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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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  • Group donates protective vests to police dogs in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — West Valley City’s four-legged officers are about to be better protected on the job, and the change is the result of a fundraiser by a national group. Sgt. Shane Matheson and the rest of the West Valley City PD’s K9 unit have a new addition to their gear: brand new bulletproof protective vests for the dogs. “Generally when we are out searching for suspects, the dog is the first part of the search team to […]

  • West Valley City PD to revive disbanded narcotics unit

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A unit that has been out of commission for more than two years in the West Valley City Police Department is set to start up again Monday. The department will have a specialized narcotics unit for the first time since it was disbanded in November of 2012. West Valley Police Department Chief Lee Russo said their Neighborhood Narcotics Unit was shut down after they had a significant scandal develop. In November of 2012, members of […]

  • Tech developed in Utah a useful tool during peak flu season

    SALT LAKE CITY — We are at the peak of one of the most severe flu seasons we’ve had in Utah for some time, and technology developed at the University of Utah is proving to be a valuable tool in dealing with the epidemic. Some symptoms of the common cold are the same symptoms seen in someone with the flu, but the treatments for both conditions differ. BioFire Diagnostics’ FilmArray aims to eliminate the guesswork in determining which of the […]

  • New shelters at bus stops a big hit with Utah skiers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Waiting for the ski bus is typically the more miserable part of a day on the slopes, but now the Utah Transit Authority has something that will make that wait in the cold a little more bearable. Skiers and snowboarders at the resorts in Big and Little Cottonwood canyons can now relax in insulated ski shelters while they wait for their ride. Patrons, like James Ellis, said the change was a much-needed improvement. “There are days, […]

  • Expert dispels common myths about organ donation

    SALT LAKE CITY – During the past three months, you’ve met many people who have received, are waiting to receive, or who have donated organs. In this edition of Gift of Hope, FOX 13 News takes a look at some of the myths surrounding organ donation. See below for four common myths and a response from Alex McDonald of Intermountain Donor Services. Myth 1: If I have ‘yes’ on my driver license – will the emergency room do everything they […]

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    Utah boys, each in need of a new heart, are best buddies

    SALT LAKE CITY — Before he was five months old, Teagan Petitt needed two surgeries to deal with a congenital heart defect. “We found out that Teagan was born with a very critical, congenital heart defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and we would need to operate immediately,” said Brytten Pettit, Teagan’s mother. Teagan, 6, had a third open heart surgery in July 2013.  His mom said life became fairly normal until February. “Teagan’s lungs basically fill up with […]

  • 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 […]


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