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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
  • Cheerleading squad with special needs raising funds for trip to national competition

    RIVERTON, Utah – A team of cheerleaders at a Riverton school are trying to raise funds to get to nationals, and the squad is composed of some special athletes. The Angels of Elite Academy are a team of cheerleaders with special needs. Coach Morgan Brian formed the squad after seeing a team with special needs compete several years ago. “So we saw them and I talked to my boss, and she said that’s fine, but you’re going to have to […]

  • ‘Reese’s Run’ raises funds to help children who have disabilities

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah athletes with special needs paired with volunteers to run a race of a lifetime earlier this month at the Utah Olympic Oval. Participants in Reese’s Run circle the 442-meter indoor track in an effort to raise funds for those in need. The event is named for Reese Thorn, a 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who uses a wheelchair. Children with disabilities team up with others to carry out the event. “These kids can’t get from […]

  • Utah Lego enthusiast’s latest Enterprise is out of this world

    KAYSVILLE, Utah – A man in Kaysville who builds incredible Lego creations recently undertook an Enterprise that is out of this world. Chris Melby invited FOX 13 News into his “Lego Cave” to show off his masterpiece, a Lego recreation of the USS Enterprise from the “Star Trek” franchise of TV shows and films. He said his philosophy when it comes to Lego building is to, “do something that’s hard to do or almost impossible to do.” He said that […]

  • Camp gets teen amputees on the slopes, shows they can live ‘Un-Limb-ited’

    PARK CITY, Utah – A group of teens from all over are attending a camp at Park City Mountain Resort, and the young amputees are proving that they are “Un-Limb-ited.” Event organizers for “Camp Un-Limb-ited”, which is sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children, flew in 17 teens from across the country as well as one teen from Santiago, Chile. All of the attendees are Shriners patients who were born without or have lost limbs, and the camp is free for […]

  • Soccer team from Utah wins big during trip to Chile

    SALT LAKE CITY – A premiere women’s soccer team from Utah recently returned from a trip to Chile, where they competed against professional teams and won. The members of La Roca Football Club’s under 18 team returned form Chile recently, and they spoke with FOX 13 News while practicing at Woodward Park in Layton. Francisco, “Poncho”, Ovalle is the head coach of the team, and he spoke about his players. “It’s a unique team,” he said. “A lot of people […]

  • Group donates protective vests to police dogs in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — West Valley City’s four-legged officers are about to be better protected on the job, and the change is the result of a fundraiser by a national group. Sgt. Shane Matheson and the rest of the West Valley City PD’s K9 unit have a new addition to their gear: brand new bulletproof protective vests for the dogs. “Generally when we are out searching for suspects, the dog is the first part of the search team to […]

  • West Valley City PD to revive disbanded narcotics unit

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A unit that has been out of commission for more than two years in the West Valley City Police Department is set to start up again Monday. The department will have a specialized narcotics unit for the first time since it was disbanded in November of 2012. West Valley Police Department Chief Lee Russo said their Neighborhood Narcotics Unit was shut down after they had a significant scandal develop. In November of 2012, members of […]

  • Tech developed in Utah a useful tool during peak flu season

    SALT LAKE CITY — We are at the peak of one of the most severe flu seasons we’ve had in Utah for some time, and technology developed at the University of Utah is proving to be a valuable tool in dealing with the epidemic. Some symptoms of the common cold are the same symptoms seen in someone with the flu, but the treatments for both conditions differ. BioFire Diagnostics’ FilmArray aims to eliminate the guesswork in determining which of the […]

  • New shelters at bus stops a big hit with Utah skiers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Waiting for the ski bus is typically the more miserable part of a day on the slopes, but now the Utah Transit Authority has something that will make that wait in the cold a little more bearable. Skiers and snowboarders at the resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons can now relax in insulated ski shelters while they wait for their ride. Patrons, like James Ellis, said the change was a much-needed improvement. “There are days, […]

  • Expert dispels common myths about organ donation

    SALT LAKE CITY – During the past three months, you’ve met many people who have received, are waiting to receive, or who have donated organs. In this edition of Gift of Hope, FOX 13 News takes a look at some of the myths surrounding organ donation. See below for four common myths and a response from Alex McDonald of Intermountain Donor Services. Myth 1: If I have ‘yes’ on my driver license – will the emergency room do everything they […]

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    Utah boys, each in need of a new heart, are best buddies

    SALT LAKE CITY — Before he was five months old, Teagan Petitt needed two surgeries to deal with a congenital heart defect. “We found out that Teagan was born with a very critical, congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and we would need to operate immediately,” said Brytten Pettit, Teagan’s mother. Teagan, 6, had a third open heart surgery in July 2013.  His mom said life became fairly normal until February. “Teagan’s lungs basically fill up with […]

  • After months of waiting for a transplant, 4-year-old girl receives Gift of Hope

    SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 News introduced you to 4-year-old Lily in September. She was born with a disease that led to total organ failure , and over the years her health improved except for her kidneys. When we first met Lily, she had been waiting for a donor for months, but now the young girl has undergone the transplant after a living donor came forward. Lily and her family are from Caldwell, Idaho. But they have been living […]

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