Brian Schnee joined the Fox13 News team as an anchor & reporter in October 2019 after spending more than four years working in the Pacific Northwest.
Brian worked in both news and sports during his time in Oregon. He recently anchored the news every weeknight at KTVL News 10 in Medford, Oregon and prior to that, worked as the Sports Director at KDRV NewsWatch 12.
Brian got his start in local television while working as a multi-media journalist in Springfield, Massachusetts. He credits his mentors and media peers for convincing him that local TV is the way to go! As a native of Connecticut, Brian was a play-by-play sports broadcaster traveling across New England calling high school, college, semi-professional and professional sporting events. Brian’s first media position after graduating Keene State College was as a radio sports talk host in southern New Hampshire.
Brian comes to Utah with his fiancée and his puppy named Barley (who you’ll see frequently on his social media accounts). Brian enjoys hiking, skiing, golfing, eating all types of food and exploring new places. Of course, he’s always open to recommendations! Brian loves talking to people, so if you’re out-and-about and see him, be sure to say hi!
You can find Brian anchoring Fox 13 News at 5 & 9 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday as well as covering stories in your community during the week.
If you have a story idea or just want to drop a note to say hello, send Brian an email: Brian.Schnee@Fox13now.com or send a message on Facebook: @BrianSchneeTV
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police have a suspect in custody after a Hunter High School student was abducted while walking home from school, police say. The Granite School District earlier Monday evening urged families in West Valley City to be extra cautious after a Hunter High School student was abducted. “Earlier this evening, we received a troubling report that a female student who attends Hunter High was abducted near her home. After she escaped from her abductor, she was […]
RIVERDALE, Utah — Two cadets at the Utah Military Academy have died from influenza, an academy staff member told FOX 13 Saturday. One student died Friday and a second died Saturday morning, and they had different strains of the flu, according to the source. The two cadets were honored Saturday evening at the JROTC Military Ball on Weber State University’s campus, attended by more than 100 cadets in 9-12th grade. The academy is a free public charter school for students […]
LAYTON, Utah — The Layton Habitat for Humanity ReStore was burglarized over the weekend, putting their community home build on hold due to financial strain. Layton Police confirmed to FOX 13 that the ReStore building and a nearby Asian Buffet Restaurant were broken into around or before 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 19. Jeannie Gamble, Executive Director with Habitat for Humanity Weber and Davis Counties believes that multiple people pried open a garage door, stole tools and broke open a private […]
OGDEN, Utah — A local hiker is recovering from injuries sustained during a dog attack on Monday morning. Ogden Police confirmed the report made by Denielle Schow, who says she and her dog were attacked by an off-leash dog on the Waterfall Canyon trail near the 29th Street Trailhead. Schow says she was near the top of the trail with her German shepherd on a leash when an unleashed white husky came running toward them. “I was holding my dog […]
FARMINGTON, Utah — A deadly avalanche in Farmington Canyon on Saturday is serving as a reminder for snowmobile riders to always be prepared for the potential dangers in the backcountry. “Avalanches don’t care how we move around in the mountains, they don’t know if we are a skier, a snowboarder, a snowmobiler or a family out on a snowshoe adventure, all they know is that we tip the balance between stress and strength and the entire mountain is crashing down […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The Transportation Security Administration caught more firearms at checkpoints in 2019 than ever before in the agency’s 18-year history. “Five, six, seven years ago, we were seeing an increase in the number of firearms, and then it really leveled out. So to have this in 2019, this spike is somewhat concerning,” said TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers. Agents discovered 4,432 firearms at 278 airport checkpoints. That is nearly a 5 percent nationwide increase from 2018, when agents […]
The States of Utah and Wyoming are ranked in the ‘bottom tier’ of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s recently released Animal Protection Laws State Rankings. FOX 13 viewers questioned the strength of laws pertaining to animal protection following the death of a dog in a Rock Springs, Wyoming animal cruelty case that is still in the courts. In that case, a 20-year-old woman was cited for animal cruelty after two dogs were located malnourished and on the verge of death. […]
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — A Wyoming man returned home from 10 weeks of Army Basic Training to find his two dogs severely malnourished. Jayden Dufford tells FOX 13 that he returned back to his house in Rock Springs a few days before Christmas with a call to local police in case things between his girlfriend got dicey. His family accompanied him to the house where his clothes were already packed in bags. “I did not realize how bad it was […]
SALEM, Utah — A U.S. Army veteran sprung into action, cutting through ice to rescue a dog that had fallen into a pond in Salem Friday morning. “Totally panicking, I got a little teary-eyed, I didn’t want him to drown,” said Maddie Marston, who first noticed a teenage girl throwing a ball onto the partially-frozen pond. “The first time the ball got thrown, I had that panic instinct. I was like, ‘Oh, this is not going to end well.’ And […]
PUERTO RICO — Earthquakes are continuing to damage homes and buildings in Puerto Rico and are now linked to numerous deaths. “We go there on December 25, so our purpose was to go celebrate Christmas with my family,” said Dorany Rodriguez, who was born and raised in Puerto Rico but now calls South Jordan, Utah her home. “We had an activity on December 28 — that’s when we could feel that there was something happening.” The following week, on January […]
Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee opened up about a military briefing held on the recent incidents between the United States and Iran. “It is not acceptable for officials within the executive branch of government, I don’t care if they’re with the CIA, Department of Defense or otherwise to come in and tell us that we can’t debate and discuss the appropriateness of military intervention against Iran, it’s un-American, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s wrong!” said Senator Lee to reporters on Wednesday […]
VICTORIA, Australia, — Nine firefighters from Utah have joined nearly 150 federal resources on the continent of Australia that continues to battle catastrophic brush fires. “We can barely see out there, it’s so socked in with smoke,” said BLM Green River District’s Assistant Fire Management Officer Jason Porter. “The amount of fire out there on the landscape has made it nearly impossible to go really direct on these fires and try to fully suppress them like we do in the […]