sanchez claims the hospital bills have amounted to more than $30,000. […]

  • Davis County 19-year-old arrested for abusing, killing 7-week-old son

    CLEARFIELD, Utah – Clint Nokes, 19, is facing child abuse homicide charges after police found his seven-week-old son, Hudson, unresponsive at his Clearfield townhouse. Assistant Police Chief, Kelly Bennett, with the Clearfield Police Department, says Nokes called 911 on Friday afternoon saying his baby wasn’t breathing. When police arrived, they performed CPR and rushed Hudson to Primary Children’s Hospital, where he passed away Saturday. “During that short time, our initial investigation, we believe there were signs and symptoms of abuse,” […]

  • Protesters gather at Utah State Capitol, tell why they oppose Trump’s National Monument shrinking

    SALT LAKE CITY – On his trip to Utah, President Trump was welcomed by thousands of angry locals. Heather Hale of Salt Lake City is one of many who braved the season’s first snow, holding signs. “The man has never spent a day in nature. How about he goes out and actually sees what he’s doing,” said Hale. The message, according to Nicole Croft, the Executive Director of Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, is simple. “The Utah people stand with their […]

  • Care Cuts treats refugee children living in Utah to hair cuts, makeovers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Kids at the Bud Bailey Apartments, an affordable housing community for refugees, spent the day getting pampered. The non-profit group Care Cuts treated the kids to haircuts, manicures, make-up, and face painting—but the impact goes beyond skin deep. With every snip, spray, and a whole lot of style, a smile spreads across a child’s face. Marco Diaz founded Care Cuts two years ago. “One of the biggest things that we hear back is that they feel […]

  • Suspect accused of impersonating a police officer and sexually assaulting woman is arrested

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police have a Saratoga Springs man in custody after they say he impersonated an officer and sexually assaulted a woman. Police say the suspect, 41-year-old Christopher Scott, contacted the victim in April on the website,, a classified advertising website. That’s where they set up to meet at a West Valley motel, according to Salt Lake City Police detective, Greg Wilking. “He actually shows a badge but it’s a firefighter badge and my understanding is it’s […]

  • Former Utah corrections officer arrested for forcible sex abuse

    UTAH – A former Utah corrections officer charged with sexual abuse has been arrested in Hawaii more than a decade after the crime occurred. William Lawrence was certainly living the high life in Hawaii, but there he was known as John Phillips, according to Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal, Derryl Spencer. “We believe he was working construction. Had a pretty stable life. He’s got a teenage daughter that lives there with him and a new girlfriend,” says Spencer. Before he […]

  • How construction at Salt Lake International Airport could impact your travel plans

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  • Authorities asking for public’s help finding Rosie Tapia’s killer 22 years later

    SALT LAKE CITY – A new coalition is asking for help solving the Rosie Tapia murder case Monday, 22 years after she was killed. The Tapia family, attorneys, businesses and residents are coming together to ask for your help solving the murder. Tapia disappeared from her home at the Heartland Apartments in Salt Lake City on Aug. 13, 1995. Police found her body hours later in a nearby canal. Rosie’s mother, Lewina Tapia, returned to the complex where Rosie was […]

  • These Utah based coffee company owners are, ‘great Americans,’ according to Donald Trump Jr.

    SALT LAKE CITY – A local coffee company is getting a lot of national attention, after an endorsement on twitter from Donald Trump Jr. and Sean Hannity. It started over the weekend when loyal Hannity viewers started crushing their keurig machines, because the company pulled its ads from the Fox show due to Hannity’s support of Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore, accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls when he was in his 30s. However, while Hannity fans crush one company, […]

  • Petition works to change Utah high school mascot that sounds like male anatomy

    FARMINGTON, Utah – An online petition has gained more than 2,600 signatures to change the name of the mascot for the new high school to be built in Farmington. The mascot will be the phoenix, a bird that rises from the ashes in Greek Mythology. The petition explains, when cheering for the team, no one will say “go, phoenix,’ and instead use the plural form of phoenix, saying “go, phoenices.” Some say that sounds a lot like a part of […]

  • Man arrested in Hawaii extradited to Utah on two counts of aggravated murder

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — After being arrested in Hawaii last month, Christopher Poulson waived his right to an extradition hearing. Poulson is now back in Utah and being held at the Utah County Jail. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder. Lt. Craig Martinez with the Orem Police Department says they haven’t spoken with Poulson yet. “Even though he’s here in jail, our detectives are not going to go see him,” Martinez said. “We’re not going to […]