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
  • Behind the scenes at the Salt Lake Bees Pioneer Day firework show

    SALT LAKE CITY — As crowds gather for Pioneer Day fireworks displays, a lot is going on behind the scenes, even hours before the show begins. “We’ve been here since nine o clock this morning settin’ it up,” said Jeff Adams. Adams is the Head Pyrotechnician for Lantis Fireworks and Lasers’ display at the Salt Lake Bees Pioneer Day firework show. “Without the finale, just the main body here… It took us approximately, I think it was right around seven hours?” estimated Chris Ashby, […]

  • Herriman teen recounts burglary attempt after suspect kicks door in

    HERRIMAN, Utah — A Herriman teen said she is very thankful for her neighbor who was there to give her a hug moments after two men tried to break into her home. Anika Mork, 15, was in an upstairs room Saturday around 5 p.m. when she heard a loud bang. She said it rumbled through the house. Her family had just left to go to the pool, which she said is just a couple of minutes away from their home. […]

  • Teen reported missing, endangered in Salt Lake City found ‘safe and sound’

    UPDATE: Police confirmed just before 9 p.m. Saturday that missing teen Ruberwa Dieudonne has been found “safe and sound” and that his parents on their way to reunite with the boy. Previous story continues below: SALT LAKE CITY — Police in Salt Lake City are asking the public for help as they search for a missing and endangered juvenile, who they say is a refugee who does not speak English. Ruberwa Dieudonne, 13, has some disabilities and is considered missing […]

  • Police recover body in Jordan River near 4500 South

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Police have recovered a body spotted in the Jordan River Friday. Det. Jared Richardson of the Unified Police Department said the body was found in the Jordan River near 4500 South, and officers were called to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. Police say several people walking along the trail near the river spotted the body face-down in the water. Police and fire personnel responded to recover the body and document the scene. “So on […]

  • Residents cleaning up after dozens of homes flooded in Salem

    SALEM, Utah — Rhonda Maag said Wednesday evening sounded like constant thunder, but she did not expect her home to flood. “All of a sudden you could hear just the flood,” she said. “It was just a flash flood coming through my yard out the back from the road.” Maag and her family spent Thursday cleaning up their yard, picking up shards from a broken window, and drying out their basement. “My poor dogs were in their kennels, and they […]

  • Heat of bullet, not ricochet, sparked Water Tower Fire in Alpine

    Alpine, Utah — Crews are getting closer to completely putting out the Water Tower Fire in Alpine, and investigators released the cause Monday afternoon. Shayne Ward, a Public Information Officer for the Utah Division of Forestry, said it was a .50 caliber bullet that started the 397-acre fire, now 25 percent contained.  The bullet struck a rock, but it was not a spark that caused the fire.  Ward said the sheer heat of the bullet ignited the flame. There are hundreds, […]

  • Water Tower Fire near Alpine burning on 397 acres, blaze is 25% contained

    UPDATE: Fire officials said Sunday night the Water Tower Fire is now estimated to be burning on 397 acres, though earlier in the day they reported the estimated size of the fire at 505 acres. The blaze is 25 percent contained Sunday night, and firefighters say the fire has moved away from homes and they are concentrating their efforts on hot spots higher up the mountainside. The steep terrain means fire crews must make a difficult hike to reach those […]

  • Venezuelans in Utah vote in international referendum

    DRAPER, Utah – Ameritech College in Draper was one of three Utah locations for Venezuelan citizens voting in an international referendum Sunday. The other two locations were in Provo and Ogden, and in Draper the message was loud and clear: “Viva Venezuela.” The people here say they stand for freedom, and that includes freedom for Utah native Josh Holt and his wife Thamy, who have been trapped in a Venezuelan prison for more than a year. His parents showed up […]

  • 11-year-old girl hit, killed by vehicle during parade on Main Street in Nephi

    NEPHI, Utah — An 11-year-old girl died Friday after she was struck by a trailer during a parade on Main Street in Nephi that was being held in conjunction with this weekend’s Ute Stampede Rodeo. According to a press release from Nephi Police issued Saturday, the deadly accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Friday at 240 South Main Street and involved an entry in the Ute Stampede Heritage and Western Parade. The parade entry, a pickup truck pulling a flatbed trailer […]

  • Police seek pair of suspects after armed robbery at South Jordan 7-Eleven

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police are looking for two people who robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint in South Jordan early Saturday morning. A couple of teenagers were at the convenience store near 10400 South and 4000 West just after midnight, and they say they saw the two suspects run into the store. Police say two men in dark clothing and wearing masks entered the store, and both were carrying pistols. They demanded cash and took some merchandise. Elliot Larsen says […]

  • Officials hope trend continues as fewer fatalities occur on Utah roadways this summer

    SALT LAKE CITY — The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer begins Memorial Day and ends Labor Day. Now at the halfway point, The Utah Department of Transportation and Utah Highway Patrol looked at the numbers and found the number of fatalities, so far, is down from last year. Trooper Lawrence Hopper said that can only continue if we all do our part to drive safely. “We can get on the news over and over and say, ‘Hey, buckle up. Drive […]

  • Two killed in small plane crash in Butterfield Canyon

    BUTTERFIELD CANYON, Utah – Two people are dead after a plane crash in the Oquirrh Mountains Thursday morning, and a Utah Highway Patrol trooper happened to spot the aircraft moments before it went down. The crash happened just before 10 a.m. in Butterfield Canyon. Police say the plane crashed near the border of Salt Lake and Tooele counties. Trooper Jay Watkins with the Utah Highway Patrol says he was driving up the west side of the valley when he figured […]