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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.

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  • Filmmaker discusses dangers of domestic violence

    SALT LAKE CITY – A filmmaker with expertise when it comes to domestic violence is in Utah promoting a new film that hopes to raise awareness regarding the issue. Kit Gruelle is the woman behind “Private Violence”, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and will soon air on cable TV. “It seems to me to be the most basic human right that when you go home at night and you close the door, that you […]

  • Sandy police tout new tool for neighborhood safety

    SANDY, Utah – Police in Sandy have launched a new, secure service via a website that allows residents to share information with their neighbors, and the topics cover everything from details about a barbecue to information regarding a crime. Sgt. Dean Carriger of the Sandy City Police Department said the goal is to foster communication among neighbors. ‘It’s like a scaled down Facebook, neighborhood Facebook type page, that is a secured site that has a little bit of oversight that […]

  • Dedicated volunteer not deterred by Alzheimer’s diagnosis

    PAYSON, Utah – A Utah man who has spent his life volunteering isn’t letting a troubling diagnosis slow him down. Vern Gillmore was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and FOX 13 News caught up with Vern earlier this week while he was making deliveries with Meals on Wheels in Payson. Gillmore said when he volunteers, he sets out to spread cheer. “I always feel I have to leave them when they have a smile on their face,” he said. “That’s important […]

  • Children staying at shelter receive back to school supplies

    SALT LAKE CITY – There were more than 100 happy kids at the Road Home Shelter in Salt Lake City Thursday as donated school supplies were distributed. The Road Home Apple Tree Program works with customers at stores like Old Navy and Staples to fulfill the back to school needs of children who are homeless. Clothes and backpacks are among the items parents struggle to afford, and event organizers said the campaign is a way to help kids get the […]

  • Utah company helping to map spread of Ebola in Liberia

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah-based company that originally set out to create addresses for residents in Libera is now being asked to help map the Ebola outbreak in that country. Addressing Homes LLC is based in Midvale, and they are working to map the spread of the disease as well as the locations of health clinics. “By taking all that data, and putting it on a map, on an actual, physical map, we can start mapping patterns of how […]

  • Girl Scouts, University of Utah team up for sustainable cabin project

    PROVO CANYON, Utah – The Girl Scouts of Utah teamed up with the University of Utah on a project, and this week three new cabins made from trees previously believed to be a fire threat have opened in Provo Canyon. The project to create the new, sustainable cabins in the area has been going on for about two years. Callie Privett is one of the scouts involved in the project. “I like them a lot, they are really nice,” she […]

  • Home-building organization asks neighbors to watch out for each other after odd theft

    MAGNA, Utah — Someone stole six to seven pieces of sod from the front lawn of a newly built Habitat for Humanity home in Magna recently. “I got a call that basically the front lawn had been stolen and it took a little while for my brain to actually catch up to that concept, that someone would steal the front lawn of a Habitat for Humanity home,” said Ed Blake, executive director of Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity. The […]

  • Simulated ambulance helps students at WSU prepare to treat patients

    OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University has one of the nation’s oldest programs for training emergency medical responders, and now it has cutting edge technology as well. The school now has a realistic simulator built to resemble an ambulance. “The dimensions are exactly that of a traditional ambulance,” said Bill Robertson, who is an assistant professor of emergency care at WSU. “It even has compressed air, so they can attach the patient to oxygen as needed.” Robertson said the plastic […]

  • Research at U of U could boost power potential of solar panels

    SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah has spent three years developing a product that could boost the potential of solar power around the world. Rajesh Menon, professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Utah, spoke about their efforts. “One of the big challenges in solar energy is the fact that electricity produced from solar energy is more expensive than what can be produced by fossil fuels,” Menon said. Menon said that most solar energy cells […]

  • Dispatcher helps talk family through delivering baby along the side of road

    SALT LAKE CITY – A family had to pull their car over and call 911 as a woman went in to labor, and a dispatcher helped talk them through the roadside delivery. The Senkels said they weren’t expecting their baby to come that day. “We had plenty of time, is what we were thinking,” Rebecca Senkel said. The family began heading to LDS Hospital, but baby Eden was coming too quickly, so Greg Senkel pulled over and called 911. Dispatcher […]

  • Program traps cats to control feral feline populations as part of no-kill initiative

    SALT LAKE CITY – Stray cats can be a nuisance, but a group of Utahns are working to control feral cat populations through means other than putting the animals down. Best Friends Animal Society is trapping feral cats, but they are caging the animals for a good cause. The cats live in colonies of three to 30, and the cats captured are spayed and neutered before they are brought back. “Community cats covers a fairly large scale of cats,” said […]

  • 60,000 square feet of tile being replaced after mortar fails at State Capitol

    SALT LAKE CITY – The tile placed at the Utah State Capitol was meant to last for 50 years, but even though the tile was put down in 2008 it is all being replaced in a lengthy, expensive process. The new tile was part of a $250 million restoration project that was finished six years ago, but two years ago the tile in the building began to break down. “We were noticing some premature failure in the tile, so we […]


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