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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
  • Rope swing, tree removed after man drowns in Farmington Pond

    FARMINGTON, Utah — A major change happened Wednesday at one of Davis Counties most popular swimming spots following a drowning. Tuesday night the body of 23-year-old David Senatus was found in Farmington Pond. His friends say he dove into the water using a rope swing and disappeared shortly after. On any given summer day there are more than 100 people cooling off at the pond. Mia Nash and her friends swim there just for the rope swing, which would take […]

  • 23-year-old man drowns in Farmington Pond

    FARMINGTON, Utah – The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man drowned in Farmington Pond. Authorities were called about the drowning before 10 p.m. Tuesday and it took crews until around midnight to find the victim. Deputies say the 23-year-old man was swinging on a rope swing before falling into the water. Officials say he started to swim across the pond before struggling and going under. Witnesses say they saw him go under and they weren’t able to […]

  • Brian Head Fire grows to nearly 1,000 acres; one home destroyed

    BRIAN HEAD, Utah – A human-caused wildfire northeast of the resort town of Brian Head grew to over a thousand acres Sunday morning with no containment, fire managers said. Three cabins have now been damaged and one destroyed in Brian Head due to a wildfire that has been growing since Saturday afternoon. So far the fire has burnt more than 1,000 acres. The entire Brian Head community has been evacuated. About 15 hundred structures are threatened. Tankers could be seen […]

  • Fox 13’s Robert Boyd on way to Brian Head wildfire

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Fox 13’s Robert Boyd is en route to Iron County to cover the wildfire that has forced the evacuation of the entire town of Brian Head. Robert will have the latest in a live report at nine, but he sent us this preview as he and photographer Mark Johnson drive to southern Utah.

  • Ephraim Police Chief on administrative leave amid allegations of wrongdoing

    EPHRAIM, Utah — The longest serving police chief in the state of Utah is under investigation. Last week, Ephraim Police Chief Ron Rasmussen was put on paid administrative leave following allegations against him and his department. “It’s just incredible, I have no idea what to think about it, you know, stuff like that just shouldn’t happen around here; we’re a small, tight-knit community,” said Ephraim resident TJ Mortensen. Mortensen, like many people shopping on Main Street in Ephraim Friday, was […]

  • Mother of man killed in hit-and-run speaks after suspect booked on murder charge

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The search is over for the suspect involved in a deadly hit-and-run in West Valley City. Saturday night, police arrested 40-year-old Aaron Hosman in West Jordan. He has been booked into jail and faces charges for the alleged murder of 47-year-old Jeremy Hardman as well as obstruction of justice. The victim’s mother said the arrest was the news the family had been desperately waiting for. “I was so relieved and grateful for the work that […]

  • Target shooters spark wildfire near Eagle Mountain

    UTAH COUNTY — With these dry conditions and strong winds, it does not take long for a wildfire to get started. A matter of seconds and one spark can send an entire hillside up in flames. That’s exactly what happened in Eagle Mountain Saturday afternoon. Three acres of brush were burned in a matter of minutes. “The thing about Utah is the wild fire season comes up pretty quick, we just had a pretty wet spring, and just the last […]

  • 6-year-old boy drowns at Spanish Oaks Reservoir

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — A 6-year-old boy drowned at Spanish Oaks Reservoir Saturday. According to a press release from Spanish Fork Police, officers were called to the reservoir, 2599 South Spanish Oaks Drive, just before 4:30 p.m. on reports of a missing 6-year-old child. The boy had last been seen playing with other children on a sandy beach area at the reservoir. He was missing for about 15 minutes before the family called police. Police and EMS units responded, and […]

  • Maeser Highway Fire near Vernal 30% contained

    UPDATE: The Maeser Highway Fire near Vernal has been remapped, and officials have revised their estimate of burned acreage from 2,500 down to 885 acres. The fire is 30% contained as of Saturday night. Officials say heavy smoke and difficult topography made it difficult to determine the true size of the fire until a flyover Saturday night, when the smoke began to clear. While an evacuation order for a nearby subdivision was lifted Friday night, residents in the Yellow Hills […]

  • Mother of Utah man killed in hit-and-run homicide pleads with driver to turn himself in

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The mother of the man killed by a hit-and-run driver in West Valley City is speaking out about the loss of her son and the heroic actions that led to his tragic death. Jeremy Hardman died Wednesday after witnesses say he confronted a man he saw abusing a dog on the corner of 3600 West and 4100 South. That man allegedly got into a car and ran Hardman over after that confrontation. “For this man […]

  • Loved ones remember man killed by hit-and-run driver in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – West Valley City Police are still looking for the suspect responsible for a deadly hit-and-run crash Wednesday afternoon. They say the victim, Jeremy Hardman, got into an altercation with another driver around 3:40 p.m. Police say the suspect then intentionally ran over Hardman, killing him. “I talked to him about 15 minutes before he passed away,” said life-long friend Brandon Beckstead. Beckstead said he was waiting for his friend and co-worker, Jeremy Hardman, to show […]

  • Grief counselors assist students after 3 people killed in shooting near Sandy elementary school

    SANDY, Utah — All three of the children involved in Tuesday’s deadly shooting in Sandy attended nearby Brookwood Elementary School. Ever since that tragic incident, a steady flow of parents and students have been seeking out counseling. “I think the district and the school is doing a great job, this is a really tight-knit community and tight-knit neighborhood here,” said parent Ben Draper. Draper has a kindergartner who attends Brookwood Elementary School. That’s the same grade Jase Rackley was in. […]