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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    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

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lacy Smith is a woman who at the age of 8 was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. We caught up with Lacy and her husband Sean at her monthly doctor’s appointment at the University of Utah. Smith gets her blood work done each month to see how she’s doing. Up until a few years ago, doctors were able to treat Lacy’s autoimmune disease with medications, but now she needs a new kidney. “From what I’ve read […]

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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. 

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    Evan McMullin says Trump, Pence don’t share conservative values but want conservative votes

    SALT LAKE CITY  — While Donald Trump’s running-mate Mike Pence was in Salt Lake City Wednesday to speak to supporters in the Beehive State, a pair of independent candidates making waves in Utah say the Republican nominees don’t represent conservative values. Various recent polls have shown Evan McMullin in contention with or even leading one or both of the major party nominees among voters in Utah, and Wednesday Pence urged Utah voters not to embrace a third-party. “I want you to tell […]

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    3 guest pianists help Utah Symphony kick-off upcoming season

    SALT LAKE CITY — The 2016-2017 season of the Utah Symphony kicked off Friday night with guest pianist Jonathan Biss, and a local pianist will take the stage for Tuesday’s gala fundraising celebration. “We are very lucky to have three pianists, three brilliant guest artists, to start our season,” said Thierry Fischer, Music Director for the Utah Symphony. Those artists are Jonathan Biss, Mary Anne Huntsman and Emanuel Ax, and each will bring their unique take to the symphony’s opening […]

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    Granite School District helps refugees get ready for new school year

    SALT LAKE COUNTY — With a new school year just around the corner, one district is reaching out to thousands of refugee families. The Granite School District wants to make the back to school process easier for students and their parents, and they are working to help Utah’s 60,000 refugees feel right at home. “I think a lot of people don’t recognize the difficulty it is to come not only to America, but go to a school system when you […]

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    Despite downward trend, study says crime a top 10 concern among Utahns

    SALT LAKE CITY – Over the past twenty years, violent crime has dropped drastically across America and here in Utah. However, a new study shows crime is still a major concern among Utahans. “Fifty percent of the population say they’re more worried about crime than they were five years ago, and only 28 percent of the population say they’re less worried,” said Shawn Tiegen, a research director at the Utah Foundation. The study on crime and safety is part of […]

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    Program at U of U helps those with autism learn drafting, 3D modeling

    SALT LAKE CITY — Adults on the autism spectrum can have a tough time finding work, but a program at the University of Utah is stepping up to help. “I have a daughter with autism, and so I really thought it was a good opportunity to kind of see what possibilities there are as these kids get older to find skills that they can use and hopefully gain employment,” said Alex Booth. Booth is just one of many volunteers helping […]