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
  • Experts urge visitors to wear life jackets as new sandy beach debuts at Utah Lake

    UTAH COUNTY — Outdoor enthusiasts in American Fork want people to know you do not have to drive all the way to Lake Powell for sandy beaches anymore: There is a new one right in Utah County. A new multi-million dollar renovation of Utah Lake includes a sandy beach opposite the marina parking lot at American Fork Boat Harbor. “People come in in droves, and they’ll pile out here to try and get to the water line, and fishing and […]

  • Suspect in armed robbery spree caught after cop spots him during doughnut stop

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — After a string of robberies at several stores along Fort Union Boulevard in Cottonwood Heights, police arrested their suspect Saturday morning. Police said 18-year-old Zane James is suspected of multiple armed robberies. The most recent was at a Subway sandwich shop Friday morning near 23rd East, but that was not the first robbery in which James is suspect. Police also believe he hit a GameStop and World Market in the same area. Every time, he was […]

  • Tibble Fork Reservoir set to reopen Friday after $7.3 million rehabilitation project

    UTAH COUNTY — After nearly a year of being closed, Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon is reopening Friday morning. The reservoir closed in June 2016 for a $7.3 million rehabilitation project. The construction brought the reservoir up to engineering and safety standards, plus added a lot more water. “We basically doubled the amount of water that was there before construction, so now we have basically 21-acre surface area of water,” said Norm Evenstad, a Water Resource Coordinator for […]

  • Park City proposes Main Street chain store ban

    PARK CITY, Utah — It’s quaint, it draws in a lot of tourism to Utah and it’s historic. All those things bundled into one, and you’ve got Park City. It’s that authenticity city leaders are working to protect in the form of an ordinance that would ban chain retailers from opening shop on Historic Main Street. “The historic district is the key component to having economic diversity and vibrancy on Main Street,” said Park City Planning Director Bruce Erickson. For […]

  • Police: Resident, robber fought for control of shotgun during home invasion in WVC

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police are searching for three suspects who they believe attempted a home-invasion robbery at an apartment early Sunday morning. According to police, officers were called to a unit at the Aspenwood Apartment, 4100 South and 4000 West, around 2:30 a.m. Police believe a party was going on when three masked suspects made their way into the home. Two of the suspects went straight to the back bedroom and started grabbing items, including electronics. The third […]

  • Bikers form funeral procession for Ogden boy who loved motorcycles

    OGDEN, Utah — A young boy who drowned in the Ogden River earlier this month was laid to rest Saturday morning, and a group of bikers gathered to show their support. The Ogden River still runs high and swift where 8-year-old Korbin Minchey lost his life a week and a half ago. But for family and friends, the light in their life has gone out. “He was our everything,” one relative said. “I know he’s in a better spot now. […]

  • South Salt Lake Mayor responds after city chosen as site for men’s homeless shelter

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – After the announcement Thursday of which homeless populations each of the three new homeless shelters in the valley will serve, South Salt Lake residents expressed their concerns. Friday, South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood said she would stand by their side. “[I want] to protect my residents, to protect my city, and make sure that what we’ve been told we’re getting is actually what we’re getting,” she said. Wood was at the meeting where the […]

  • Morgan County warning students to stop ‘sexting’ or face charges

    MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — Morgan County School District is like any other, maybe a little smaller, but it has the same big problems other districts do with students sexting. In Morgan High School, it has become quite the distraction. “In one of our class hours, they sat us down and just talked about it,” said 16-year-old sophomore Landon Fackrell. Morgan County Sheriff Deputy Gary Dudley is also a school resource officer. He said teachers and administrators brought the issue to […]

  • Adventure seekers take tubes, kayaks down Provo river

    PROVO, Utah — After a weekend of rescue crews telling people to avoid the Provo River, the flow in some parts of the river Monday is much more inviting.

  • Deputies warn outdoor enthusiasts to steer clear of Provo River as water runs high, fast

    UTAH COUNTY — Since Friday morning, the Provo River has only gotten more and more dangerous for people recreating in the area. The water is high, fast, and cold; but some are not heeding the warning sheriff’s deputies give them. “Please don’t go near the water,” said Corey Norman, the Public Information Officer for the Provo City Mayor’s Office. Norman said Provo City and firefighters passed out hundreds of flyers, warning people of the risks of going in the Provo […]

  • Vivian Park residents brace for flooding as Provo River runs high

    PROVO, Utah — Residents in the Vivian Park neighborhood in Provo Canyon kept a careful watch on the rising water levels Saturday. A flood warning is in place for the Provo River as dam operators release water from the Deer Creek Reservoir to make room for spring runoff. Don Sorensen owns a home in Vivian Park. “We’re hoping it’s not going to go any higher, because right now it’s right outside the door,” Sorensen said. He said a recent remodel […]

  • Flood warning in place for Provo River through Monday

    PROVO, Utah — Dam operators started releasing water from Deer Creek Reservoir into Provo River Friday morning to make room for spring run off, and a flood warning is in place as a result. “There are still a very large amount of snow in the high mountains and that all has to come off,” said Steve Cain, Facilities and Lands Manager for Provo River Water Users Association. He said they’re also simulating a run-off to attract the endangered June Sucker […]