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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
  • Lack of snow in Utah is bad news for bears

    EMERY COUNTY, Utah – A dry summer followed by a winter that has left Utah’s snowpack below average this year is bad news for bears. Snowpack ranges from 46 percent of normal in some southern Utah areas to 81 percent in a couple of northeast parts of the state. The average for the state is just under 60 percent of normal. This week biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources were in Emery County looking for Black Bears. “Each year […]

  • Family mourning baby’s death claims West Valley officers abused family

    WEST VALLEY CITY – A West Valley City family is considering a lawsuit after they say two West Valley City police officers entered their home illegally and assaulted them. On February 24, Marissa Estrada and her husband, Tevin Evans, rushed their two-month-old son, Cameron to the hospital where he unexpectedly died from RSV. “I’ll never get to hear him laugh. I saw him smile one time,” Estrada said. A few hours later, per protocol, West Valley City Police showed up to […]

  • Utah students discuss their reasons for walking out in solidarity with Parkland survivors

    SALT LAKE CITY — Enough is enough. That’s the message behind the nationwide walkout that thousands of Utah students participated in. With the motto emblazoned on their chests, thousands of students at Highland High School and Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts walked out of their classrooms when the clock struck 10 Wednesday morning. Ermiya Fanaeian, a senior at Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts, organized the peaceful protest. “I’m tired of schools being the new American battleground,” […]

  • Pothole Patrol: Fed up with potholes? UDOT says you’re not alone

    SALT LAKE CITY –  Fed up with potholes? You’re not alone. The Utah Department of Transportation says Utah’s weather provides the perfect storm for pothole problems. UDOT took us on a ride-along as it filled some of the most dangerous potholes; the ones on highways known to cause serious issues if you hit them going freeway speeds. The issue is, during the winter months, UDOT says it has to fill these same potholes almost every week because the weather can […]

  • Junior high teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

    PRESTON, Idaho – A school district in Preston, Idaho is investigating an incident that took place at Preston Junior High last week. Deputies say a science teacher, Robert Crosland, fed a live puppy to one of his reptiles in front of students. Local animal activist, Jill Parrish, is the one who filed the police report. “What I have learned in the last four days is disgusting. It is sick. It is sick,” said Parrish. Parrish says a teacher told her that […]

  • Survivor of Trolley Square shooting reaches out to Parkland student

    SALT LAKE CITY — In the midst of the deadly shooting in Parkland Florida, a Utah woman was reaching out in real-time to one of the victims. Thanks to social media, Britnee Webb was able to tell a scared student he wasn’t alone. “That picture just was like, whoa, like triggering. I know that feeling,” Webb said. The feeling of hiding in the middle of a mass shooting is something Webb experienced 11 years ago while celebrating her birthday at […]

  • Lawyers who received accidental email of woman’s breasts speak out

    SALT LAKE CITY – Every lawyer in the state of Utah is abreast of a big blunder. Monday afternoon, more than 11,000 lawyers got an email from the Utah Bar Association about an upcoming conference in St. George and if you scroll to the bottom, there’s an image of a woman’s breasts. Attorney Peter Richins is one of many lawyers who saw the email. “Well I was little shocked actually because I don’t expect to see that kind of thing […]

  • Ogden residents terrified after man breaks into house while running from police

    OGDEN, Utah – Two families living in an Ogden home are terrified after they say a man running from police broke into their house in the middle of the night. Ogden Police say they’d been looking for David Rowley for a weapons disturbance complaint. Just after 4:00 a.m. Monday, they saw him driving a stolen car and tried to pull him over. Police say Rowley was driving erratically and trying to get away from them when he turned on to […]

  • Former AG John Swallow sues Utah for reimbursement of legal costs in corruption case

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Attorney General John Swallow is suing the state of Utah, seeking reimbursement for the $1.5 million he spent defending himself against corruption charges he was eventually acquitted of. “I’m clearly entitled. I clearly qualify. I’m clearly eligible, and I have no choice but to sue the state,” Swallow said. Swallow said he’s spent most of his savings on his defense. “We went into our retirement funds,” he said. “We had to borrow money on our […]

  • Utah police take each threat to school safety seriously

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – It may be a joke, but Salt Lake County Sheriff, Rosie Rivera, is not laughing. “It’s not appropriate to do. It’s not funny and there are consequences,” said Rivera. Since the deadly school shooting in Parkland Florida, several students across the state have been making threats on Snapchat. There have been five reported incidents that we’re aware of. One at Eastmont Middle School in the Canyons School District, another at Wasatch High in Heber, one at […]

  • Utah GOP passes bylaw preventing signature gathering

    SALT LAKE CITY – A bylaw passed over the weekend by the Utah Republican Party would prevent candidates who gather signatures to get on the ballot from running as Republicans. Phill Wright, a member of Utah GOP Central Committee, is one of the Republicans who want to see candidates go through the caucus system if they want to run. “If someone just gathers signatures and goes around those delegates they can’t be vetted. There’s no way for the party to […]

  • Loved ones gather at Herriman High as student killed in crash laid to rest

    HERRIMAN, Utah — Herriman High School Senior Bryson Hathaway was laid to rest Wednesday, a week after the deadly crash on Bangerter Highway that took his life. The funeral was held at Herriman High School, and the lobby transformed into a memorial with pictures and tributes, as friends, family, and classmates packed into the school’s auditorium for the service. Dustin Pearce, Herriman High football coach, explains why the school is such a fitting place to say goodbye to Hathaway. “Bryson […]