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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
  • UTA to build new fence separating Gateway Mall from nearby homeless shelter

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s a new gate for the new Gateway. Matthew Rojas, Director of Communications for the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, described the new fence that will separate the homeless shelter and the mall on 200 South between 400 and 500 West. “It’s going to be a five foot chain-link fence kind of wrapped in vinyl,” Rojas said. UTA will be building it and paying for it, after a joint investigation with the city found several safety […]

  • Provo mayor addresses Provo police chief’s resignation, sex assault allegations

    PROVO, Utah – We’re learning more information about why Provo police chief John King resigned this week. During a press conference Thursday, Provo Mayor John Curtis told the media it was because of sexual assault allegations against Chief King. “He, in my opinion, lost his ability to govern this department with the confidence of the city,” Curtis said. Mayor Curtis told the media that it was on February 8 that he received a complaint alleging that Chief King sexually assaulted […]

  • Riverton family finds globe-trotting nanny for round-the-world trip

    RIVERTON, Utah — A Riverton family looking for a nanny to travel the world with them made their pick after receiving 24,244 applications. Derek and M’Kenzie Tillotson requested a globe-trotting nanny on social media and the post went viral. Eventually, the family had to cut-off the applications but still allowed people to keep applying and told them they’d be on a wait list. It wasn’t easy, but the Tillotsons managed to narrow down the list to 50. “Our family at one […]

  • Family speaks as man injured in explosion at Ogden home fights for his life

    OGDEN, Utah — To neighbors, he’s known as uncle Bobby. But to his eleven kids, he’s dad. Robert Orris is one of his sons. “He was a good, loving father, and he just wanted to be with his kids: That’s all he wanted,” Robert Orris said. In video captured Tuesday night, you can see Bobby Orris as he narrowly escapes from the roof of his Ogden home after it exploded and burst into flames. He was rushed to the University […]

  • Vision for The Gateway’s future focuses on entertainment over shopping

    SALT LAKE CITY — Brandi Allen used to come to The Gateway all the time as a teenager. “I mean this was the mall to go to for sure, and now it’s falling apart kind of,” Allen said. However, when she came back Thursday with her kids, she was pretty disappointed and she’s not alone. Brianne Ewell remembers coming to The Gateway in high school. “I’m from Draper and so it was kind of like the cool place, like, ‘Ooh […]

  • Utah reacts to the repeal and replace of Obamacare

    SALT LAKE CITY — Repealing the Affordable Care Act has been a long time coming and it’s going to affect a lot of Utahns. According to Jason Stevenson with the Utah Health Policy Project, 200,000 Utahns purchase their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. Those 200,000 Utahns will still have coverage through 2017, but next year remains up in the air. However, Boyd Matheson with the Sutherland Institute likes what he sees with the new bill. “We need healthcare […]

  • ‘She’s full of joy’: Utah family adopts girl born without limbs

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A West Jordan family is getting national attention after a recent blog post about their adoptive daughter, Maria, went viral. Jason and Adrianne Stewart adopted Maria a year and a half ago from the Philippines. She was born without limbs. It’s a condition called congenital limb difference. However, what three-year-old Maria lacks in limbs, she more than makes up for in personality. “She’s full of joy,” Adrianne Stewart said. “She’s full of light and joy. We […]

  • Family, friends mourn after car crushes man to death in SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — Family and friends are grieving after a 49-year-old man was killed while working on a car Wednesday night. Mario Perez was found pinned beneath a Volkswagen Passat near 1700 W Kimberly Circle shortly before 6 p.m. Apparently, something happened to the jack and he was crushed by the car, police said. Samantha Hernandez has known Perez since she was 10 years old. Her mom had been in a relationship with Perez for the past eleven years, and she […]

  • Family has $6,000 worth of items stolen after high school party

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah family had around $6,000 worth of items stolen after their son had a house party at the end of February. Chris and Marilyn Colgan were on a trip to Cuba  when their son Rob Colgan had a high school party of over 50 kids, some of which, the family believes had stolen $6,000 worth of items, including an Amazon echo, a laptop, a tablet, jewelry, $250 in cash, and road bike. According to Rob, he […]

  • Box Elder County residents band together in face of flooding

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – The American Red Cross of Utah will open another resource center at the Garland City offices from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday for families impacted by the flooding. “It’s getting better, but we’re definitely fighting a losing battle,” said Toni Scott, a Garland resident. The Scotts were getting ready for church on Sunday when they realized their basement was under water. “It pretty much looked like a little river,” Scott said. “Just, everything floating around.” […]

  • Avalanche buries parked vehicles at Snowbird

    LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — SR-210 in Little Cottonwood Canyon is closed Thursday evening after an avalanche buried several parked cars at Snowbird Resort. A Snowbird employee said the slide occurred in the main employee parking lot, which is called the Superior Lot. The lot is located near the Cliff Lodge. Snowbird stated the slide occurred at 5:28 p.m. on Mt. Superior, and the avalanche buried three parked vehicles in the path of the slide. The resort states there were […]

  • Grief counselors on hand at West High as students mourn classmates killed in crash

    SALT LAKE CITY — West High is dealing with devastating news after two seniors were killed in a car crash Thursday afternoon. Police say the teens were racing when they lost control and hit another car head-on before crashing into an antique shop on 300 West 700 North. Zachary Ta has known Vidal Pacheco and Dylan Hernandez since 7th grade. “They’re really great people,” he said. “They were really great friends of mine. They were really friendly. They would always […]