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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
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    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 […]

  • Huntsman Mary Beckerle CEO reinstated

    SALT LAKE CITY — Big news from the University of Utah Tuesday. Eight days after the CEO of the Huntsman Cancer Institute was fired via email, Dr. Mary Beckerle has been reinstated. In a statement released Tuesday, University of Utah President, David Pershing, said in part that “Dr. Mary Beckerle will, effective immediately, resume her service as the CEO and Director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.” Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO and Director of Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of […]

  • Police identify woman who drowned in Parley’s Creek

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police have identified the woman who drowned trying to save her dogs in Parley’s Creek on Sunday. Police said Liudmilla Feldman, 58, jumped in after her dogs at Tanner Park around 6:30 p.m. Despite the best efforts of her husband and a good samaritan, she was pronounced dead at the scene. Unified Fire just started this year’s water rescue training and Unified Fire Captain, Jay Torgerson, said Sunday’s drowning is a tragic reminder of how dangerous […]

  • Jon Huntsman Sr. weighs in as protests continue over firing of CEO at Huntsman Cancer Institute

    SALT LAKE CITY — It was another day with more protests over the firing of the Huntsman Cancer Institute CEO with perhaps the most notable remarks coming from Jon Huntsman Senior, who founded the Huntsman Institute a quarter of a century ago. “It was terribly underhanded. Terribly unethical,” Huntsman said. Over the phone, Huntsman told Fox 13 he’s been getting non-stop phone calls from around the world from people who are upset about the way the CEO of the world […]

  • ‘I am tougher than a bullet’: Utah teen shot in the head during robbery released from hospital

    SALT LAKE CITY — Nine weeks after she was found in a dry canal with a gunshot wound to the head, Deserae Turner and her family spoke to media as the 14-year-old fighter was released from Primary Children’s Hospital Thursday. “What a great day,” Matt Turner, Deserae’s father, said. “Because of the love and care of so many, we are taking our beautiful and courageous daughter home today. Nine weeks ago we did not know if this was possible, words […]

  • After finding success in Utah, man hopes to return home to serve as president of Kenya

    SALT LAKE CITY — Growing up in a small, poor village in Kenya, Amram Musungu knew he wanted more for his life. “Some of those experiences that I went through really helped me to realize that I can be better,” Musungu said. Some of those experiences include walking 25 miles back and forth to school without any shoes. “We’re talking about a village that did not have electricity, no running water,” Musungu said. In 1992, he met some missionaries in […]

  • WVC Duplex catches fire, displaces two families

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The Red Cross is assisting two families after a fire broke out in their West Valley duplex on Tuesday. Officials said the duplex on the 3300 block of Valcrest Circle caught fire around noon. When crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from the attic, according to West Valley City Fire Battalion Chief, Jeff Fox. “It looks like it possibly started in the back worked its way up into the attic space,” says Fox. Attic […]

  • Crews not giving up after days of searching for missing hiker

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    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A local woman is giving the Grinch a new look by giving back. Sheena Rose started the non-profit “The Giving Grinch” more than 20 years ago, but this time the family she’s giving back to holds a special place in her heart. Rose loves dressing up as the Grinch to give back to local families, but her day job is running a daycare. “The 4-year-old came to me and told me that her mom’s going to […]

  • Jazz fans raising funds for billboard to urge Gordon Hayward to stay in Utah

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  • 10-year-old boy saves family from house fire on birthday

    ROY, Utah — A 10-year-old boy celebrating his birthday saved his family from a house fire on Tuesday. The fire broke out just before 9 a.m. at 4316 South 2875 West because of an electrical issue with the refrigerator motor, firefighters said. His mom, Jacque Sparks, told Fox13 in tears, that they had planned to spend the day celebrating. “We just finished having birthday breakfast and they were watching tv before we went and did something for his birthday,” Sparks […]

  • Police: 19-year-old woman shot to death, found inside car in Taylorsville apartments

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police found a woman shot to death inside a car in an apartment parking lot early Monday morning. Unified Police found 19-year-old Maria Ayala shot to death just after 1 a.m. in the Callaway Apartments on 1141 West 3900 South. According to Lt. Brian Lohrke of UPD Ayala doesn’t live at the apartments and police aren’t sure what she was doing there. Four juveniles who police believe are connected to the crime have been taken in for […]