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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.

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Warriors rally in 4th quarter to beat Jazz, take 3-0 series lead

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz put themselves into a great spot to win Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors, but Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Warriors to a 102-91 win on Saturday night at Vivint Smart Home Arena to take a 3-0 lead. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 29 points, and Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 15 rebounds, including a dunk to put […]

  • The Clippers force Game 7 with 98-93 win in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Paul scored 29 points to lead the Clippers to a 98-93 win over the Jazz on Friday night. The Clippers tied the series at 3-3, forcing a game seven on Sunday in Los Angeles. The winner of game seven will advance to play the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 31 points, but the Jazz had an poor game shooting the basketball. As a team, the Jazz […]

  • Jazz stars talk home crowd impact ahead of Game 6 in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz will carry a 3-2 lead into Game 6 in Salt Lake City Friday, giving them the chance to clinch the series in front of the hometown crowd. Fox 13 Sports’ Jeff Rhineer has covered each game of the match-up with the Clippers. He says the fans in Salt Lake City are definitely louder than the crowd in Los Angeles, and Gordon Hayward agreed the hometown fans play a big role. “It’s special, especially being here […]

  • Hayward leads Jazz to win over Clippers; Jazz head home for Game 6

    Gordon Hayward scored 27 points, including five during an 8-0 Jazz run in the fourth quarter, to lead the Jazz to a 96-92 win over the Clippers to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven first-round series. The Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter with an 11-0 run to tie the game at 69-69, but the Jazz answered back with big shots from Hayward and Rodney Hood to extend the lead to eight with 6:13 to play. “We just had […]

  • Chris Paul leads Clippers on 15-0 run in 4th quarter to beat the Jazz

    SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Paul scored 34 points, including nine points during a 15-0 run by the Clippers in the 4th quarter, to lead the Clippers to a 111-106 win over the Jazz on Friday night. The Clippers now lead the best-of-seven first-round series 2-1. The Jazz led most of the game, led by Gordon Hayward. He scored a career-high 40 points. Hayward scored 21 points in the first quarter, the most points ever scored by a Jazz player […]