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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.

Recent Articles
  • After months of waiting for a transplant, 4-year-old girl receives Gift of Hope

    SALT LAKE CITY — FOX 13 News introduced you to 4-year-old Lily in September. She was born with a disease that led to total organ failure , and over the years her health improved except for her kidneys. When we first met Lily, she had been waiting for a donor for months, but now the young girl has undergone the transplant after a living donor came forward. Lily and her family are from Caldwell, Idaho. But they have been living […]

  • Christmas concert caters to children with autism, their families

    DRAPER, Utah — There are many concerts featuring Christmas music this time of year, but one concert in Draper earlier this week was planned with a special audience in mind: families with children who have autism spectrum disorders. The concert was a production of the Autism Behavior Treatment Center, and clinical director Steve Michalski spoke about the event, which was held at Draper Historic Theater. “Having a child with autism can be very difficult,” he said.” Public settings can be […]

  • Help fulfill Christmas wish for Utah teen waiting for Gift of Hope

    Meet Austin Hulse. He’s 19 years old and was born with congenital heart disease. He was treated with medication until he was put on the transplant list four years ago. Austin maintains his sense of humor even though he’s been through more then 100 surgeries; only half his heart works. His family is constantly by his side including his grandmother who challenges him in all kinds of games. “I beat her at those games then she decided to beat me […]

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    Intermountain Donor Services thanks Fox 13 for help with Gift of Hope

    SALT LAKE CITY – Intermountain Donor Services came to Fox 13 with an idea to raise awareness about the need for organ donors. From that came a series of stories about Utahns whose lives have been affected by organ donations. Together we worked on 14 stories highlighting the need for donations and the life changes in our community, including stories of life and loss from our own Fox 13 family. The pieces trace donors and recipients from all walks of […]

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    Stranger’s ‘Gift of Hope’ gives man life and a new best friend

    This Utah man said he is alive today thanks to the kindness of a complete stranger. A living donor volunteered to donate his kidney, which allowed Marco Juarez to be a dad to his 3-year-old daughter. Juarez is 24 now, and at the age of 17 he was diagnosed with stage four kidney failure. He had to go through dialysis three days a week at 5:30 a.m.  “Doctors said that my kidney didn’t grow with my development, so basically, so when […]

  • Member of FOX 13 family shares painful event that gives others the Gift of Hope

    This week our story on organ donation involves one of our own FOX 13 family members. You’ve seen him covering sports here on FOX 13 for the past eight years, sports director Jeff Rhineer. He lost his youngest brother almost three years ago.  Jeff sat down with FOX 13 News anchor Hope Woodside to share his story. He comes from a large family of six brothers and a sister. They all suffered a great loss when the youngest brother, CJ, was […]

  • SPICE Kitchen helps refugees in Utah become small business owners

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A program in Salt Lake County is helping refugees who have come to Utah become small business owners, and the project held an open house Wednesday. The SPICE Kitchen Incubator is located in South Salt Lake and is the work of Salt Lake County and the International Rescue Committee, and SPICE stands for supporting the pursuit of innovative culinary entrepreneurs. The idea behind the kitchen is to help refugees who arrive in Utah get back […]

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    Stranger’s life-saving ‘Gift of Hope’ allows chart-topping artist to live life to fullest

    He’s a No. 1 Billboard recording artist and he waited longer than most for a life-saving gift. Paul Cardall got a new heart at the age of 36 and hasn’t stopped living life to the fullest since. Cardall is a talented pianist, husband and father. However, he said he didn’t know if he would ever get to that point. Growing up Cardall was always sick; he was born with congenital heart disease. “My entire childhood doctors weren’t sure of my […]

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    Report on intergenerational poverty indicates 142,000 Utah kids are low-income

    SALT LAKE CITY — State agencies, lawmakers and advocacy groups are working to get rid of poverty in Utah, and the focus is on how to stop the vicious cycle of poverty passing from generation to generation. A new “Kids Count” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates 142,000 Utah kids ages five and under are low-income. The report, which relies on two generations of data regarding intergenerational poverty, also states children raised in poverty will likely become an […]

  • Gift of Hope: Albert’s story

    In this week’s edition of Gift of Hope we meet a man who recently received a new heart. See the video above for Albert’s story. For more information about becoming an organ donor, click here.

  • U of U researchers using magnetic stimulation to treat depression

    SALT LAKE CITY — A breakthrough treatment for clinical depression was developed in part by a psychiatrist and researcher at the University of Utah. More than 14 million adults suffer from depression in the United States every year, and Dr. Howard Weeks of the University of Utah said it’s a serious problem. “The cost of untreated depression, or poorly treated, or resistant depression in the United States, reaches billions of dollars a year from lost productivity and inability to work […]

  • Genetic testing can help screen for cystic fibrosis, other diseases

    SALT LAKE CITY — Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disease that affects the lungs, and more than 30,000 children and adults in the United States have the disease. The disease is inherited so parents can be screened for it, and the median age of survival is about 40. Children who have cystic fibrosis have a hard time breathing and often have to inhale antibiotics with bronchodilators to help them breathe. Most patients use a vest airway clearance system, which literally […]


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