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.

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    Bill to exempt hygiene items like tampons from sales tax in Utah stalls in committee

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Lawmakers have stalled a bill that would have made diapers, tampons and other hygiene products exempt from sales tax. Utah Representative Susan Duckworth, D-Magna, wants to make it so many hygiene products don’t have a sales tax because she says the products are a necessity for many. “It’s not just about women,” she said. “It’s about our senior population, children, and it’s even about younger people that have incontinent products, middle-aged people.” Duckworth said lawmakers […]

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    Needle exchange program works to limit spread of disease among addicts

    SALT LAKE CITY — There are around 600 opioid overdose deaths in Utah every year, which is the fourth highest rate in the nation, and a needle exchange program is helping addicts by limiting the spread of diseases like HIV and hepatitis C. Mindy Vincent is a licensed clinical social worker who used to abuse drugs, so her counseling is grounded in personal experience. These days Vincent is the Executive Director for the Utah Harm Reduction Coalition. “We can wish that addiction […]

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    Skaters take the ice in fundraiser for lifelong hockey fan murdered in South Ogden

    SOUTH OGDEN, Utah — Cyle VanKomen, 20, was a victim in a double homicide in South Ogden on December 9, and a recent fundraiser to help his family celebrated the times Cyle was at his happiest. When the puck dropped in VanKomen’s men’s hockey league, Cyle liked to be at center ice. “He was a Beaver from the beginning, and this is just our men’s league hockey team, and so all the players on the ice have played with Cyle, […]

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    Utah teen said ‘yes’ to organ donation one day before her death

    A Utah couple lost their teenage daughter unexpectedly, and now they are speaking out about their loss, their love for their daughter and the ways organ donation is helping them and her friends on the path to healing. London Layton was a passionate dancer, a cheerleader and a wonderful friend. Torrie Layton, London’s mother, said on Dec. 11, 2015 her daughter went to bed and the next morning they made a tragic discovery. “I said to Casey, ‘You need to […]

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    Utah family who lost daughter awaiting heart transplant becomes advocates for organ donation

    UTAH – A Utah family became advocates for organ donation after the death of their 8-year-old daughter, and they are sharing their story in this week’s edition of Gift of Hope. James and Valeria Frandsen’s daughter, Vittoria, was born with Marfan syndrome, which is a connective tissue disorder. At the age of eight she needed surgery to replace her aorta with a synthetic implant. “In surgery there were complications, her heart was damaged, and she lost the use of half […]

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    Kurt Oscarson fund helps Utah families in need of organ donation

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Kurt Oscarson Children’s Organ Transplant Fund provides financial support for children who need a transplant through an interest-free loan, and two Utah families grateful for the help recently shared their stories. The program is funded from donations on the Utah state income tax form, and it’s helping children secure a new lease on life. These days little Madeline looks like a normal toddler, but at 2 months old she was diagnosed with a rare liver […]

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    Doctor dispels myth that organ donors are less likely to be saved

    SALT LAKE CITY — For many it’s an easy choice to make, but there are some who believe if they say yes to organ donation then doctors won’t try as hard to save them. Fox 13 News spoke to experts who say that belief is based in myth rather than fact. Brett and Nikki Michealis’ 5-month-old son died from sudden infant death syndrome. Together the couple made the decision to save others by donating Maximus’ organs. But Bret Michealis said […]

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    Organ donation helps Utah couple through dark times after death of 5-month-old son

    OREM, Utah — A young Orem couple had no idea how organ donation would end up helping them through a dark time after the loss of their 5-month-old child helped save the lives of others. Nikki and Brett Michaelis are seeing the Celebration of Life Monument in Salt Lake City for the first time with one of their seven children. “We named him Max because we reached our Max with seven kids,” Nikki Michaelis said. This monument honors organ donors, […]

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    Utah couple living life to the fullest while awaiting life-saving kidney donation

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    Hundreds of Utahns line up early for Christmas tree cutting permits

    Utah — More than a thousand Utahns got up for an early start for a chance to get their hands on permit to cut down their own Christmas tree. The annual tradition draws crowds from all over the state, and, since permits are limited, folks begin lining up early. Wesley Marriott and Stephanie Lyon were among those in line. “We got here at 4:50,” Marriott said. “We actually had a disagreement cause we’re neighbors. And she was like, ‘I’m leaving at […]

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    9-year-old Utahn thriving thanks to two families who chose organ donation

    FARMINGTON, Utah — Since November of 2014, Fox 13 has partnered with Intermountain Donor Services to encourage you to become an organ donor by sharing the stories of those who have donated or received a life-saving Gift of Hope. These days Kaidence Stephenson looks like any other 9-year-old child, but the Farmington girl’s journey to reach that point has been a complicated one. When she was 5 years old, a virus affected her heart and it didn’t recover. Doctors installed […]

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    Hope Woodside did what when she met Chicago Cubs’ Harry Caray?

    Hope Woodside got to spend some quality time with the Chicago Cubs back when she was an anchor in Chicago in 1993. Watch the video to see what happened when she met Harry Caray for the first time. Don’t miss the Cubs and the Cleveland Indians in the World Series right here on Fox 13 News.