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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. jeff.rhineer@fox13now.com

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Jazz extend win streak to 10 games with 101-99 victory over Spurs

    SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell led a fourth quarter rally for the Utah Jazz in a 101-99 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The victory gives the Jazz a 10-game winning streak. Mitchell scored two go-ahead shots with under a minute to play, and he finished with a game-high 25 points. The Spurs put themselves in position to win the game in the fourth quarter when they took an 83-70 lead with 9:29 to play. But […]

  • Utah Jazz trade Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson for Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose

    SALT LAKE CITY – Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson are no longer with the Utah Jazz. They were a part of a 3-team trade that came down hours before the NBA trade deadline, and first reported by ESPN. The Jazz sent Hood to Cleveland and Johnson to Sacramento. In return, the Jazz received Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose from the Cavaliers. Crowder is the big prize for the Jazz. He averaged 8.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game this season […]

  • BYU soccer player drafted to Utah Royals FC

    SALT LAKE CITY – A life-long dream has come true for a local soccer player. Imagine playing on a professional sports team in your hometown. That’s now a reality for Taylor Isom, the new defender for the Utah Royals FC. She said she almost quit soccer a few years ago after a second knee injury and is happy she didn’t, now that she is the first ever draft pick for the Royals in the National Women’s Soccer League. Isom said she could hardly sleep the night […]

  • Utah Athletics Director Chris Hill apologizes for profanity-laced tirade

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Athletics Director Chris Hill issued an apology for his profanity-laced tirade that was overheard during Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak’s postgame press conference. “I have had a few days to reflect on a heated conversation I had with an individual following our men’s basketball game against Arizona State on Sunday. While my emotions were high and I thought our meeting was private, there is no excuse for the inappropriate language I used. I have apologized […]

  • Uhatafe’s career starts with tragedy, ends with a homecoming

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Heart of Dallas Bowl will take most of the Utah football players away from home for the holidays, but it’s a return home from Salesi Uhatafe, whose college career at Utah started with a tragedy. Uhatafe survived a car crash that killed two of his brothers and fellow incoming freshman, Gaius Vaenuku. “I hate to even talk about it, it was so devastating,” said Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham. “He has overcome a lot of […]

  • 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 […]