• Follow me on:

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 He is always looking for new and interesting stories so don’t be afraid to send one his way.

Recent Articles
  • conrad-truman-verdict

    Conrad Truman, accused of murdering his wife in 2012, acquitted in second trial

    PROVO, Utah — A Utah County man has been found not-guilty of murdering his wife. Conrad Truman was originally convicted of first degree murder in 2014, but the initial verdict was thrown out after an appeal. “Conrad Truman was innocent, he never killed his wife,” defense attorney Mark Moffat said. “He told police time and time again the night she passed away that he didn’t shoot her, he didn’t shoot her, he didn’t shoot her.” Truman’s wife, 25-year-old Heidy Truman, was […]

  • promo312179390

    Garland City Mayor declares state of emergency amid continued flooding

    GARLAND CITY, Utah — Garland City Mayor Todd Miller declared a state of emergency Thursday due to flooding as ground water continues to rise. The Mayor and city council activated the Emergency Operations Center Wednesday night, where a special meeting was held to gather data on problem areas around the city. Hundreds of homes are pumping ground water from their basements, according to the press release, and numerous families have also experienced sewage backup. The Utah National Guard was activated […]

  • promo312092511

    Box Elder County residents work to protect homes, belongings amid flooding

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — While state leaders were touring Box Elder County from the ground and air, residents were busy pumping water out of their yards and basement. Jon Rhodes has to put on his fishing waders just to get in and out of his Garland home. “It would be better if I had a canoe or something to get in and out,” Rhodes said. Rhodes is worried the whole house could be a total loss. “Well it’s starting […]

  • promo312009068

    More rain, more homes flooded in Box Elder County

    BOX ELDER COUNTY — The weather caused more flooding in Box Elder County, this time in the city of Garland. More than a dozen front yards along 5400 West are under five to six feet of water. According to residents, the water is starting to seep into basements, causing tens of thousands of dollars in damages and most of the homeowners don’t have flood insurance. “It’s incredibly frustrating seeing that I just bought this house in December. I haven’t made […]

  • summerlaytonspillett_oneblurred11

    Police: Man shoots three kids before shooting himself in Idaho home

    PRESTON, Idaho — Police said a man shot and killed three children, two of his own and the other his stepson, before turning the gun on himself early Sunday morning. The three children were sleeping inside their parents home on 67 West and 200 South in Preston, Idaho, when police say 37-year-old Tate Lee Spillett attacked. “Everybody is devastated,” said family friend Jill Parish. “They were such a wonderful family” Hundreds of people gathered Monday at a Preston Park to light candles […]

  • promo311660678

    Surveillance video captures moments before fatal street racing crash in SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — There is now security video of the seconds that led up to a deadly crash on 300 West Thursday morning. The video is from a gas station on 600 North 300 West. You can see two vehicles racing by at 70 miles per hour, according to police. West High School seniors Vidal Pacheco and Dylan Hernandez were in the blue Chevy Impala. Seconds later they were dead. Their car lost control, crossed over the center median, […]

  • img_0033

    Students at West High hold vigil for classmates killed in high-speed crash

    SALT LAKE CITY — West High School students remembered two of their own Thursday night as they held a candlelight vigil for two seniors who died in a car crash at 300 West 700 North earlier in the day. “They were cool friends man, they were so nice to hang out with, they are always respectful, honest, and if I ever needed help they were the ones to help me,” said friend Isaiah Garza. Salt Lake City Police say it […]

  • img_2634

    West High students killed in Salt Lake crash, others injured

    SALT LAKE CITY — Two people have died and two others were injured after a crash near 700 N. and 300 W. in Salt Lake City Thursday. Salt Lake Police confirmed the teens involved in the crash were seniors at West High School. All three teenagers involved in the accident were seniors at West High school. Our prayers are with the families of all involved… — SLC Police Dept. (@slcpd) February 16, 2017 “[A witness] observed a blue Chevy Impala along with […]

  • point-of-the-mountain

    Officials seek public input on future developments at Point of the Mountain

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — There are about 20,000 acres of undeveloped land at the Point of the Mountain. This week, two public workshops are being held to help decide what to do with that land. “We are being told by consultants and other people that this doesn’t exist anywhere else in the country,” said Christopher Conabee, Co-Chair of the Point of the Mountain Development Commission. “You are looking at a state asset that sits in a possible land mass between […]

  • promo311387372

    Heber head-on collision kills three people, critically injuries two others

    HEBER, Utah — A head-on crash killed three people and critically injured two others on Highway 40 in Heber Tuesday morning. UHP says two cars were heading in opposite directions when one of them drifted into the oncoming lane causing the crash. Miguel Huitron was driving the car that caused the crash, according to Crystal Rosvall, Huitron’s cousin. Rosvall said along with Huitron, his girlfriend Aja and his aunt Darcy Winger were in the car. The crash killed Huitron and […]

  • promo311318105

    The city, the county, and the state discuss homelessness

    SALT LAKE CITY — Two meeting regarding homelessness took place Monday night. One of them, at Salt Lake Community College, included leaders from the city, county and state. It was the first the attending leaders were all under the same roof to discuss the issue since four new Salt Lake City homeless resource center sites were announced late last year. “We are all sitting down together trying to work through this and everybody is committed to finding solutions to helping […]

  • promo311056338

    Constituents react after Rep. Chaffetz says packed town hall was ‘paid attempt to bully’

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The fallout from Thursday night’s town hall with Congressman Jason Chaffetz continued Friday. Close to 1,000 people were kept from getting in due to overcrowding. “It was one of the maddest groups I’ve ever been in, and it unnerved me a little at first because you could feel the anger,” said Sarah Buck of Salt Lake City. Buck was one of those who didn’t make it in, and she said she got there an hour […]