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
  • UDOT prepares for winter storm ahead of the snow

    SALT LAKE CITY — If you are not ready for winter, now is the time to prepare because your Friday morning commute could be a cold and slippery one. UDOT is ready to take care of the roads, including I-80 in Parleys Canyon, but is your car ready for the drive? “We’ve been out pushing snow two or three times this year already, so our trucks are pretty much ready, but we are doing some preventative maintenance, making sure everything’s […]

  • Group wants to rename Squaw Peak

    UTAH COUNTY – A group in Utah County is working to change the name of a well-known peak in Provo. The “Repeak Committee” believes Squaw Peak is disrespectful to Native American Women. “By a simple name change of the peak, people could begin to see Native American women in a more positive light and it’s a small step in the right direction to do that,” said committee member Terence Wride. Wride helped in the inception of the committee. He said […]

  • Summit Co. Attorney’s Office files murder charge against former pro football player

    PARK CITY, Utah — The Summit County Attorney’s Office has filed a murder charge against a former professional football player accused of killing his wife earlier this month in Park City. Anthony Darnel McClanahan, 46, faces one first-degree felony count of criminal homicide murder in connection with the death of 28-year-old Keri Colleen McClanahan. According to a court document, Keri McClanahan died on November 1 or 2, and investigators found her body in a room at Park Regency Resort in […]

  • Four homes damaged by fire in North Salt Lake

    NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Four homes sustained damage after a fire broke out in a shed in North Salt Lake Sunday night. Fire crews responded to Cambridge Drive in North Salt Lake after receiving a 911 call at 4:50 p.m. Two homes sustained significant damage and were evacuated, while another two homes sustained lesser damage, primarily to the siding on the structures. North Salt Lake officials stated that the fire began in a shed and spread to one home, […]

  • Rally calls for justice after man killed during altercation in Ogden

    OGDEN, Utah — On October 28, a fight broke out at Lester Park in Ogden and a man died. This Saturday, things quickly escalated once again, this time at a rally for that same man, William Torrence. At the spot where he died, the Black Lives Matter Utah Chapter gathered to demand justice for Torrence. They said Torrence died as a result of racism, but a man who came to the rally with signs of his own insisted Torrence’s death […]

  • Mapleton family of four found shot to death inside home in possible murder-suicide

    MAPLETON, Utah – Police are investigating a possible murder-suicide after finding a family of four and their dog shot to death in a home on the north end of Mapleton. Later Friday police identified the deceased as 45-year-old Timothy Griffith, 42-year-old Jessica Griffith, 16-year-old Samantha Badel and 5-year-old Alexendre Griffith. Police say Timothy and Jessica moved their family to Mapleton from Switzerland around July of this year after Timothy got a job in the area. Samantha is Jessica’s daughter and […]

  • Police arrest teen accused of brandishing knife inside Syracuse High, starting fire outside

    SYRACUSE, Utah – A teen accused of brandishing a knife inside a school in Syracuse and starting a fire outside is in custody. Police said a real-life drama unfolded at Syracuse High School while students were rehearsing for a play Wednesday night. Syracuse Police said a suspect, whose face was covered with a bandanna, went into Syracuse High School with a knife at about 8:30 p.m. Custodians found him wandering the halls and asked him to leave. That’s when he […]

  • Park City homicide victim’s sister speaks out after former football player is accused of murder

    PARK CITY, Utah – Just four days after her sister’s death, Heather Gauf spoke with FOX 13 about Keri “KC” McClanahan, the victim of the homicide in Park City Thursday. Gauf and her sister are the youngest of 10 children in their family, and are just a few years apart in age. Gauf said the two told each other everything, including KC confiding in her about her abusive marriage to Anthony McClanahan. Gauf said there are a lot of important […]

  • Son taken into custody after elderly couple found dead in Holladay home

    HOLLADAY, Utah — Unified Police have taken a man into custody in connection with the deaths of his parents. Lt. Brian Lohrke of the Unified Police Department said they have taken 51-year-old Robert Liddiard into custody. The man was apprehended at a home in Millcreek around 8:20 p.m. Saturday. Police identified the victims as Robert and Diane Liddiard, both residents of Holladay believed to be in their 80s. Police say the younger Robert Liddiard is a suspect in the deaths […]

  • Utahn visiting Texas offers support in aftermath of mass shooting

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Dave Acosta was flying into San Antonio, Texas for work Sunday morning and said he did not expect to hear about a deadly mass shooting that happened just 30 miles away in Sutherland Springs. Acosta has 10 years of experience in law enforcement and 17 years of experience in providing personal security to clients overseas in potentially dangerous areas. He said he figured he would see how he could help. He said he has driven through […]

  • Community creates Halloween do-over after Utah teen with special needs has negative trick-or-treat experience

    LEHI, Utah — A 17-year-old girl with autism went trick-or-treating with her siblings in Sandy on Halloween only to have people shut the door in her face and tell her she’s too old. Katina Burnett, who often goes by Trina, dressed up as Sally from “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, but came home crying. “You know they go out, knock on a few doors and they get the comments, ‘Oh you’re too old and close the door in their face?” said […]

  • Keri McClanahan, Anthony McClanahan

    Former pro football player accused of murdering his wife in Park City

    PARK CITY, Utah – A former professional football player is accused of murdering his wife inside a Park City hotel Thursday morning. On Friday, prosecutors identified Anthony Darnel McClanahan, 46, as the suspect in the murder of Keri “KC” McClanahan, 28. The incident occurred at the Park Regency hotel at 1710 Prospector Avenue. Police said a Park City sergeant who was routinely patrolling the area was flagged down by McClanahan around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Almost simultaneously, the officer received a […]