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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Twitter: @AdamHerbets

Recent Articles
  • 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 […]

  • Cyclist says driver intentionally hit him

    SALT LAKE CITY — A cyclist is sharing a message for everyone on the road, after he said a driver intentionally caused a crash involving the man’s bicycle. He and his friend are still in disbelief over what they said the driver did after the crash that left the cyclist injured. The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating the hit-and-run. Trever Kingsbury and his friend Mark LeBlanc went for a ride up Emigration Canyon on Saturday. The road is […]

  • Unwanted Easter bunnies face a dire future

    SALT LAKE CITY — Some people like to buy their own bunnies to celebrate Easter Sunday, but that usually isn’t the best idea unless you know what you’re getting yourself into. For 10 or 11 months out of the year, bunnies usually aren’t the most popular animal to adopt, according to Callista Pearson with Salt Lake County Animal Services. But for some reason, every year around April, people get the idea to fill their Easter basket. That’s a good thing […]

  • South Salt Lake Police searching for pawn shop thief

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – Police are looking for a man caught on camera ramming his car into a pawn shop in South Salt Lake. The video shows the guy slamming a stolen car straight through the front door of Premier Pawn on south State Street. The thief then hops out and starts looking for items behind the counter. James Bacon, the owner of the pawn shop, said he got an alert on his phone that the alarms were going […]

  • Firefighters say Utah’s historic buildings are more fire-safe than Notre Dame Cathedral

    SALT LAKE CITY — The fire at the Cathedral in Notre Dame has people in Utah thinking about the safety of our historic buildings, potentially for the first time since 2010. It has been almost nine years since the Provo Tabernacle caught fire. Fire Marshall Lynn Schofield said he remembers it all too well. “It was cold!” he said. “Not only are those historic buildings, but those are just tremendously difficult fires to fight.” Schofield said one of the biggest […]

  • Self-proclaimed ‘touchy’ mayor of Grantsville admits to handcuffing coworker

    GRANTSVILLE, Utah – The mayor of Grantsville has admitted to handcuffing a coworker with a Zip Tie, “raising his voice,” and being a “touchy person,” but didn’t admit to doing anything wrong. Mayor Brent Marshall was placed under investigation by the city after a report by the Salt Lake Tribune. The city fought for approximately one year to keep the details of that investigation private. Investigators interviewed the mayor and 24 witnesses to compile the report. At least 19 of […]

  • Man caught on camera illegally dumping trash in Eagle Mountain

    EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah — The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a man caught on camera illegally dumping his trash in Eagle Mountain on Saturday. Deputies posted a video of the illegal dumping on Facebook. The clip shows a man dumping garbage out of a minivan and into a storm drain while someone next to him watches. “We’re hoping somebody out there in Eagle Mountain, or somewhere else, will look at them and say, […]

  • Research shows high altitude increases depression and suicide, especially for women

    SALT LAKE CITY – Researchers at the University of Utah believe people who live at higher altitudes can become more depressed than people who live closer to sea level. The effect, they say, is especially noticeable in women. Dr. Shami Kanekar said she understands one of the main reasons people move to Utah is for the beautiful mountains. Skiing is supposed to make people happy, but that doesn’t always end up being the case for people with depression. “They go […]

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