Erin is thrilled she works her dream job in her home state. A Cache Valley girl through and through, Erin graduated from Utah State University and is proud to call herself an Aggie. She’s a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ), which means she’s her own photographer and editor on top of being a reporter.

Before joining the Fox13 team, Erin was a freelance photographer in Cache Valley for all Salt Lake City TV Stations.

In 2017, Erin covered President Trump’s Inaugural Ceremony and the first Woman’s March in Washington D.C. for Utah Public Radio—an award winning radio news piece for the 2017 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards.

She returned to the East Coast later that year to work in the Senate as a communications intern. Her boss remarked that she knew how to explain the reconciliation rules for health care reform “better than most senators.” Erin loved her up-close and personal association with our Utah Delegates as well as national political leaders.

Erin is one of the only bilingual reporters in Utah who speaks Cantonese. Living in Hong Kong China for 18 months, she fell in love with the culture, language and people.

While studying journalism and political science at Utah State University, Erin researched and co-wrote an award winning paper on Utah women and the constitutional defenses they employed for suffrage.

When she’s not pursuing a story, you can find Erin enjoying time with her family, hiking, researching Utah’s history and serving within her community.

Erin loves any and all story ideas! Feel free to contact her anytime at or on Twitter @erincoxnews.

Recent Articles
  • Intense doorbell camera footage captures sound of pit bulls attacking man in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Security camera footage shows the owners of two pit bulls walking by minutes after you hear the dogs attack a man and his dog. Gary, who asked Fox 13 to not disclose his last name, was out walking his dog Daisy last week around midnight when he saw two pit bulls running toward him. It was around 300 East and 1800 South in Salt Lake City that the pit bulls began to attack Gary and Daisy […]

  • Francis Fire in Davis Co. was lightning-caused, officials say

    FRUIT HEIGHTS, Utah — Evacuations for the Francis Fire were lifted Monday night, and the most recent estimate puts the blaze at about 365 acres Tuesday morning. The U.S. Forest Service issued a news release Tuesday indicating that the wildfire was caused by lightning. Fire officials said Tuesday morning containment is at 10%, and weather has helped settle down fire activity and they don’t anticipate much more growth Tuesday. Officials believe the fire was sparked by lightning about a week […]

  • Runner uses pepper spray to stop sexual assault attempt in Draper

    DRAPER, Utah — A woman who was running on the Porter Rockwell Trail Thursday night used pepper spray to defend herself in an attempted sexual assault, according to Draper Police. The 26-year-old victim reported that a man grabbed her from behind and tried to take off her clothes. “The suspect fled the area and is described as a male wearing dark clothing. After an intensive search, officers were unable to locate the suspect,” a news release from Draper PD said. […]

  • Local vape shop says business is ‘steady’ despite alarm over the consequences of vaping

    SANDY, Utah — The controversy over vaping continues as store owners react to legislators and the research they presented. Michael Berry, owner of the Blackhouse Vapor Company, said they initially saw a dip in sales, but this week has been steady. The claims made by legislators that illegal drugs or opiates were found in E-juice are false, at least for Berry’s business. “All of our e-juice is regulated by the state health department,” Berry said. Blackhouse is compliant with FDA […]

  • Mother of man with West Nile Virus says he’s completely immobile

    OGDEN, Utah — Less than 1 percent of people who get West Nile Virus develop the neuroinvasive disease — that’s what Gina Vodopich was told when doctors told her that her son was part of that 1 percent. During a press event at Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital, Vodopich said her life has come to “a screeching halt” since her 37-year-old son Ryan Stuart was hospitalized nine days ago. Stuart has his own place and often spent time outside irrigating his backyard. […]

  • U of U doctor: Until lung issues’ cause is determined, don’t vape anything

    SALT LAKE CITY — Doctors with University of Utah Health say there are now 35 reported cases of severe lung disease from vaping nicotine and THC. One man in the hospital now said he was on 100 percent Oxygen for the first part of his visit. Jeffrey Manzanares grew up here in Utah and has smoked since he was 17 years old. About two years ago, Manzanares said he changed to vaping and vaped about a pack of pods a […]

  • CDC urges vape users to quit all forms; local vape shop owner blames untested products

    SALT LAKE CITY — As concerns over the consequences of vaping arise, the Centers for Disease Control are urging e-cigarette users to kick the habit. Vaping-related illnesses have led to five deaths and more than 450 cases of severe lung disease across 33 states, including Utah. Health officials in New York have received 34 reports from physicians in that state of pulmonary illness among patients who were using vape products containing cannabis. “Laboratory test results showed very high levels of […]

  • Celebrating 100 years, Transcontinental Military Convoy stops in Utah

    DUGWAY, Utah — Driving across the country from Pennsylvania to California, a group of veterans along with vintage military car collectors are celebrating the same drive made by the military 100 years ago. Friday marks 28 days on the road. The group reached Dugway earlier in the morning, where they stopped to take a picture at the Lincoln Highway Bridge on the Dugway Proving Grounds. Kevin Emdee, a veteran from Kentucky who served 20 years in the army, said this […]

  • Utah’s cold case database has 179 entries, hundreds left to file

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Department of Public Safety said the new cold case database started earlier this year is working. Kathy Mackay, a cold case crime analyst, has done 13 training sessions with law enforcement officers throughout the state and said, since its launch in February, they’ve had 179 cases entered. “They’ll ask me, ‘well. I’ve got this case, but we’ve almost got it solved’ and I’m like, ‘let me ask you this question: do you think your suspect […]

  • Reservoir in Layton was key in fighting Snoqualmie Fire by helicopter

    LAYTON, Utah — All evacuation orders in the area near the Snoqualmie Fire were lifted Tuesday night. Karra Porter, who has lived in the area for 10 years, said watching the flames come hundreds of yards away from her house was a frightening experience she’s never had before. “When you’re driving down the street and you look over you just see a big ring of orange, you know what that means,” she said. Evacuating comes with its own type of […]

  • Latter-day Saint missionaries evacuated from Hurricane Dorian’s path

    FLORIDA — At least three groups of missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Florida were evacuated due to Hurricane Dorian Sunday night. From Ft. Lauderdale up to Palm Beach, the missionaries are under a tropical storm watch. From Palm Beach and northward, they are under a tropical storm warning. Jodi and Jared Spencer’s 19-year-old daughter is serving as a sister missionary in the West Palm Beach area. They received a phone call from her saying […]

  • Meet the pilot who fought the ‘Gun Range Fire’ from the air

    POCATELLO, Idaho — The “Gun Range Fire” is now 100 percent contained thanks to intense firefighting efforts on the ground and from the air. A DC-10 air-tanker dropping fire retardant on the mountain played a critical role in containing the flames’ spread. The airplane used to be a commercial airliner carrying around 350 passengers. Now it carries 9,400 gallons of fire retardant. Capt. R.K. Smithley flew the plane over the mountainside in Davis County and dropped that retardant on the […]

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.