Lauren Handley is a Multi-Media Journalist who joined Fox 13 News in February 2017.

Lauren is a Philadelphia native who earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Lauren’s first reporting job was at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania where she specialized in covering crime and public affairs. When she is not covering news or watching news, Lauren enjoys “binging” on Netflix shows, taking-in live music, and trying to win the affection of her prima donna cat, Nova.

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Recent Articles
  • Skier flown to hospital after avalanche at Snowbasin Resort

    SNOWBASIN, Utah — One person was flown to a hospital in stable condition Sunday after they were buried in an avalanche at Snowbasin Resort. According to a press release from Snowbasin Resort, the avalanche occurred in-bounds at the resort around 3:10 p.m. in the No Name area. Ski patrol and nearby witnesses were able to dig out one individual who was buried in the avalanche. The individual was taken off the mountain by a helicopter around 4:45 p.m. and transported […]

  • Government shutdown impacts Utah National Guard, state’s national parks

    SALT LAKE CITY – The US military is facing a variety of consequences as a result of the federal government shutdown. Service members are working temporarily without pay. Secretary of Defense James Mattis says while US forces will continue to carry out operations around the world, some programs are being stopped. Utah National Guard members are apprehensive, waiting for a budget to pass. When the government shuts down, not every federally funded agency, program, and service grinds to a halt. […]

  • Suspect remains at-large after Herriman shootings, manhunt

    HERRIMAN – Police have identified the suspect in a shooting in Riverton that led to a shelter in place order in Herriman for several hours Saturday. Unified Police said at 4:42 p.m. that all shelter in place orders for Herriman and Riverton were lifted. Police identified that suspect as 33-year-old Justin Gary Llewelyn of Riverton. Police say they are still searching for him, but are also asking him to turn himself in. Sheriff Rosie Rivera addressed the man by name […]

  • I-15 reopens in Midvale with temporary fix, but long-term repair needed after massive tanker fire

    MIDAVLE, Utah — After a long night and following day of work, UDOT has fully reopened I-15 near 7200 South. The area was shut down for hours Thursday night after a tanker carrying 10,000 gallons of fuel became engulfed in flames. Officials said they believe its brakes sparked the flames. The truck is disintegrated and the road underneath it was left extremely damaged. “The panels were burned pretty extensively. The intense heat, the amount of gas and fuel that spilled, […]

  • New report recommends lowering legal limit for DUI from .08 to .05

    SALT LAKE CITY — A report from a committee under the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was released Wednesday, recommending multiple policy changes pertaining to alcohol and drunk driving. At the top of their list was lowering the legal limit for DUI from .08 to .05 blood alcohol content. “Finally we’re getting other people who are looking at the data that we’re looking at and coming to the same conclusions that we’re coming to,” said a backer of […]

  • Utah expected to see 700 new fast-charging stations for electric vehicles in 2018

    UTAH — Over the next year, drivers can expect to see about 700 new fast-charging stations for electric vehicles pop up all over Utah. Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox said of Summit County’s new stations Wednesday: “Setting the example here is critical for the future.” Imagine paying the equivalent of $0.75 per gallon in gas, but it’s electric. Cox and others said if that is not a good incentive to make the switch to driving electric vehicles, there are plenty of […]

  • Billboard campaign works to prevent overdoses in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — You may have noticed bright yellow billboards around Utah talking about the opioid epidemic and naloxone. Those billboards have been up for about a year and a half, and although they rotate locations, their purpose remains the same: they are meant to start a conversation. “These are people that deserve every chance, and if they’re gonna find the chance, if we’re gonna link them to treatment and recovery, which is part of our goal, we need […]

  • Crews recover bodies of missing Ogden men from Great Salt Lake after plane crash

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — Search and rescue crews have recovered the bodies of two Ogden men who were reported missing aboard a small airplane in December. Denny Mansell, 71, and Peter Ellis, 74, were reported missing December 29 after they took off from Ogden and planned to fly over the Winter Steam Festival at Golden Spike Historical Site. Search crews began looking for the men when they did not return when anticipated, and last weekend boat crews using sonar […]

  • Remembering LDS Church Pres. Thomas S. Monson

    Please wait a moment for the video to load below. SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Thomas S. Monson is being laid to rest Friday. The funeral is at the LDS Conference Center downtown. LIVE COVERAGE: Click here to watch live coverage of the funeral. President Monson passed away last Tuesday at the age of 90 from causes related to age. More than 30,000 people attended Pres. Monson’s viewing Thursday. Those attending the […]

  • Canyons School District hit hard by cold, flu season

    SANDY, Utah — It’s cold and flu season, and one school district is being hit particularly hard with illness. “It’s starting to spread and once it spreads, it spreads like wildfire,” said Dr. Robert Heck, an ER Physician at Alta View Hospital. It’s taking out teachers left and right in Canyons School District. “It’s elementary, middle, high school teachers, special education teachers. Everybody across the board,” said Jeff Haney, a spokesperson for the district. Wednesday, 51 teachers had to call […]

  • Police release dash cam video from officer-involved shooting, chase in Utah County

    UTAH COUNTY — The Utah County Sheriff’s Office released dash camera footage Wednesday from two of their vehicles that show a shooting and police chase on I-15 that happened just days before Christmas. Law enforcement was alerted to be on the lookout for a white pickup truck after an incident occurred at a Nephi truck stop. A man had reportedly been selling items out of his truck to make money for gas when he locked himself out of his vehicle. […]

  • Wrong-way driver in Maserati causes head-on crash on I-15; crash captured on video

    ROY, Utah – An intoxicated driver in a high-end sports car caused a head-on collision on Interstate 15 in Weber County early Saturday morning, the Utah Department of Public Safety said. The collision occurred shortly before 1 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-15 near Riverdale Road. Dash camera video captured by a driver in the southbound lanes shows the Maserati speeding into oncoming traffic, then striking another vehicle. “My first thought was they’re both dead,” Louis Marshall said. Marshall […]