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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
  • Vacant Ogden fire station to become homeless resource center

    OGDEN, Utah — A new homeless resource center for families is coming to Ogden, and it’s going to be in one of the city’s old fire stations. The city is allowing the non-profit group Family Promise to operate it rent free. For Dave Broderick, founder of Family Promise, it’s a dream come true. “This is going to be a big, big, help for the community, get these families and children off the streets,” Broderick said. Broderick has been wanting to […]

  • Families displaced after rain causes flooding at Salt Lake City apartment complex

    SALT LAKE CITY — Two families had to evacuate their apartments in Salt Lake City Thursday morning as heavy rains caused floodwaters to seep into their homes. The flooding took place at the Sunnyvale Apartments on 3940 South 764 West around 5:30 a.m. “So I woke up and turned on my flashlight from my phone, and a whole bunch of water was coming in from the doorway through a little crack, that’s when we noticed it was kind of flooded,” said […]

  • Business owners speak out against proposal to put homeless shelter in South Salt Lake

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — More than 70 South Salt Lake business owners held an emergency meeting Wednesday morning. They are planning their strategy to fight back against the county after they announced several locations for a possible new homeless resource center within the city. “It’s not looking very good for South Salt Lake, and people are upset and shocked and angry right now,” Mayor Cherie Wood said. Wood joined the business owners at the Crown Burger on 3300 South, […]

  • One of teens involved with attempted murder of Deserae Turner has preliminary hearing

    One of the teens charged with the attempted murder of a 14-year-old Cache County girl was in juvenile court Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Deserae Turner was found lying in a Smithfield canal, barely alive, shot in the back of the head last month. She remains in the hospital fighting for her life. During the hearing, 11 witnesses took the stand, but the most compelling thing to happen in the court room was when they showed a video of Deserae […]

  • WVC rejects SLCO proposed homeless site plans

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — West Valley City is calling Salt Lake County “fake” when it comes to their process for choosing a new homeless resource center. “It does not work and we will not accept a shelter in our city,” said City Manager Wayne Pyle. Pyle said Salt Lake County is trying to force a new homeless resource center where it doesn’t belong. “It was very rushed, way more fast than any public process for any type of development […]

  • Utah wildlife officials relocate ‘Jerky’ the deer again after animal bonds with another family

    MILLARD COUNTY, Utah — You’ve heard of “Where’s Waldo?”, well what about where’s Jerky? Last week the young buck was snuggling with Amber Moore’s pets and children in Delta. Then the Division of Wildlife Resources relocated him 20 miles away in the mountains of Whiskey Creek. “It seriously breaks my heart,” Moore said. It was only a matter of days before Jerky attached himself to the Kesler family at their farm in the nearby town of Holden. “I’m not surprised […]

  • Bar patrons, police react to lowering legal limit for DUI in Utah to .05

    SALT LAKE CITY — The difference between .05 and .08 may not seem like much, unless you are blowing into a breathalyzer. Then it can be the difference between going to jail and going home. People watching the Utes game at Legends on Thursday were thinking twice before they ordered another beer or shot. They are trying to figure out how much would put them over the newly proposed legal limit of .05. The Governor says he plans on signing […]

  • Utah high school installs showers, laundry facilities to help students who are homeless

    SALT LAKE CITY — When you think of the homeless epidemic in Salt Lake City high school students don’t usually come to mind, but East High says it’s a real issue. The school estimates they have between 50 and 100 students who don’t have access to a shower or a washing machine on a daily basis. “A lot of them don’t have them in their own homes, and a lot of them are afraid to ask like their friends or someone […]

  • Watch: Bishop Solis installed as new bishop of the Salt Lake City Diocese

    Please wait for video to load below. SALT LAKE CITY — A monumental night for Catholics across Utah. For the first time in almost two years, the Salt Lake City Diocese has a bishop. On Monday Bishop Oscar Solis was introduced at the Cathedral of the Madeline. He addressed the diocese with a joke, “I am totally yours, even in the snow.” Solis went on to say, “I am especially grateful to the Holy Father Pope Francis for the confidence […]

  • SLC School District Board resolves to protect undocumented students

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City School District said they want to be a safe place when it comes to undocumented students and their families. On Tuesday night the school board discussed a resolution that would go a long way in protecting these people. Students in the Salt Lake City School District said they have classmates afraid to go to school because they are undocumented or have family members who are undocumented. “They grew up here, they have […]

  • Community upset after Utah wildlife officials relocate deer known as neighborhood pet

    DELTA, Utah — People living in Delta are sad and upset after they say Division of Wildlife Resources officers took away a deer that had become a neighborhood pet. They said for the past two years the young buck had been coming into their back yards, hanging out with their dogs, cats and children. “He’s been sort of like a town celebrity, you know, everybody loves him,” said Amber Moore. “We really did take him in more as part of […]

  • Jurors discuss reaching a verdict of ‘not guilty’ for former Utah AG John Swallow

    SALT LAKE CITY — Following the John Swallow trial, two jurors spoke with the media about coming to the decision of a “not guilty” verdict. “In the end, whatever our decision was, someone was going to be disappointed and that’s one of the reasons why we are answering questions so there is no speculation,” said Sandra Buenida. Sandra Buenida and Melissa Smith, both of Salt Lake City, said during much of the John Swallow trial, they were in denial that […]