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Hi! I want to say "thanks" if you watch FOX 13's Live at Five and FOX 13 News at Nine .. and if you don't - why not check it out!?

My name is Hope Woodside - I am the female half of Utah's longest running news team - but don't jump to conclusions that we are the OLDEST news team!:) I am a native of Chicago but have been living here since 1995 and love it.

I adore the ski slopes, great restaurants, awesome people, Sundance film festival, golf courses, beautiful National Parks and lots of animal lovers - and great theatre from Salt Lake's Acting company to Park City's Egyptian theatre - you can always find a great show and even better talent! Utah has something for everyone.

I'm proud to be affiliated with FOX 13 - Our station works with Utah's American Cancer Society. Each year, FOX 13 sponsors the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk - we raise money for breast cancer research and programs for people who have breast cancer. Thousands of people descend on Liberty Park in Salt Lake City and we walk together - share stories, and laugh. We also take the time to remember and honor those who have won and lost the fight against this disease. Please come join us - you can find information in the Health section of this web page!

In 2011 I was honored to be named Salt Lake's "City Weekly Best TV Anchorwoman!" You have no idea how grateful I am for fourteen years of support from wonderful people who watch and vote! THANK YOU!

Feel free to email me - I would love to hear from you - Hope.


Recent Articles
  • Home-building organization asks neighbors to watch out for each other after odd theft

    MAGNA, Utah — Someone stole six to seven pieces of sod from the front lawn of a newly built Habitat for Humanity home in Magna recently. “I got a call that basically the front lawn had been stolen and it took a little while for my brain to actually catch up to that concept, that someone would steal the front lawn of a Habitat for Humanity home,” said Ed Blake, executive director of Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. The […]

  • Simulated ambulance helps students at WSU prepare to treat patients

    OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University has one of the nation’s oldest programs for training emergency medical responders, and now it has cutting edge technology as well. The school now has a realistic simulator built to resemble an ambulance. “The dimensions are exactly that of a traditional ambulance,” said Bill Robertson, who is an assistant professor of emergency care at WSU. “It even has compressed air, so they can attach the patient to oxygen as needed.” Robertson said the plastic […]

  • Research at U of U could boost power potential of solar panels

    SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah has spent three years developing a product that could boost the potential of solar power around the world. Rajesh Menon, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, spoke about their efforts. “One of the big challenges in solar energy is the fact that electricity produced from solar energy is more expensive than what can be produced by fossil fuels,” Menon said. Menon said that most solar energy cells […]

  • Dispatcher helps talk family through delivering baby along the side of road

    SALT LAKE CITY – A family had to pull their car over and call 911 as a woman went in to labor, and a dispatcher helped talk them through the roadside delivery. The Senkels said they weren’t expecting their baby to come that day. “We had plenty of time, is what we were thinking,” Rebecca Senkel said. The family began heading to LDS Hospital, but baby Eden was coming too quickly, so Greg Senkel pulled over and called 911. Dispatcher […]

  • Program traps cats to control feral feline populations as part of no-kill initiative

    SALT LAKE CITY – Stray cats can be a nuisance, but a group of Utahns are working to control feral cat populations through means other than putting the animals down. Best Friends Animal Society is trapping feral cats, but they are caging the animals for a good cause. The cats live in colonies of three to 30, and the cats captured are spayed and neutered before they are brought back. “Community cats covers a fairly large scale of cats,” said […]

  • 60,000 square feet of tile being replaced after mortar fails at State Capitol

    SALT LAKE CITY – The tile placed at the Utah State Capitol was meant to last for 50 years, but even though the tile was put down in 2008 it is all being replaced in a lengthy, expensive process. The new tile was part of a $250 million restoration project that was finished six years ago, but two years ago the tile in the building began to break down. “We were noticing some premature failure in the tile, so we […]

  • U of U researchers studying stem cells inadvertently cure mice of paralysis

    SALT LAKE CITY – Researchers at the University of Utah are working to help people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, and so far their work has promising results among mice. Researchers are using stem cells to treat mice with a condition similar to MS, and some of the mice were able to walk just days after they were treated. Dr. Peter Jensen, a professor at the University of Utah and the chairman of the Department of Pathology, spoke about the […]

  • 11 Utah students selected to attend U.S. Air Force Academy

    SALT LAKE CITY – It’s a tough assignment, but 11 Utah students are up to the challenge of being freshman at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Lt. Col. Kirsta De Angelis, Utah admissions liaison officer for the Air Force Academy, said the state represented itself well. “Utah has a lot to be proud of,” she said. “To have 11 students who have received appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy is very prestigious.” Jillian Combs is one of […]

  • BYU students building device that could save thousands of lives worldwide

    PROVO, Utah – Engineering students at Brigham Young University are working to help premature newborns in developing countries. The students are working on a portable ventilator that has the potential to save thousands of lives. Gabriel Munson is a senior at BYU studying mechanical engineering, and he said the project is aimed at solving a big problem. “Every day, there are babies dying because they can’t breathe,” Munson said. The device helps newborns who are struggling to breath on their […]

  • New program seeks to ‘Bridge the Gap’ to combat hunger

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah – A religious organization is starting a program that will help Utah children who are in need of food get additional nutritional support. The effort is the work of Utah Catholic Community Services, who estimates there are 16,000 children in Weber County who need food support. “There are so many people in our communities across the state who are struggling with the very real issues of hunger,” said Marcie Valdez, who is the director for Northern Utah […]

  • Gene targeting may help researchers fight cancer

    SALT LAKE CITY —  The University of Utah hosted a lecture series called An Evening With the Experts, and genetic targeting was the topic at a recent lecture. Nobel Prize Winner Doctor Mario Capecchi talked about the importance of gene targeting and the ways researching it can help find causes and treatments for cancer. Capecchi is a world-renowned geneticist, and he does his work in the Salt Lake Valley. He spoke about his work. “Gene targeting is a method of changing […]

  • Program puts robots in hands of Alpine-area students

    ALPINE, Utah – Students in the Alpine School District have the opportunity to get hands-on with some advanced technology thanks to a robotics program brought to them by Utah Valley University. Dozens of students majoring in elementary education from UVU worked with the school district and local businesses to put together the “Learning Through Robotics” program—which is designed to open young minds over the course of 10 weeks. Those who are with the program said students often decide at a […]