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
  • Bureau of Reclamation prepares for high spring runoff

    PROVO, Utah — At a press conference Monday morning, Bureau of Reclamation Provo Area Manager Wayne Pullan talked about reservoir water levels in the area, most of which are full or near-full. “In 2017, mother nature threw us a knuckleball,” he said, referring to the unpredictable weather. Pullan talked about the snow pack that started slowly; it was dry from November to December. By the end of the year, however, mother nature flipped the switch. “We live in the desert […]

  • Residents displaced after house fire in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah — Around seven o’clock Sunday morning, crews hurried to 55 East Pioneer Street in Sandy. Ben Perry was on his way home when he saw the smoke. He drove around looking for the house, and when he found it, he said he made sure the residents got out safely. “I’m yelling, ‘Everybody get out! Everybody get out!'” he recalled. He said while he was on the phone with 911, he saw the two residents, a man and a […]

  • Hundreds celebrate arrival of spring at Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — It’s an opportunity to get a little messy and to make friends with people of all different races, ethnicities, and religions. This weekend was the 2017 Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, and it’s known as both the Festival of Colors and the Festival of Love. Malina Taneja and Aakansha Maheshwari taught those in the crowd some classic Indian dance and folk styles from […]

  • Local police agencies get special training to help bring missing kids home safely

    KAYSVILLE, Utah — When a child goes missing, it’s up to police to help bring them home safely. One chief says, with some recent training, his officers are able to handle these stressful incidents even better than before. There are only 35 police organizations throughout the entire country that have completed the Missing Child Readiness program. The West Bountiful City and Kaysville police departments are two of them. “It’s definitely a win-win,” said Kaysville Police Chief Sol Oberg. Oberg said […]

  • Weber County Car spray painted and glittered by vandals

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Shayden Divin bought his new car just two weeks ago and in the early morning hours on Tuesday, someone vandalized his car and garage doors. “I was actually in bed,” Divin said. “My dad comes down and he said, ‘Guess what happened again.'” Divin went outside to find vulgar words spray painted on his car, along with his driver’s side window smashed in and glitter all throughout the inside of his car. He said this isn’t […]

  • Ogden to build fence for elementary to lessen homeless traffic

    OGDEN, Utah — Ogden City teamed up with the Ogden School District to build a fence around the Odyssey Elementary School playground to prevent homeless traffic. Principal Leanne Rich said since the Lantern House, formerly St. Anne’s Center, homeless shelter and soup kitchen opened nearby, they have seen a lot of people hang around or cut through school grounds. “It’s a significant distraction and often times [the kids] are worried about the people,” Rich said. Ogden City Chief Administrative Officer […]

  • Murray Police say suspect in abduction attempt used candy to entice child

    MURRAY, Utah — Police responded to a Murray home Sunday after a mother says a man tried to abduct her young child, who was playing in the yard. Sgt. Halford of the Murray Police Department said they were called to a home in the area of 6500 South Lombardy Drive on a report of an attempted abduction. Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident just after 3 p.m. Halford said a mother let her 2-year-old daughter play in […]

  • Police respond after hikers find human skeletal remains in Deaf Smith Canyon

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Police responded to Deaf Smith Canyon Sunday after hikers discovered human skeletal remains. Homeowners who live in the area were hiking near their property when they found a human skull, some bones and a small piece of camouflage cloth, and they called police around 1:15 p.m. Unified Police said the bones were found on the border of Cottonwood Heights and Forest Service Land about a mile from a trail. Specific details about the cause and manner of […]

  • City leaders, residents speak out against putting homeless shelter in West Valley

    SALT LAKE CITY — City officials, Utah lawmakers and concerned citizens gathered at the Utah State Capitol Saturday to argue the case against putting a homeless shelter in West Valley City. West Valley City Mayor Ron Bigelow was among those speaking against the proposal. “Sometimes when people do things that are foolish, someone has to speak up,” he said of his involvement. Before another public comment session held Saturday afternoon, West Valley City residents gathered in the Capitol courtyard to […]

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving tout success of ignition interlock devices

    SALT LAKE CITY — Mothers Against Drunk Driving say one method to stop drunk drivers is working, and they said it is stopping more than 2,500 people in Utah from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. It’s the Ignition Interlock Device, a small breathalizer installed in the car. If you have had something to drink and you blow into it, you will not be able to start your car. “Anything that helps people remind them to not get behind the […]

  • Gov. Herbert declares Flood Safety Awareness Week amid concerns about melting snowpack

    SALT LAKE CITY — The snowpack in Utah is melting, and it’s causing water runoff that has emergency management personnel alert for possible flooding. “Flooding is the most common natural disaster,” said Joe Dougherty, PIO for Utah Emergency Management. “In Utah we often worry about earthquakes and severe winter storms, but flooding happens way more often.” Governor Herbert declared March 12 to March 18 “Flood Safety Awareness Week.” During the week they’re sharing tips on how to be prepared. “We do […]

  • UDOT urges drivers, pedestrians to be aware as deaths at Utah intersections on the rise

    SALT LAKE CITY — You may have noticed those UDOT signs on the highway, showing a count of 78 deaths at Utah Intersections in 2016. Robert Miles, UDOT Director of Traffic and Safety, said that number has increased in recent years. According to Zero Fatalities, 280 lives were lost in 2016 on Utah roads. Deaths at intersections specifically make up a little over a quarter of that total. “This was an absolutely tragic event, not only for the victims, the […]