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Zach Whitney is a multi-media journalist for Fox 13 News. He joined the Fox 13 News team in November 2011.

Prior to working at Fox 13, he worked as a reporter for KLEW News in Lewiston, Idaho. He is no stranger to Utah. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and grew up in Murray.

He loves politics and religion. He is also fluent in Spanish. Zach and his wife have two daughters.

Recent Articles
  • Thousands compete in St. George during Ironman 70.3

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Athletes from around the world swam, biked and ran their way through southern Utah Saturday–all for the title of “Ironman.” Competitors in the St. George Ironman 70.3 say it was the perfect day for a race. Close to 2,600 athletes joined top professionals in the North American Pro Championship. Tim Don from Great Britain finished first for the men, with an overall time of 3:51:56. “You never know if you’re going to win until you cross […]

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    Standoff on I-15 in Washington County ends peacefully

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah – A three-hour standoff along I-15 ended peacefully Thursday. Sheriff deputies say it was due to the careful work of the area’s crisis negotiation team. Deputies got a call just after 11 a.m. from a man who said his wife left the house in an emotional state and was threatening to harm herself. Deputies tried to pull her over, but she kept going and ended up on a dirt frontage road. “Deputies felt with the situation the […]

  • New birthing suites at hospital in St. George offer at-home vibe during delivery

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Making the hospital room feel more like home: That’s the goal behind a set of remodeled birth suites at Dixie Regional Medical Center. Directors said the birth suites came about after receiving feedback from mothers about what they wanted to see in a hospital birth. The result was “less hospital.” Thursday, the hospital held an open house to show off the new rooms. “I walked in there and I felt like I was at a spa,” […]

  • St. George prepares for Ironman competition Saturday

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Athletes from across the country are making their way to St. George this week, in preparation for the Ironman 70.3 competition. It’s one of the biggest economic generators for Southern Utah. Tuesday crews put up the tents that will make up Ironman village. Tourism directors said it’s an exiting week, when a year of preparation comes together, not just for the city, but for the athletes who will compete. “These are people who have committed to […]

  • Southern Utah search and rescue crews to train as EMTs

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah – Search and rescue crews in Southern Utah are “upping” their medical game through training as EMTs. Search and rescue coordinators say the move is part of an effort to provide life-saving treatment to injured hikers faster. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a Rapid Response medical from the Utah Department of Health in October 2014. SAR liaison Darrell Cashin said they’re planning classes in the coming month to get volunteers trained. “We already had a core […]

  • Suspect tries to entice boy into car, St. George Police investigating

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – A stranger allegedly tried to entice a St. George boy who was walking home from school to get into his car, and now police are investigating. Police said a student was walking home from Tonaquint Intermediate School on Wednesday when he was approached by a man in a gold sedan. The encounter happened near Tonaquint Drive and Tonaquint Terrace. Authorities said the suspect asked the boy if he needed a ride home. “From our understanding is, […]

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    Driver in serious condition after crashing car into St. George home

    ST GEORGE, Utah – A house is condemned after police said a man who was high on heroin crashed into it Thursday morning. It happened around 7:45. Police say 29-year-old David Brereton was driving east on 1450 N. Unexpectedly, he ignored a stop sign on Dixie Downs Road, jumped a curb and crashed into a mobile home on the other side. St George Police Sergeant Sam Despain says officers found drugs and other paraphernalia in the car, specifically heroin. Brereton […]

  • Body cam video released after high-speed chase through Zion National Park

    KANE COUNTY, Utah – Authorities have a suspect in custody after they said he led them on a high-speed chase through two Utah counties and a national park Tuesday. The Kane County Sheriff’s Office arrested Oscar Manuel Flores after federal, state and local agencies got involved with the chase that started in Kane County. Officials said he originally lied about his identity and gave them the false name Austin Gomez when he was apprehended. Deputies said the pursuit started when Kanab City […]

  • Child found outside St. George motel, mom passed out in nearby room, police say

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — A 1-year-old girl is in state custody after police found her roaming outside a St. George motel unsupervised. Officers say the girl was showing signs of hypothermia and dehydration. Guests found the child crawling on the balcony of the Rodeway Inn on Red Cliffs Parkway Thursday night. Officers arrived and found the mother in a nearby room, unconscious. “The room where the child came from was open,” said St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain. “Inside there […]

  • Man using tanning bed escapes as it sets fire to Hurricane business

    HURRICANE, Utah – The owners of a Hurricane gym are sorting through wreckage after fire destroyed the building Thursday night, and firefighters said it started in a tanning booth. Firefighters got the call just after 9:45 p.m. By the time they arrived at the Anytime Fitness building on 390 South State St., smoke billowed from the roof. Anytime Fitness owner Rodger Adams says a man using a tanning booth reported hearing a pop. The room then filled with smoke. Employees […]

  • Thousands lose power in St. George after animal gets into substation

    ST. GEORGE, Utah – Thousands were without power in St. George and Santa Clara Thursday morning, and utility managers say wildlife is to blame City power employees said they’re not sure what kind of animal got into the lines, but it left close to 7,800 customers in the dark. Fortunately, it happened at 4 a.m., while the majority slept. “We had wildlife that got into the Skyline sub,” said St. George City Conservation coordinator René Fleming. “It opened a breaker […]

  • Courtesy: SUU News

    Victims killed in Enoch house fire identified

    ENOCH, Utah — Three people died Monday night in a house fire in Enoch. Police and fire officials responded to a home at 4568 N. Pioneer Road at about 10:22 p.m., but couldn’t enter because the smoke was too dense. Neighbors initially saw the flames, and wanted to help. They soon realized there was nothing they could do. “We heard “Help! Help!” over there,” said neighbor Basilio Saldivar. “It was too late to do anything. [A] guy wanted to go […]


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