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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    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 […]

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    Photos: Show us what’s growing in your summer garden

    Fox 13’s Hope Woodside recently stopped to smell the roses in Park City and picked up a few flowers for her garden with pup Parley in tow. What are you planting in your garden this summer? Show us! Post you pictures here by clicking the “Submit Your Photo” button below. You can also post your garden pictures on Fox 13 News’ Facebook page.

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    New blood test developed by Utah company may help predict premature births

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah company has developed groundbreaking technology that could help predict premature births. Sera Prognostics announced they are this year’s Utah Innovation Award winner in the biotech category. “We set out to find a protein bio-marker test, basically drawing blood from a woman as early as 19 weeks in pregnancy, a normal pregnancy is 40 [weeks],” said Greg Critchfield, CEO of Sera Prognostics. Critchfield said over the past five years, the company has been working to […]

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    New playground unveiled at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

    SALT LAKE CITY — After a long three years, Utah’s Hogle Zoo has a playground again. The new playground is located right next to the lighthouse splash zone and the boardwalk over Emigration Creek, and staff says the new park is bringing zoo visitors closer to nature than ever before. “Today here we are at the ribbon cutting of a brand new place, making Hogle Zoo even better,” said Karen Hale, Chief Administrative Officer for Salt Lake County Mayor Ben […]

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    Utahn who survived to be a mother grateful for organ donor who saved her life

    SALT LAKE CITY — Life can change unexpectedly, and this Mother’s Day a Utahn is able to celebrate being a mother thanks to the gift of life. Kally Heslop is surrounded by a lot of love. She and her children and grandchildren are over every Sunday for dinner, and it’s this kind of commotion Heslop is so very grateful for and almost didn’t have. “Suddenly I couldn’t move, and so I yelled over to my mom…. and said, ‘Something’s wrong’ […]

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    School district says breakfast in classroom program improving academics and behavior

    SALT LAKE CITY — We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that’s especially true for young students. Unfortunately, many young people don’t get a morning meal, but a new program is trying to change that. The breakfast in the classroom program started on April 1 as a pilot program at Backman Elementary and three other schools. The program replaces a former plan that provided breakfast for students but required them to arrive early. […]

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    Photos: Stunning flowers at Thanksgiving Point’s Tulip Festival

    Fox 13’s Hope Woodside visited the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point and wanted to share some of the beautiful flowers with you. Have you been? Show us your stunning pictures here by clicking the red “Submit Your Photo” button.

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    Utah Symphony and Shakespeare Festival team up for anniversary edition of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Symphony is celebrating its 75th anniversary, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival is helping out. The two iconic Utah arts groups are teaming up to perform Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and FOX 13 News was recently invited along for the final rehearsal at Abravanel Hall. We got a sneak peek at a portion of the show, where Friar Lawrence talks about secretly marrying the impassioned lovers, Romeo and Juliet. “Romeo, near death was Juliet’s husband, […]

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    Professor, police chief discuss next steps after majority of rape kits in Utah went unprocessed

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the last 25 years, FBI crime reports have shown higher rates of rape in Utah than the national average. As many as one in three women report they’ve been sexually assaulted, and new research suggests a majority of the state’s rape kits are not processed. “This study is about people,” said BYU professor Julie Valentine, the author. “It’s about every individual who these kits was collected from that were impacted by sexual violence.” Two years […]