John Franchi joins FOX13 as a Multimedia Journalist.
John joined KSTU after four years at KMTR in Eugene, OR where he served as the evening news anchor. In Eugene, John won an Emmy award for his coverage of the Umpqua Community College shooting. Before making the switch to news, John spent more than a decade covering sports.
When he isn’t covering the news, John likes to spend time participating in Crossfit, traveling and watching classic movies. He is also a proud owner of a rescue dog named Zurg. A native of San Francisco, John is a die-hard fan of the Giants, 49ers and Warriors. He says being able to cover the Giants’ win over the Tigers in the 2012 World Series and the inaugural College Football Playoff game were some of the best experiences of his career.


Recent Articles
  • Hundreds attend ceremony as LDS Church dedicates Cedar City Temple

    SOUTHERN UTAH – Members of the LDS Church in Cedar City are welcoming the addition of a temple. Hundreds of people braved the cold weather Sunday morning as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dedicated their newest temple. “It’s hard to overstate how full our hearts are for this opportunity to have our very own temple and how proud we are to be a part of this,” said Becki Brownson, a Cedar City resident. Christian Lee, another Cedar […]

  • Mother of infant at center of Utah Amber Alert shares her story

    SALT LAKE CITY – The day after an Amber Alert was issued in Salt Lake City for a newborn boy, the child’s mother is sharing her story. The baby was found safe Friday night and the Amber Alert was canceled. Meredith Woods, the infant’s mother, said she has made mistakes and isn’t the perfect parent—and her baby Clifford was her second chance at being a mom. “It’s horrible,” she said. “My world got ripped out of my arms.” Friday is […]

  • Relative who loaned truck to Utah Amber Alert suspect said man seemed ‘desperate’

    SALT LAKE CITY — An infant was found safe and his father remains at-large after an Amber Alert was issued in Utah Friday, and the suspect may be driving a truck loaned to him by a relative. The Amber Alert was canceled after the days-old baby was found safe, but the suspect, Albert Phillips, is still on the run. Phillips may be in a white Ford F-250 with Utah license plate W723CV. Police began looking for that truck after finding out […]

  • Amber Alert canceled in search for missing girls and man after raid at religious compound

    IRON COUNTY, Utah – An Amber Alert has been canceled for two missing Utah girls from Spring City. According to Del Schlosser of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Samuel Warren Shaffer was arrested, and the two girls were found safe. Authorities searched Monday for Shaffer who was believed to have a 4-year-old and an 8-year-old with him. The Amber Alert was issued after the girls’ father was arrested when authorities raided what is believed to be a religious compound. The girls’ mother […]

  • UDOT says crews are prepared as snow hits northern Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — It finally feels like winter. The National Weather Service is predicting as many as four inches of snow will fall on the valley floors Sunday night and into Monday morning. “We are seeing the cold front come in, move through the Salt Lake Valley right now, and it’s filling in with rain and snow showers behind it,” meteorologist Charlotte Dewey said Sunday afternoon. The first significant snowfall of the season is finally arriving. “Drivers will likely […]

  • Congressman John Curtis introduces his first bill

    WASHINGTON — Newly-elected Congressman John Curtis, who won the bid to replace Jason Chaffetz, introduced his first piece of legislation Tuesday. Curtis’ bill, the Endangered Fish Recover Program Extensions Act of 2017, is a bipartisan bill intended to extend recovery programs for endangered fish species in the Upper Colorado and San Juan Rivers and ensure access to those water sources “for everything from irrigation to recreation,” a statement from Curtis’ office said. The bill, first introduced identifies four fish species […]