Adam joined the FOX 13 team as a freelance reporter in 2019. He focuses on tough stories that hold people accountable.

Adam has won an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism and an Emmy Award for investigative journalism. He has also won two Golden Mike Awards and has been nominated for eleven Emmy Awards in total. While working in Las Vegas, he was recognized for his investigations into the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting, the NV OSHA system, and officers within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

He says he appreciates the recognition, but for every trophy and award there is an important story with an innocent victim behind it.

One of his biggest stories led directly to the arrest and conviction of a “doctor” who was practicing without a medical license for years and dumping vials of blood in his backyard. Another story allowed him to advocate for a veteran who was not receiving the benefits he deserved from the VA. After the veteran spent years battling the system, Adam’s reporting helped him get tens of thousands of dollars owed to him by the government.

Adam was raised in Orange County, California and graduated from Chapman University with a degree in television and broadcast journalism. He worked in the hot deserts of Bakersfield, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas before moving to Utah.

When he’s not out telling stories, Adam is trying new restaurants or simply enjoying the outdoors. He is a proud Eagle Scout, as well as a long-suffering Philadelphia Eagles fan.

If you have a story idea or something you would like Adam to investigate, please send him a message.

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Recent Articles
  • Cottonwood Heights ‘not sure’ if sewer system is up to code as residents try to recover from storm

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Families in Cottonwood Heights are still dealing with major flooding damage to their homes from this month’s storm, and they’re becoming increasingly concerned the city’s insurance company will try to avoid having to pay for damages by labeling the storm as an “act of God.” Rex Leetham, who lives on Scottish Road, said he had to drain 33,000 gallons of water out of his basement because of the city’s inadequate draining system. He shared video with FOX […]

  • ‘You won’t even see it coming’: Man arrested for ‘prank’ terrorist threat phone call to Traverse Mountain outlets

    LEHI, Utah — A man was arrested Wednesday for a phone call that he claimed was intended as a prank. Colton John Shay Cox, 21, left a voicemail message with the Outlets at Traverse Mountain early Wednesday morning, telling them to not hold an upcoming shopping event on “my soil,” according to the police report. Police say Cox threatened “bad news to come to you” if they didn’t cancel the event — “Kidchella,” a free back-to-school event on Saturday. “You […]

  • Cause of SLC apartment complex gas leak still unknown

    SALT LAKE CITY — Dominion Energy has confirmed 14 gas leaks prompted Friday night’s evacuations at an apartment complex in downtown Salt Lake City. The entire 4th West Apartment Complex, which contains about 496 units, had to be evacuated. On Saturday, employees with Dominion Energy went to each unit in order to locate the source and investigate the cause of the gas leak. “Once they started running their tests, they were like, ‘Yeah, it’s pretty bad,'” said Tyler Dukes, who […]

  • Utah man shot by men wearing clown masks says home invasion was targeting drugs, money

    Warning: Images of the man’s injuries in the video above are graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers. SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was shot and almost killed by men wearing clown masks during a home invasion on Mother’s Day near Rose Park has been released from the hospital. Cliff Robinson, 48, said he knows exactly who shot him in front of his two young children, and he knows what they were after. “I don’t know them […]

  • Unified Police seek man who evaded officers after chase, say he’s armed and dangerous

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Unified Police are looking for a man they said should be considered armed and dangerous after a chase that went from Taylorsville to West Valley City early Thursday. Police are looking for James Carter, who they described as a white supremacist gang member. A sergeant in an unmarked vehicle spotted Carter in the passenger seat of a stolen vehicle in Taylorsville around 1 a.m. When he attempted a traffic stop, the woman driving the car […]

  • Shooting victim’s friends to host drag event in his memory

    SALT LAKE CITY — Members of the LGBTQ community plan on holding a special tribute to a man who was shot and killed on Wednesday near the Idaho-Utah state line. Dennis Gwyther, 50, was known for being an activist, working behind the scenes to make sure LGBTQ events ran smoothly. His friends in that community are paying tribute to him with a drag show Sunday night at the Salt Palace at 7 p.m. His friend, Johnny Harris, said he remembers […]

  • Loved ones remember Utah couple killed in helicopter crash as happy, supportive

    UTAH — Police have identified the couple that died in a helicopter crash Friday afternoon near Alpine. Benno and Megan Penna were both 32 years old and lived in Ballard, Uintah County. They leave behind a 5-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son. The two children did not know their parents were involved in the crash until Sunday morning when family members got together to tell them the news and give them emotional support. Their families sent out a statement, saying: “The […]

  • Couple killed in helicopter crash posted video shortly before

    ALPINE — Two people who died in a helicopter crash Friday near Alpine posted pictures and a video of their flight from mid-air possibly just minutes before crashing. The video, posted at approximately 10 a.m., shows a clear blue sky and fluffy white clouds underneath them, with a caption that reads, “Above the clouds ☁.” At one point during the video, the couple flips the camera around and shows their faces, smiling and having a good time. FOX 13 has […]

  • Burglars in clown masks shoved grandma down stairs, shot son-in-law, traumatized kids

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is looking for a group of men who invaded a home near 1400 West and 600 North early Sunday morning wearing clown masks. One of the clowns shot a man inside the house, in front of the victim’s young children on Mother’s Day. FOX 13 spoke to a grandmother who lives there. She said she started yelling at the clowns before one of them threw her down a steep flight […]

  • Biker group surprises 86-year-old veteran with ride-along

    KAYSVILLE, Utah — Riders with the Patriot Guard granted a surprise wish to an 86-year-old Air Force veteran in Kaysville who served in the Korean War. Family members said the last few years haven’t been the same for former Sgt. Ben Whicker. He had already been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease when he had a stroke last week. The thing he misses most is riding motorcycles. “He wakes up, and the only thing he ever expresses desire for is he’ll say, […]

  • UTA training simulates terrorist bombing of FrontRunner commuter train

    LAYTON, Utah — The Utah Transit Authority teamed up with first responders across the valley Sunday morning to simulate how they would respond if a FrontRunner train were to be bombed by terrorists. The train line doesn’t run on Sundays, allowing UTA plenty of time to set up the simulation in Layton, rescue as many “victims” as they could, and send in the bomb squad to deal with “explosives.” First responders systematically cleared each rail car, walking over dead bodies, […]

  • Convicted pedophile deputy fire chief gets to keep his pension in prison

    SALT LAKE CITY — A FOX 13 investigation has revealed a convicted pedophile is still allowed to receive thousands of dollars every month from his taxpayer-funded pension. Greg Chamberlain used to be a deputy fire chief with the Ogden Fire Department. He’s now in prison after admitting to the forcible and aggravated sexual abuse of his 16-year-old and 11-year-old family members. The girls’ mother reported Chamberlain, who eventually pleaded guilty to the charges. In exchange, prosecutors dropped charges of forcible […]

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