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
  • Salt Lake City apartments filling up and rents increasing

    SALT LAKE CITY – More and more apartment complexes are going up in Salt Lake City, but so are rent prices.  It’s a trend experts expect to continue as more people move into the downtown and Sugar House areas. “I think in short people are finding out Salt Lake City is a great place to live and work,” Executive Director of Investment Sales for Cushman Wakefield Commerce, Kip Paul said.  He said the growth is great news for property owners, but […]

  • Police seek two suspects after teen injured in shooting in Kearns

    KEARNS, Utah — A teen walking along 6200 South in Kearns was the victim of a drive-by shooting Sunday shortly before noon. Police expect him to survive, but they are still searching for the suspects. Neighbors told Fox 13 6200 South is a busy road, and they often hear crashing noises from car accidents, but they never hear gunshots. One nearby resident who went only by her first name, Keli, said she heard the shots while she was inside cleaning […]

  • Utahns march in support of ‘Dreamers’ in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns marched to the capitol Saturday in support of “Dreamers.” They said they want to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children from deportation. Marchers Mauro Gusman and Sebastian Defreitas said they want politicians to stop thinking with their heads and start thinking with their hearts. “I think they add everything,” Gusman said of immigrants. “I think from them we have our […]

  • Authorities dismiss charges against man accused of igniting fire in Cottonwood Heights on July 4

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Charges against a man accused of starting a fire in Cottonwood Heights on July 4th were dropped Friday. The fire burned about 25 acres, including a home along Banbury Road. The homeowners, the Schoenecks, have been living in a hotel since July 5th, the day after the fire. Dave Schoeneck told FOX 13 he is less worried about who set the fire and more concerned about the fuel source still next to his home. “There’s a […]

  • Utah man drives to Gulf Coast to help with Harvey relief

    SALT LAKE CITY — As people in Florida assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma, others in Texas are still picking up the pieces after Harvey. Utahns are continuing to help those in need, including Jay Reza of Salt Lake City. “I pulled up with my trailer and said take what you need,” Reza said. Reza and his three-year-old daughter, Rosie, hopped in the car and made the drive to the Gulf Coast. He had an SUV, a work trailer, […]

  • Utah native facing Hurricane Irma: ‘There really is no safe place in Florida right now’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hurricane Irma’s path continues to change, and the unpredictability has people in Florida even more worried than before, even those who have experienced hurricanes in the past. One woman, KimberLee Blacker Herron, told Fox 13 her husband has lived in Florida for 30 years and seen a few hurricanes, but nothing that compares to Irma. “This is unlike anything anyone’s ever seen because of the width,” Herron said. “I mean it’s 150 miles across. Our state […]

  • Vacationing Utahns stuck in Florida prepare to ride out Hurricane Irma

    ORLANDO — Some Utah families are stuck in Florida on vacation, waiting to ride out Hurricane Irma. Jessica Graham was at home in Centerville Saturday, the day her son, Casper, and in-laws, Dani and Scott, were supposed to be home – hoping for the best. The Grahams left for their vacation to Disneyworld late Friday, September 1. Their flight home was scheduled for Saturday, September 9, but it was cancelled. They plan to wait out Irma in their Art of […]

  • Utah authorities give cyber security tips after Equifax data breach

    SALT LAKE CITY — Equifax discovered a data breach on July 29th, but hackers had already been in their system since May, which was plenty of time for them to learn a lot about 143 million people. “A lot of personal identifying information like name, date of birth, social security number, address and phone number and what not,” said Sgt. Jeffrey Plank with the Department of Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigation. Utah has taken a proactive approach to cyber […]

  • Video emerges from officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY -- Video has emerged that shows a shooting that occurred in Salt Lake City early Sunday morning and involved a Cottonwood Heights Police officer and a juvenile suspect.

  • Cottonwood Heights officer shoots juvenile following car chase

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police are still investigating an overnight officer involved shooting. According to the Sgt. Brandon Shearer, a Cottonwood Heights sergeant fired his gun at a male juvenile after a car chase. 1300 south was closed by the I-15 overpass as well as northbound and southbound on-ramps, but they have now been re-opened The suspect in the chase crashed on the freeway then ran, say Salt Lake City police. That’s around the time that the officer opened fire. […]

  • Utah Against Police Brutality holds rally in response to arrest of nurse Alex Wubbels

    SALT LAKE CITY — A conversation has been started, and that is exactly what Alex Wubbels’ attorney said she wanted when Wubbels released the video of a Salt Lake City Police officer arresting her. Initially, Wubbels hoped it would reach the outskirts of Utah. The video has spread much farther, reaching people all over the world, and even inspiring rallies for her, including one that happened outside Salt Lake City Police headquarters Saturday night. Dave Newlin helped organize the Utah […]

  • Utah Hospital Nurse Arrested

    Salt Lake City mayor, police chief respond to “unacceptable” nurse arrest video

    SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Police Chief Mike Brown held a news conference Friday to express concern and outrage over video showing police arresting a nurse at the University of Utah hospital. “Like many of you, I watched the video of police officers interacting with University of Utah Medical Center nurse Alex Wubbels for the first time through the media late yesterday,” Mayor Biskupski said in a statement. “What I saw is completely unacceptable to […]