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
  • Gordon Hayward talks team loyalty

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot, but it’s hard not to think: What will Gordon Hayward do this summer when he can opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent? Hayward is definitely the face of the franchise, and now he’s an NBA All-Star for the first time in his career. But during Hayward’s post-game interview Wednesday night, the names John Stockton and Karl […]

  • BYU is knocked out in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament

    LAS VEGAS — It was not a good night for BYU in Las Vegas. The Cougars trailed 19th ranked Saint Mary’s 19-7 midway through the first half, and it only got worse for BYU, losing 81-50 in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament in Las Vegas. “We were a couple steps slow in everything we did,” BYU head coach Dave Rose said. “We had a difficult time making a basket to start the game. This is a young […]

  • Utah soccer players travel to India to help girls through soccer

    SALT LAKE CITY — Twelve teenage soccer players from Utah went on a trip of a lifetime to India. The team went with “Goals for Girls,” a program that connects girls from different countries to teach life skills on how to change their own lives, and the communities they live in. The first part of their trip was spent with Slum Soccer, where they learned what life was like for a young girl in India. “We both like playing soccer,” […]

  • Utah gymnasts turning BYU family from blue to red

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah gymnast MaKenna Merrell was a strong performer for the Utes last year as a sophomore, but she’s made a big jump as a sophomore. She competes in the all-around, and she has two event wins this season. “Most people would think it would make you more nervous, but it’s really exciting,” said Merrell. “I’m really grateful that they trust me that much to put me in as many lineups as I am able to contribute […]

  • Jazz beat the Suns for their fourth win in a row

    PHOENIX — Joe Johnson made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 49 seconds to play, and Rudy Gobert had a big block moments later to help the Jazz beat the Suns 106-101 in Phoenix. Johnson scored 10 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter, and Gobert had 18 points, 17 rebounds and four blocked shots.  Gordon Hayward added 17 points, and the day he was awarded the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week. T.J. Warren gave the Suns the lead […]

  • Hayward leads Jazz to a win over the Cavaliers

    SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored 28 points to lead the Jazz to a 100-92 win over theCleveland Cavaliers. Lebron James scored 13 of his 29 points during a Cavaliers 17-0 run in the third quarter to give Cleveland a 60-58 lead, but Hayward led the Jazz back, scoring 11 points during a Jazz 16-0 run to put the jazz back up by 14 points. All five starters for the Jazz scored in double figures. Rodney had 18 points, […]

  • Utah gymnastics team ready to start 2017 season

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah gymnastics team will be chasing more championships in 2017, and it starts this Saturday when the 6th ranked Utes host 7th ranked Michigan. “To have the first meet start against Michigan is going to be a blast,” said senior gymnast Baely Rowe. “We are going to get a lot of fans and it’s going to be a hyped up meet, so I think it’s real exciting for us to get it started.” Rowe is […]

  • Joe Williams leads Utah to a win over Indiana in Foster Farms Bowl

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Joe Williams rushed for 222 yards and a touchdown and Andy Phillips kicked four field goals, including the game winner with 1:24 to play, to lead Utah to a 26-24 win over Indiana in the Foster Farms Bowl Wednesday. It didn’t start well for the Utes. Indiana forced a fumble on the opening kickoff, which set up a a touchdown pass from Richard Lagow to Mitchell Paige to give Indiana a 7-0 lead. The Utes took the […]

  • Williams runs for 210 yards to lead BYU to win over Wyoming in Poinsettia Bowl

    SAN DIEGO — Jamaal Williams rushed for 210 yards and one touchdown in his final game in a BYU uniform to lead BYU to a 24-21 win over Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl. BYU took advantage of a Wyoming fumble on a punt in the first quarter to score the first points of the game. The Cougars took over on the three yard line of Wyoming, and scored two players later on a touchdown run from quarterback Tanner Mangum. Wyoming […]

  • Jazz move past Grizzlies with a win in Memphis

    MEMPHIS — Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 22 points, and Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 12 rebounds in the Jazz 82-73 win in Memphis. The Jazz have won four games in a row, and 11 of their last 13 games to move past the Grizzlies for fifth place in the western conference standings with an 18-10 record. The Grizzlies took a 66-64 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Jazz outscored Memphis 18-7 the rest of the way. […]

  • Jazz beat the Rockets for their 4th win in a row

    SALT LAKE CITY — Gordon Hayward scored a season-high 31 points, leading the Utah Jazz to a 120-101 win over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. The Jazz have now won four games in a row to improve their record to 11-8. Rodney Hood scored 19 points for the Jazz, with 10 coming during a 20-5 run in the first quarter. But Hood left in the third quarter a hamstring strain and did not return. Rudy Gobert continues to play […]

  • Jazz beat Timberwolves for their third consecutive win

    Gordon Hayward and George Hill both scored 24 points to lead the Jazz to a 112-103 win over the Timberwolves in Minnesota. Hayward and Hill are proving to be a winning combination. They’ve only played together in four games due to injuries, but the Jazz have won all four of those games. Rudy Gobert had a strong game inside, the Jazz center scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The Jazz outscored the Timberwolves 60-44 in the paint. The Jazz […]