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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    Teens from 10 states take to Park City slopes during Un-Limb-ited Amputee Camp

    PARK CITY, Utah — Teenagers hitting the slopes at Park City Mountain Resort may not sound all that unusual, but for this group of teens the activity represents an important victory. A group of teenage amputees from 10 different states, all patients from Shriners Hospitals for Children, were at Park City recently to shred the slopes. Each of the 25 is an amputee or someone who deals with a limb deficiency. “A lot of the amputees I was working with […]

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    Utah researchers say bad air days correlate with greater risk of heart attack

    SALT LAKE CITY – While it’s well-known that air pollution is a public health issue, specifically in terms of lung problems, new research from Intermountain Medical Center indicates a correlation between bad air and a greater risk for heart attacks. Doctor Brent Muhlestein, co-director of cardiology research at Intermountain Medical Center, said he and his staff investigated impacts to health from bad air beyond what happens to a person’s lungs. Researchers used records from doctors at Brigham Young University regarding […]

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    18 years after cross-country lawnmower ride, Utahn remains an advocate for organ donation

    SALT LAKE CITY — Back in 1997, a young boy from Utah rode a lawnmower across the country in a quest to raise money for organ donation. Now, a grown up Ryan Tripp continues to be an advocate for live-saving donations. Tripp was twelve when he heard about Whitnie Pender in 1997. She was a 3-month-old who needed a liver transplant but didn’t have the money to pay for it. “We had a crazy idea to ride a lawnmower across […]

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    College student has curfew for health as she waits for Gift of Hope

    Imagine having to be home each night at a certain time or your health could suffer. Truc Tran, 20, has been waiting for a kidney so she can get back to the business of living life. Tran is a student at the University of Utah. “I go to the U of Utah in finance and hope to further my career in finance and accounting field,” Tran said. “I work for a tech company and do human resources and stuff and […]

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    Bonds of brotherhood give Utah man Gift of Hope, connect blood brothers for life

    When a Utah man needed a kidney, his brother got tested and created a bond the two will never forget. It’s been 45 years since one donated his kidney to the other, and the Romero brothers don’t show any signs of slowing down. Eloy and Fred Romero are brothers; their families are close and often get together.  Eloy and Fred both enlisted and were proud to serve; Eloy went to Vietnam and Fred was in the Air Force. But when […]

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    Young man living with purpose years after receiving Gift of Hope

    SALT LAKE CITY — In Thursday’s edition of Gift of Hope, we meet a young man who received a life saving liver donation when he was a baby. FOX 13 News’ Hope Woodside has a look at how an organ donation made it possible for Ashton Arndt to fulfill his dreams. When Ashton Arndt was born, he was jaundiced, and that condition was a precursor to a serious diagnosis. At 2 months old, doctors determined Ashton had liver disease. But, thankfully, […]

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    Boys become best friends while waiting for Gifts of Hope

    They were two young boys who became friends while waiting for a new hearts; Teagan and Alex. We recently checked in with Alex Homer, who is thriving after a long struggle with a heart defect. At Fox Hollow Elementary School, 8-year-old Alex looks like just another student, but 18 weeks ago, his parents were told he’d need a series of surgeries. During hospital stays, his classmates reached out. “I remember she brought one of those bags completely filled with cards […]

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    Operation Give working to send Christmas cheer to deployed soldiers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Troop draw-downs in Iraq and Afghanistan could make you think all soldiers will be home for the holiday, but thousands are still serving in those areas, not to mention those troops stationed in other places like South Korea, Europe and Japan. With that in mind, volunteers in Utah are participating in an annual event aimed at helping those in the military enjoy the holidays. The event is called Operation Give, and it’s been making holidays happier […]

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    5-year-old girl surprised by woman who saved her life in tearful reunion

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s a reunion between a 5-year-old girl and the person who saved her life by giving her a piece of themselves. This bubbly child’s life was very different before a stranger stepped in to offer the gift of life. A year ago when we met Lily, she was a very sick little girl. Her family moved to Utah from Caldwell, Idaho, to wait for a kidney. After months of waiting, Lily’s mom, Amanda, got proactive and […]

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    Snowbird debuts high-tech alternative to artillery for avalanche control

    SNOWBIRD, Utah — It’s the first of its kind in Utah, and it kind of looks like an egg. But, it’s actually a high-tech machine that’s capable of triggering more than a dozen explosions, which can be helpful for avalanche control. At first glance, you wouldn’t think this pod at Snowbird is worth $150,000. But, Snowbird says the breakthrough machine will help crews with avalanche control work throughout the season. There are already nine artillery stations on Snowbird private property […]

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    Gift of Hope: Utahns saving lives one organ donation at a time

    Fox 13 News is partnering again with Intermountain Organ Services to encourage you to save lives by becoming an organ donor in our Thursday night series called Gift of Hope. Alex McDonald with Intermountain Donor Services joined Hope Woodside in studio to explain how those stories of Uthans’ journeys through organ donation propelled you to say “yes” to organ donation. “We have something called a ‘consent rate.’ When we talk to families in the hospital in time of death, people, […]

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    YWCA, city leaders honor victims of gun violence and offer support

    SALT LAKE CITY — City leaders and the YWCA are planting flowers to remember and honor those who have been victims of gun violence. Utah’s YWCA invited city leaders to plant daffodils outside of the Public Safety Building in Salt Lake City this year to honor fallen and surviving victims of gun violence. “We hope that they will see them and to remember that they are a colorful presence in our community that we care for, that we want to […]


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