Jeff Rhineer is a Sports Anchor/Reporter, and loves covering the teams he grew up watching as a young sports fan.

He knew he wanted to become a sportscaster after sitting courtside with Hot Rod Hundley during a Jazz game at the Salt Palace as a 10-year-old. Hot Rod handed him some headphones and said, “Do you know what a rebound is?” He nodded, “Good, count ’em.”

The Provo High School and University of Utah graduate has worked in Wyoming, California and Texas covering major sporting events like the Super Bowl, the NBA finals, the MLB playoffs, the Rose Bowl, and the College World Series.

He enjoys spending his time with his family, watching his kids play soccer, leading them down the ski slopes and playing golf.

Jeff would love to hear from you. jeff.rhineer@fox13now.com


Recent Articles
  • Utes beat the Buffaloes to become bowl eligible

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah and Colorado both needed a win on the final game of the regular season to become bowl eligible, and it was the Utes that beat the Buffaloes 34-13 to clinch a spot in the postseason. Running back Zack Moss led Utah’s powerful running attack with 196 yards on 26 carries. He scored the first two touchdowns of the game on scoring runs from 15 and four yards to give the Utes a 14-nothing lead. Utah […]

  • BYU ends the season with a win in Hawai’i

    HONOLULU — After a disappointing season, the BYU football team ended their season with a 30-20 win in Hawai’i. Running back Squally Canada helped the Cougars get off to a great start with a 40-yard touchdown run to cap the first drive of the game. He added another touchdown run in the second quarter and finished with 113 rushing yards. Freshman quarterback Joe Critchlow threw for 166 yards and a touchdown pass to fellow freshman Neil Pau’u. The Cougars end […]

  • Weber State wins third FCS playoff game in program history

    OGDEN, Utah — Stefan Cantwell threw three touchdown passes to lead the Weber State football team to a 21-19 win over Western Illinois in the first round of the FCS playoffs. Cantwell threw two touchdown passes to Drew Batchelor and another one to Andrew Vollert, who finished with eight receptions for 112 yards. Weber State’s win sets up a rematch next Saturday against Southern Utah. The Wildcats and Thunderbirds are Co-Big Sky champions, but SUU earned the conference’s automatic berth […]

  • Utes end losing streak with win over UCLA

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham said the Utes had lost their edge during a four-game losing streak. But they played with some swagger on Friday night, beating UCLA 48-17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Do the Utes had their edge back? “Tonight we did,” Whittingham said. “We played with a lot of passion, with a chip on our shoulder.” The Utah offense played well, led by quarterback Tyler Huntley’s 327 total yards and four touchdown passes. Running back […]

  • Head U of U baseball coach faces suspension over NCAA violation

    SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah head baseball coach Bill Kinneberg will likely be suspended from some games next season after a self-reported NCAA violation. The nature of the violation was not disclosed, but it came to the athletics department’s attention after they received a letter from baseball player’s parent, alleging injuries that resulted from the incorrect use of equipment, drug abuse by players, a culture of partying during road trips and alcohol misuse by coaches. The university’s athletics […]

  • Aggies turn seven turnovers into win over Cougars

    Utah State forced seven BYU turnovers as the Aggies rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Cougars 40-24 on Friday night. Jalen Davis led the way with three interception, and he returned two of those for touchdowns. “That was an awesome team win,” said Utah State head coach Matt Wells. “I’m happy for that locker room, this was a long time coming. That’s a tremendous win and I know how much it means to our fans and alumni. It’s […]

  • Nacua bringing his name and game from Provo to Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Many Utahns are getting excited for Saturday’s rivalry match-up between BYU and Utah, but it’s a battle that forces some families to split their loyalties. “I’m trying to hopefully get the Utah banner into my house, but I don’t know if they’ll accept it yet,” said Utah wide receiver Samson Nacua. Samson Nacua was an all-state football player at Timpview High School, just a few miles north of BYU. He cheered on his older brother Kai […]

  • Utes open season with 37-16 win over North Dakota

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah sophomore quarterback Tyler Huntley threw for 227 yards and one touchdown, and ran for 70 more yards and two more scores to lead the Utes to a 37-16 win over North Dakota in the season opener Thursday night. Huntley and Utah’s new offense got off to a slow start. Huntley threw an interception on the first drive of the game that led to a North Dakota field goal. Utah’s offense got it going in the […]

  • Blackmon juggles his way to starting job on Utah’s defensive backfield

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah football team has to fill both starting cornerback spots in their defensive secondary this season, and former Layton High School standout Julian Blackmon is ready to take one of those spots. He’s been impressive in fall camp. “Camp has been going really well,” Blackmon said. “I’m just trying to do the best I can to show the coaches that I’m ready for this year.” He played mostly on special teams as a true freshman […]

  • Three girls soccer teams headed to nationals

    The following is sponsored by Utah Youth Soccer Association. SALT LAKE CITY — Three Utah Youth Soccer Association teams won Farwest Regional Tournaments last week in Seattle. They will now advance to Nationals in July in Frisco, Texas. 17U Celtic FC scored a late goal from Anna Pickering to win their champions game 4-3 over Cal South. “I just hit it so hard and it went in’” said Pickering. “I was like, this is not real. Everybody just hugging and […]

  • American Fork soccer player on the U.S. National team

    The following is sponsored by Utah Youth Soccer Association. AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Fifteen-year-old Devi Dudley from American Fork was with the Under-16 U.S. National Team earlier this month for three matches in Belgium. She played in every game, helping the U.S. beat Croatia, Belgium and Switzerland. “It was honestly the coolest experience ever,” said Dudley. “Just being able to represent my country and wear the crest, it’s been a dream of mine since I was really little, so being […]

  • Warriors complete 4-game sweep of the Jazz

    SALT LAKE CITY — Stephen Curry scored 30 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 121-95 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night to complete a 4-game sweep in the Western Conference semifinals. The Warriors took over the game in the first quarter when they built a 24-point lead. Dante Exum and Derrick Favors led a Jazz 14-0 run in the second quarter to cut the lead to six, but that’s as close as they Jazz came […]