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Robert Boyd is excited to call Salt Lake City his new home and is looking forward to living “Life Elevated.” He has been a Reporter with Fox 13 since April 2014.

Robert is from Pittsburgh, PA, where he graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. His career in TV news spans across the country, from KUSI in San Diego, CA, to KDBC in El Paso, TX, to KFSM in Fayetteville, AR, to WTEN in Albany, NY.

Some of his notable news coverage includes the deadly drug wars in Juarez, Mexico and the devastating outbreak of tornadoes in Alabama in 2011.

In 2013 he took a break from reporting to pursue his other passion, which is traveling. He lived and worked in Qinhuangdao, China teaching English to children and adults. Besides learning a whole new culture, the experience allowed him time to explore much of Asia and eat some amazing food.
Robert’s return to journalism was an easy decision. He thrives on telling compelling stories on a daily basis about original people, places and topics. He couldn’t think of a better place to reclaim the notepad and pen than Utah.

Being an outdoor enthusiast he is eager to hike the trails and ski the slopes that have solidified the state as one of the best for playing outside. His other hobbies include cheering for his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers, bocce ball, golfing, bicycling and visiting family.

You can follow Robert on a daily basis on Twitter @Robertboydfox13. You can also email him at Robert.Boyd@fox13now.com. He is always looking for new and interesting stories so don’t be afraid to send one his way.

Recent Articles
  • 2-year-old boy drowns after wandering away from campsite in Blacksmith Fork Canyon

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — For the third time in the last month, a person has drowned in Utah after getting caught up in raging waters. The latest victim is a two-year-old boy. It was around 10 a.m. Sunday morning when a family from Box Elder County, camping in Blacksmith Fork Canyon, realized their two-year-old son was gone. “The child hadn’t been out of sight for very long at all, literally probably a minute or less,” said Lt. Mike Peterson with […]

  • ‘Bark in the Park’ raises funds for animals in honor of two young Utahns killed in crash

    ROY, Utah — Two friends killed in a car accident last summer were remembered through a special fundraiser Saturday. From cheering on dogs as they strut the runway, to checking out engines under the hoods of antique cars: The inaugural Bark in the Park was more than just a fundraiser, it was a mix of some of the things Madi Haan and Tyler Christianson loved. “We wanted to do something positive because we feel like time just kind of stopped, […]

  • Taylorsville residents concerned after chemicals dumped in North Jordan Canal

    TAYLORVILLE, Utah — Imagine looking out your window to see someone dumping chemicals outside your home. That’s what happened to residents in Taylorsville this week. “I was in my apartment, and we smelled a really strong chemical smell just coming in from somewhere,” said Courtney Ussery. When Ussery walked out onto her balcony, she immediately started shooting video with her phone. Down below, a man was using a tube to pump hundreds of gallons of chemicals from his truck into […]

  • Young race car driver joins Click It or Ticket campaign to save lives in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — Next week, law enforcement agencies from across the state will kick off the 17th annual Click It or Ticket Campaign. Police say the goal of this campaign is not to write tickets, but to save lives. This year they have a new spokesperson. He’s only 9-years-old, and he loves his seat belt. Utah race car driver Tuscan Nuccitelli says he’s learned firsthand how important a seat belt can be. Last year he was zooming around turn […]

  • Women who stopped runaway UTA bus in SLC share their story

    SALT LAKE CITY — A runaway bus without a driver and passengers left to fend for themselves. It sounds like a movie, but it was all too real for nine passengers on board a UTA bus earlier this month. On Wednesday, UTA released security video from inside the bus. In the video you see the bus parked on the shoulder of Foothill Drive during morning rush hour back on May 5. You see the driver leave the bus and walk […]

  • Cache County teens charged with attempted murder remain in detention without bail

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — Two teenagers charged with the attempted murder of a 14-year-old girl were in court in Cache County Thursday. Colter Peterson and Jayzen Decker are being tried as adults. The teens are accused of luring Deserae Turner to a Smithfield canal back in February, where they shot her in the back of the head. Prosecutors say the shooting was premeditated and that the boys, who were both 16 at the time, took money and electronics from Turner’s […]

  • Ogden planning new development projects near LDS Temple

    OGDEN, Utah — The city of Ogden has a number of new developments in the works, including homes, office space, a senior living community and a hotel—and all would be built right across the street from the LDS Temple. “We feel that this is some of the most valuable property in the city because of its location,” said Brandon Cooper, Deputy Director of Community and Economic Development for the city of Ogden. He is referring to the 3.5 acre lot […]

  • Interior Secretary Zinke meets with Utah politicians, tribal leaders regarding national monuments

    SALT LAKE CITY — Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke arrived in Utah Sunday, beginning a four-day tour in which he will be reviewing the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments. Zinke is calling it a listening tour, and there were hundreds of protesters outside BLM offices who wanted to be heard. “I hope he pays attention to the people of Utah, this is land that belongs to all Americans,” said Fred Gruendell of Draper. Inside the Bureau of […]

  • Thousands rally in support of national monuments ahead of Interior Secretary’s visit to Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — More than 2,000 people rallied at the Utah State Capitol Saturday in support of the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. Last month President Donald Trump issued an executive order to review all large national monument designations dating back to 1996. On Sunday, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke comes to Utah to conduct a review and subsequent recommendation. Never in the history of the United States has a president taken a national monument away. […]

  • Alumni hope to get Granite High School campus on National Register of Historic Places

    SALT LAKE CITY — Granite High School is down to its final couple of months before it is demolished later this summer. It appears it’s too late to save the buildings, but one local group of alumni are still hoping they can preserve its memory. Dora Lyn Goins can’t believe it’s been 52 years since she walked the halls of the old Granite High School. “This school meant so much,” said Goins, who graduated in 1965. She remembers the exact […]

  • Utah woman donates organ to help stranger receive life-saving transplant

    SALT LAKE CITY — A woman living in Kentucky was fighting for her life, in need of a kidney transplant, when a stranger, right here in Utah, came to her rescue. Kimberly Gallardo of Kentucky and Brittany Hefner of Utah met for the first time last week at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, but it’s like they’ve known each other their entire lives. “I can’t thank her enough,” Gallardo said. “She tells me, ‘I’m not your angel.’ […]

  • Loved ones mount search effort for missing Spanish Fork man

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — Police in Utah County are asking for help locating a missing man, and the man’s family organized a search Thursday afternoon. According to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, 39-year-old Steven Reed Terry of Spanish Fork was reported missing April 26. A relative reported to police they’d received message that led them to believe Terry might harm himself, and deputies tried to locate the man through his cell phone but found it was not powered on. Terry […]