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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
  • Deal could bring Swiss train company, more than 1,000 jobs to Clearfield

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — The city of Clearfield is in the process of buying land from UTA, and the deal could lead to more than 1,000 new jobs. “Economic developers could work their entire lifetime and never have an opportunity to see 1,000 jobs that can come in and transform the community like this,” said Shawn Beaus, Economic Development Manager for Davis County. What looks like just an open field next to the the Clearfield Transit Station could soon be […]

  • Woman drowns after rescuing dogs in Parleys Creek

    MILLCREEK, Utah — A woman trying to rescue her own dogs from a raging creek ended up drowning. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday where Parleys Creek flows into Tanner Park. Police say 58-year-old Liudmilla Feldman and her husband were walking their dogs at the time. “The dogs went into the water and got caught in the current, she went in to rescue the dogs, she got caught up in the current,” said Lt. Dan McConkey with the Unified Police Department. […]

  • Sunday’s playoff game creates faith-based dilemma for some Utah Jazz fans

    SALT LAKE CITY — Some Utah Jazz season ticket holders have to choose between their favorite team and their faith this weekend. Game Four against the Clippers marks the first time all season the Jazz will play a home game on a Sunday. It’s arguably the most important game of the season, according to season ticket holder Lowell Crabb, who has attended all but four home games all season. “We go the whole year, you watch all the regular season […]

  • Above average snowpack lifts water levels, boaters’ spirits at Great Salt Lake

    GREAT SALT LAKE, Utah — Water levels at the Great Salt Lake are the highest they’ve been in six years, and it’s because of all the snow northern Utah received over the winter. “Over the last two years the marina has gotten really low, so we had to pull about 250 boats out of the lake,” said Dave Shearer, harbor master for the Great Salt Lake Marina. Shearer said things got so bad at the Great Salt Lake that last […]

  • Utah family raising funds to buy service dog after teen suffers traumatic brain injury in tornado

    RIVERDALE, Utah — When you first meet Braydon Thompson he seems like a typical 18-year-old, but ask him a simple question and he won’t be able to answer because he’s constantly losing his memory. “Like my birth date, how old I am, where I live, who my parents are, my brother,” Thompson said. It’s one of the side effects he suffered last September when he was injured in a tornado that swept through his hometown of Riverdale. He was running […]

  • Park City man killed after car hits tree; police were responding to ‘domestic situation’

    PARK CITY, Utah — A man was killed after his vehicle collided with a tree at high speeds in Morgan County Sunday, and authorities say the man had left a residence where police had been called to respond to a domestic situation. According to a press release from the Utah Highway Patrol, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was called Sunday morning about a “domestic situation” in the Jeremy Ranch area near Park City. Before officers could arrive at the residence, the […]

  • Suspect gets cash in 5 of 6 bank robberies during 24-hour spree in Salt Lake County

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Police from across Salt Lake County are looking for a serial bank robber, wanted for robbing five banks in four different cities in less than 24 hours. Four of those robberies took place Saturday morning. “I know a lot of the agencies around Salt Lake Valley are on guard right now watching their banks and looking out for this female,” said Lt. Brian Lohrke with the Unified Police Department. It all began at the Chase […]

  • More than 20,000 people expected at Utah’s Little Sahara during Easter weekend

    JUAB COUNTY, Utah — For many Utahns, Easter weekend is the kickoff to off road season. More than 20,000 people are expected to ride the dunes in Little Sahara the next few days. “They are excited to come out here every Easter, that’s their favorite thing to do; for the past week I’ve heard non-stop, ‘When are we going to the dunes?'” said mother of seven Michelle McCracken of Heber. The Bureau of Land Management says Easter, Memorial Day and […]

  • Suspect arrested after harassing Millcreek residents about ‘missing’ car filled with stolen goods

    MILLCREEK, Utah — Unified Police said a criminal got a taste of his own medicine Thursday when items he had stolen were “stolen” right back by police. The strange string of events began around 6 a.m. on Delia Circle in Millcreek. Police said an unfamiliar Cadillac was blocking a driveway, and when officers were called to investigate they discovered a number of stolen items inside. “We got a call at the same time of a vehicle burglary that just happened […]

  • Timer Cap aims to save lives by reminding patients to take medication as directed

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new device that could potentially save lives is being introduced at pharmacies across the country. It’s called a Timer Cap, and it fits on top of your pill bottles and reminds you when to take your medication. “These amounts they are taking are very specific and need to be taken at specific times,” said David Glenn, a pharmacist for the CVS on State Road in American Fork. According to the World Health Organization, more than […]

  • Trees toppled across the Salt Lake Valley after storm brings rain, snow, wind and hail

    SALT LAKE CITY — A combination of rain, snow, wind and hail rocked the Salt Lake Valley Saturday night, causing branches to break and trees to fall. Residents say it’s one of the worst April storms they can remember. Assessing the damage in his Cottonwood Heights yard, Troy Whittaker couldn’t even tell where all the broken branches came from. “It was mostly falling in from other yards and things, so everybody, it looks like they all got a piece of […]

  • Crews suspend search for missing hiker in Ferguson Canyon amid bad weather

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Twenty-five search and rescue volunteers, five UPD officers and one DPS helicopter scoured Ferguson Canyon Saturday in hopes of finding Benjamin Kritzer, a missing hiker from Saratoga Springs. The search was eventually suspended around 3 p.m. due to bad weather. “The weather is a little tricky with the rain, the hail and the Lightning,” said Detective Ken Hansen with the Unified Police Department. Police said Kritzer took Thursday and Friday off work to go hiking, […]