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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
  • Pepsi is the new normal at the University of Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – Pretty soon it’s going to be hard to get your Coca-Cola fix on the University of Utah campus. After a ten year contract with Coke, the U has a signed a new contract with Pepsi. John Nixon, the Vice President of Administrative Services at the University of Utah, says they wanted to explore other options. “We put the bid out about several months ago and Pepsi was very hungry for the sponsorship,” says Nixon. Part of the Pepsi […]

  • Utah teen speaks after video of her testimony on being Mormon and gay goes viral

    UTAH COUNTY — A young girl from Utah County is making national headlines after video surfaced on social media of her bearing her testimony on being Mormon and gay to her LDS Church congregation. Savannah, who turned 13 years old Wednesday, spoke about her sexuality during a testimony meeting last month. Savannah says she started realizing she was different from her friends in 6th grade. While they were sharing their feelings about boys, she was crushing on girls. Being raised […]

  • Imam returns to Utah after being put on ‘no-fly’ list in Africa

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A local Muslim leader is finally back in Utah with his family after being detained several times during his journey from Kenya, despite being a U.S. citizen. Several supporters cheered when Imam Abdi and his family walked through the gates at Salt Lake International Airport Sunday. “It’s a great day today, we are so happy,” Imam Abdi said. Abdi is an Imam at a local Mosque and flew back to Africa to get his wife […]

  • Dashcam captures wrong-way crash on I-215; UHP still looking for suspect

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A terrifying crash was caught on camera, and the driver responsible is still on the loose. It happened late Saturday night on I-215 Westbound right before the 4500 South exit in West Valley City. Sunny Mallick says he was following his friend on I-215 when all of a sudden his friend hit his brakes. “He moves over to the right just a little bit, causing me to see the headlights, so I immediately try to swerve out […]

  • Frantic 911 calls tell haunting tale before and after Sandy shooting

    SANDY, Utah – A week after a tragic shooting in Sandy that left a mother and her youngest son dead, we’re hearing the frantic and telling 911 calls from that day. A memorial is now where the scene was covered in crime tape after several people witnessed a shooting in the middle of the Sandy street. Those people called 911, desperate to help in any way they could. Caller: “Oh my God.” Dispatch: “OK, stay on the phone with me, […]

  • Police investigating hit-and-run crash in West Valley City as homicide case

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in West Valley City Wednesday, and police confirm they are investigating the case as a homicide. The crash occurred in the area of 4100 South and 3600 West around 3:40 p.m. West Valley City Police confirm the pedestrian was killed in the crash and the driver fled the scene. The victim was crossing at 4100 South when the crash occurred. The deceased was later identified as 47-year-old […]

  • Brush fire slows traffic on I-80, prompts evacuations near Salt Lake City airport

    SALT LAKE CITY — A brush fire was affecting traffic on I-80 between Redwood Road and Wright Brothers Drive Wednesday night, and nearby businesses on the south side of I-80 were evacuated. As of 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, fire officials said the blaze was burning on 15 acres. There are no reports of injuries, and no buildings are involved. Firefighters say operations at the airport are unaffected. UDOT says the fire was affecting traffic in both directions on I-80, and the […]

  • Salt Lake County Mayor calls for recorder’s resignation due to competency concerns

    SALT LAKE COUNTY – Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams is calling for the resignation of County Recorder Gary Ott amid concerns about Ott’s mental capacity. The remarks from McAdams come after a recent taped encounter with a Deseret News reporter where Ott had trouble answering basic questions, such as: “Where do you live?” Katie McKellar, Deseret News: “So do you live up here in North Ogden?” Ott: “Well…at this height that we’re at where uh… this little area right […]

  • Concerns growing for competency, well-being of Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Concerns continue to mount about Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott. Many Salt Lake County councilors are worried about his health and whether he can do the job he was elected to do. Ott has spent a lot of time dodging interviews, but Deseret News reporter Katie McKellar approached him recently and recorded the conversation. His answers to simple questions like “Where do you live?” seem to indicate Ott’s mental capacity is diminishing. “The thing […]

  • Thousands celebrate Pride in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — The colors of the rainbow took over the streets of Salt Lake City Sunday morning, symbolizing a diverse crowd where differences are celebrated. “The movement and the beauty and the love and the support that we have for diversity and for our LGBTQ community is very strong,” says Stephanie of Salt Lake City. It’s not something people would necessarily expect here in Utah. “I think we’ve come a long way. We still have a lot to […]

  • Police seek help identifying suspect in Salt Lake County crime spree

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Police need your help finding a man wanted in two cities. According to Sgt. Chad Carpenter, Draper police were called to a home Thursday afternoon after the homeowner realized someone had been in their house and stolen their car. “Throughout the afternoon, the suspect actually went to a different house, dropped off the initial car that he stole and stole a second car after he went into that person’s house,” Carpenter said. That car is […]

  • High-speed chase leads to officer-involved shooting

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A high-speed chase that started in Salt Lake City early Tuesday morning ended in Tooele County with an officer-involved shooting. It started just before 5 a.m. Tuesday with a shooting in the Rio Grande District at 235 South 500 West. About twenty minutes later, Salt Lake City Police was able to locate the car that the suspects from the shooting were driving, near the University of Utah. “The chase went through Salt Lake City, headed East […]