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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.

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    LAYTON, Utah – Some junior high school students in Utah grew up fast this week, as “Reality Town” came to North Layton Junior High School. Reality Town is an event where students are assigned an occupation and salary based on their current GPA, and they then go from booth to booth and pay for things like their housing, insurance and child care. The process of juggling work with paying bills and providing for a family was a wake-up call for […]

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    Utah family thanks strangers for child’s Gift of Hope that saved daughter’s life

    A Utah girl who was diagnosed with a heart defect before she was born is living a full life today because of a stranger’s Gift of Hope. When Hillary Thompson was 29 weeks pregnant, she learned her little girl’s heart wasn’t working and her baby would need an operation. Baby Shiloh’s left ventricle was shutting down.   After three surgeries in all, baby Shiloh went into heart failure and was put on the transplant list. “We were desperately hoping that […]

  • USU research into morphing antennas could mean better wireless service

    LOGAN, Utah – Researchers at Utah State University are working on a project to improve cell phone service and data streaming using a new type of antenna that can change its properties. Bedri Cetiner is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Utah State University, and he said they are developing smarter antenna technologies that offer improvements over the traditional set ups. “The difference here is we have an antenna technology that enables a single antenna to dynamically […]

  • Outdoor lover grateful tissue donor’s ‘Gift of Hope’ enabled his recovery

    SALT LAKE CITY — When you think of organ donation, you probably think of the heart, kidney and liver donations–but tissue donation is giving thousands of people, like Utahn Chris Mitchell, the ability to live life to the fullest. Mitchell was born in Texas but said he has always dreamed of living in the mountains, and that dream was realized when he moved to Utah to bike, ski and snowboard. But after suffering a hard fall while snowboarding, Mitchell had […]

  • Woman pursues healthy living to honor lung donor’s ‘Gift of Hope’

    OGDEN, Utah — Rebecca Nelson was diagnosed with sarcoidosis, which showed up as a little scar on her lungs in 1980 while living in Texas, and 20 years later it reactivated—chewing up her lungs. “Within a year, I would almost pass out just taking a shower,” Nelson said. “I couldn’t walk up the stairs in my house, and so I went to the doctor, and he said you need to get in the hospital, your oxygen level is 70 percent.” […]

  • Firefighters train Lehi residents to assist during emergencies

    LEHI, Utah — Citizens in Lehi are learning how to save lives during a disaster courtesy of the local fire department. Residents are learning skills like first aid and how to triage as part of a Community Emergency Response Team, and about 30 residents came for the CERT training. “I’d like to learn how to be better prepared in my own home for my family, and also how to help my neighbors and community,” resident Marinda Wilson said. CERT training […]

  • 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 […]


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