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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    Utah website honored by Center for Digital Government

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Center for Digital Government is recognizing a Utah website for its success. Locate.Utah.gov was launched last May, and the website helps people locate businesses where broadband is available and also includes transportation, workforce and lifestyle features. The site was launched by the Utah Broadband Outreach Center and the Utah Department of Technology, and this year, the Center for Digital Government honored them with the Digital Government Achievement award for their success. “This is a brand […]

  • Irrigation system at U of U uses weather data to conserve water supply

    SALT LAKE CITY — The average homeowner with a sprinkler system probably has one clock and maybe 10 to 15 watering stations on perhaps an eighth of an acre or less. Grounds crews at the University of Utah obviously have a lot more space, and thus water, to work with–but they are takings steps to conserve that precious resource. With more than 200 irrigated acres, the University of Utah’s system has 172 clocks, which control more than 2,600 irrigation stations. […]

  • Rosie Rivera of Riverton precinct is UPD’s first-ever female chief

    RIVERTON, Utah — As Utah celebrates its pioneer heritage this weekend, a Utah policewoman is continuing her pioneering career. Rosie Rivera is a new deputy chief in the Unified Police Department, and her promotion is the latest in a long line of firsts for Rivera. Rivera was the first female officer of the year for the metro gang unit. She was the first female sergeant and lieutenant for Taylorsville Police Department, and now she is the first woman in the […]

  • BYU study on winning, losing suggests kids experience complex emotions at young age

    PROVO, Utah — How do children react to winning and losing? Researchers at Brigham Young University recently conducted a study to see when children recognize complex emotions, and their findings suggest parents should be ready to discuss such emotions with their children at a young age. The researchers asked children ages 2 to 6 to come in and take part in a friendly competition. The children were told they had to beat the world’s fastest tower builder. In one situation, […]

  • Utah police agencies attend ‘Lethality Assessment Program’ training on domestic violence

    SALT LAKE CITY — About a dozen questions may be all it takes to stop a murder, and a new training program emphasizing that is being used by six Utah police departments. Last month, FOX 13 News reported on two families who were victims of domestic homicide, and experts said it’s a growing problem for the state. “Nationally, about 30 percent of homicides are attributed to domestic violence, but in Utah, over a ten-year trend, we’re as high as 43 […]

  • Experts discuss dangers of sunburned eyes, offer tips to protect your peepers

    SALT LAKE CITY – People often hear reminders to wear sunscreen to protect their skin, but many are unaware that eyes can also suffer sunburns. For our skin there is sunscreen, and for our eyes sunglasses are one method of protection. “I know that your eyes can be damaged by the sun if you don’t wear them, and usually I have glasses on her or a hat, but she won’t wear them today,” Rachelle Hague said of her and her […]

  • Free program in Salt Lake City aims to prevent falls among senior citizens

    SALT LAKE CITY — Falling down is a big problem, especially as we age, which is why the Salt Lake County Health Department is teaming up with local firefighters to offer a free fall prevention course. “It only takes one fall to dramatically change your life, undermine your independence, and significantly affect your health in negative ways,” said Cindy Elliot of the Salt Lake County Health Department. And the chances of falling are pretty good: one in every three people […]

  • U of U working to improve water infrastructure in Pakistan

    SALT LAKE CITY — One government study says more than 600 Pakistani children die each day from waterborne illness, and now students and faculty from the University of Utah are doing something to help. The University of Utah’s engineering and technology department is working on a five-year project to help improve water security in one of the world’s most water-stressed countries. “The program is a partnership between the U.S. and Pakistan to establish a water center, a center for advanced […]

  • Volunteers hold monthly workshop to help women with cancer ‘feel good, look better’

    SALT LAKE CITY — For women who battle cancer, the fight to beat it can have a harsh impact on their physical appearance—but a program sponsored by the American Cancer Society helps these patients look good and feel better about themselves. The “look good, feel better” program is a two-hour workshop sponsored by the American Cancer Society for women who are battling cancer. At the workshops, trained and licensed volunteer beauty professionals teach participants about skin care, makeup techniques, and […]

  • Summer nutrition program keeps Utah kids fed even while school is out of session

    SALT LAKE CITY — Every year during the summer, the Utah State Office of Education holds its Summer Food Service Program, which provides meals for thousands of children throughout the state. Summer may mean freedom from schoolwork, but for many children in Utah it also means a greater uncertainty about where breakfast and lunch are coming from. That’s why schools across Utah offer a summer food service each year. “There’s a lot of our community that need help, we call […]

  • Volunteers help kids with disabilities reel in a catch at Salem Pond

    SALEM, Utah — For many kids, catching a fish is a memorable experience–maybe even a rite of passage. Reeling one in is no easy task, especially for kids with disabilities. An annual event held at Salem Pond this past week helped nearly 1,500 kids score a catch. “You watch the smiles on these kids’ faces to catch a fish,” said Kevin Pritchett, who was among those helping the children learn to fish. For 25 years, Pritchett has spent a spring […]

  • Utahn who served during WWII returns to France, is honored by town he helped liberate

    SALT LAKE CITY — Many who serve overseas dream about returning to the countries they fought in to retrace their steps, and one WWII veteran from Utah recently made that dream a reality. Robert Ord was welcomed home this week by family members at the airport after he returned from a trip to France. The last time Ord visited France was as United States soldier during the liberation in 1944. Ord said he always wanted to go back and retrace […]


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