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
  • Thunder rally from 25-point deficit to beat Jazz in game five

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook had 45 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 107-99 Wednesday night. The Thunder fought off elimination, but the Jazz still lead the series 3-2. Paul George played a big role in the Thunder comeback with 34 points. The Jazz led by 15 at halftime, and they extended the lead to 25 points after a 3-point shot […]

  • Utah Jazz win game four in playoff series

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz won big Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in game four to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the first round NBA playoff series. All five starters scored in double figures for the Jazz. Joe Ingles scored nine of his 20 points in the final 1:43 of the second quarter to help the […]

  • Utah Jazz respond to Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s vow to shut down Ricky Rubio in Game four

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz took a two-to-one lead in its best-of-seven first round playoff series with a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma Thunder Saturday night. Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio led the way, scoring 26 points, dishing out 10 assists and grabbing 11 rebounds. It was the first playoff triple-double by a Jazz player since John Stockton did it back in 2001. Thunder all-star Russell Westbrook was his surly self in a postgame interview. “He made some […]

  • Jazz beat Thunder 102-95 to tie series at 1-1

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Despite concerns Donovan Mitchell would miss Game 2 due to a foot injury, the rookie led the Utah Jazz to victory Wednesday night. Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Jazz to a 102-95 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to even the first round playoff series at one win apiece. That’s pretty remarkable, considering Mitchell was not sure earlier in the day if he would be able […]

  • Jazz finish fifth in the west with loss in Portland

    PORTLAND — Former Weber State Wildcat Damian Lillard scored 36 points and dished out 10 assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 102-93 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night in Portland. With the win in the regular-season finale, Portland is the third seed in the Western Conference. The Jazz end the regular season with a record of 48-34, and they’re the fifth seed in the West. That has them matched up against the fourth-seed Oklahoma City […]

  • Jazz beat Lakers to move into the 4th spot in the west

    SALT LAKE CITY — Ricky Rubio scored 31 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 117-110 over the Los Angeles Lakers. Rubio scored 25 of the 41 points the Jazz scored in the second quarter to lead the Jazz to a 65-60 lead at the half. Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points. Derrick Favors added 15 points, and Rudy Gobert chipped in with 12 points and 16 rebounds. The Jazz are 45-33 and they are now in the fourth spot […]

  • Utes beat Western Kentucky, advance to the NIT championship game

    NEW YORK CITY – Tyler Rawson put the Utes ahead for good with a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to play and Utah beat Western Kentucky 69-64 in the NIT semifinal. The Utes got off to a slow start at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Hilltoppers jumped out to an 8-0 lead, and they had a 19-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. But the Utes rallied back in the second quarter, and Rawson made the […]

  • Utah basketball team headed to NIT semifinals in NYC

    Sedrick Barefield scored 19 points and made three 3-pointers in overtime in Utah’s 67-58 win over Saint Mary’s to advance the Utes to the semifinals of the NIT at Madison Square Garden in New York City. David Collette scored eight points in the first half, but missed the entire second half with a back injury. Other players stepped up down the stretch. Tyler Rawson made five 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, and Justin Bibbins added 10 points. Utah will […]

  • Utah Jazz beat Phoenix Suns to secure eighth win in a row

    SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert led the Jazz to a 116-88 win over the Phoenix Suns Thursday night. They have now won eight games in a row, and 20 of their last 22 games to move up to the seventh spot in the Western Conference standings at 39-30. Mitchell led the Jazz with 23 points, and Gobert had 21 points and 13 rebounds. Joe Ingles made four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points, while Ricky Rubio […]

  • Utes advance in NIT after Larry Krystkowiak was ejected

    SALT LAKE CITY — Things were not going well for the Utah men’s basketball team in the first half against UC Davis. The Aggies jumped out to the early lead and it looked like they were on their way to a first round upset over Utah in the first round of the National Invitational Tournament. But then Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak went off on the referees after what he thought was a bad call. He received two technical fouls […]

  • Utah Jazz win their 11th-straight road game

    The Utah Jazz continued their strong play in New Orleans, ending their 3-game road trip with a 116-99 victory over the Pelicans Sunday. The Jazz have now won 11-straight games on the road, and they’ve won 18 of their last 20 games. Ricky Rubio led the Jazz with 30 points, and he nearly had a triple-double with 10 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Jazz to their sixth win in a row. Donovan Mitchell scored just two points in the […]

  • Jazz beat Suns 107-97 to extend winning streak to 11

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz kept their winning streak going with a 107-97 win over the Phoenix Suns. Two rookies led the way for the Jazz. Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 24 points and seven assists, and Royce O’Neale added 19 points. The Suns played the Jazz tough, and they were right there in the fourth quarter before the Jazz pulled away. “We played well enough to win,” said Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder. “We knew this would […]