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
  • 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 […]

  • Buzzer beater lifts Jazz over Clippers in Game One

    LOS ANGELES — The first playoff game for the Utah Jazz in five years did not start well against the Clippers, with Rudy Gobert suffering a game-ending injury less than 20 seconds into the game. But it ended on a high note when Joe Johnson’s shot at the buzzer gave the Jazz a 97-95 win over the Clippers on Saturday night. Johnson is known for making big shots in the clutch. He has now made an NBA-best eight game-winning shots […]

  • American Fork relay team breaks national record

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Four American Fork distance runners set a new national high school record in the 4×1600 meter relay on Friday at the Arcadia Invitational in California. The Caveman were led by three All-Americans; two-time cross country national champion Casey Clinger, Patrick Parker and McKay Johns. “There has been national track and field people who have declared that they are fastest high school trio at one school in U.S. history,” said American Fork head coach Timo Mostert. They […]

  • 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 […]