Ben Winslow is a multi-platform journalist for Fox 13 News, experimenting with new technologies and ways of sharing news across multiple platforms.

He covers a wide variety of topics ranging from politics to polygamy, courts and city hall, and is known for “live-tweeting” news events. He has covered some of Utah’s biggest stories over a nearly 20-year career in news working in newspaper, radio, digital and now television.

Winslow has won numerous awards for his work, including a national Edward R. Murrow award, the Religion Newswriter’s Association’s local TV news report of the year, numerous Utah Broadcaster’s Association awards, local awards by the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been recognized by Salt Lake City Weekly, QSalt Lake and in the online “Chappy Awards.”


Recent Articles
  • New car sharing app leads to prosecution, but some say the law isn’t keeping up with technology

    SALT LAKE CITY — Criminal charges leveled against a Utah man have highlighted another instance where laws may not necessarily be keeping up with technology. Turo is a new app and website that lets you rent someone else’s car at a lower cost than a car rental agency. But it is not a rental car company, Turo insists. “We don’t consider ourselves a rental car company,” Andro Vrdoljak, the head of business development for Turo, said in an interview Friday […]

  • A handy guide to the constitutional amendments on Utah’s ballot

    SALT LAKE CITY — You know all about the propositions and the candidates. But a lot of you are asking questions about the constitutional amendments. So here’s a guide to explain them: Constitutional Amendment A- This would give a property tax break to enlisted and active-duty soldiers who are deployed for at least 200 out of the 365 days in a year. In dollars and cents, a person with a $250,000 home would save roughly $1,800 on their property tax […]

  • Two sets of human remains found on Utah-Arizona border

    Police along the Utah-Arizona border are investigating two sets of human remains that were found in the desert. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday the remains were found in the desert near the Virgin River Gorge, just south of St. George.   “On Monday, dispatch received a call of human remains found and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Detectives responded to the area. With the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Evidence Response Team, a thorough […]

  • New indictment claims Cottonwood Heights fentanyl case linked to death

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal grand jury has handed up a new indictment charging a Cottonwood Heights man accused of running one of the nation’s largest fentanyl operations. Aaron Shamo, 27, is facing 13 counts including aiding and abetting the distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death. He’s accused of distributing fentanyl which resulted in the 2016 death of a person. Shamo also faces charges of a continuing criminal enterprise, drug trafficking-related charges and money laundering-related charges. Federal […]

  • Logan man accused of mailing ricin to President Trump, U.S. leaders pleads not guilty

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man accused of mailing ricin to President Trump, Pentagon leaders and the FBI director pleaded not guilty to an indictment. William Clyde Allen III was indicted by a federal grand jury on new charges of threatening to use a biological toxin as a weapon, mailing a threat against the president and mailing threatening communications to an officer of the United States. Allen is accused of mailing a substance the FBI claims tested positive for ricin […]

  • If Medicaid expansion ballot initiative passes, lawmaker threatens to repeal it

    SALT LAKE CITY — If Proposition 3 is passed by voters in November, a state senator is threatening to run a bill to repeal it. Speaking at a news conference Wednesday on Utah’s Capitol Hill against the citizen ballot initiative to expand Medicaid, Sen. Jake Anderegg, R-Lehi, said he would run a bill in the next legislative session that would effectively unwind what voters approved. “It might be cold hearted to say, ‘Hey, I’ve got to roll back. I’ve got […]

  • Rep. Bishop’s challengers try to unseat him as he asks for one last term

    LOGAN, Utah — The three candidates stood on the stage clamoring to get their views across. Democratic candidate Lee Castillo admitted he was a little nervous in a statewide televised debate, but he went after incumbent Republican Congressman Rob Bishop on every issue he could. Eric Eliason, on stage representing the United Utah Party, also criticized Bishop’s record, but also sought to portray himself as an alternative to those frustrated by Republicans and Democrats. “There’s 47% of people who are […]

  • The feds want a Ute tribe lawsuit staking claim to 2 million acres of eastern Utah dismissed

    SALT LAKE CITY — The federal government is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Ute tribe staking claim to nearly two million acres of land in eastern Utah. It’s a lawsuit over a huge chunk of the state known as “the Uncompahgre” that the tribe has accused the federal government of essentially stealing. FOX 13 reported on the lawsuit in June. The Ute tribe alleges in its lawsuit that in the late 1800s, the Uncompahgre band of […]

  • Poll: support for Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative dips to 51% three weeks before Election Day

    SALT LAKE CITY — A new poll released Tuesday finds support for Utah’s Proposition 2 has dropped significantly, just three weeks from Election Day. The  Salt Lake Tribune-Hinckley Institute of Politics  poll shows 51% support for the medial marijuana ballot initiative with 46% in opposition. Another 3% remain undecided on the measure. Support among active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also dropped from previous polls, the Tribune reported. 28%  support Prop. 2 while 68% are opposed. […]

  • FanX organizers get relief from 9th Circuit Court

    A federal appeals court has halted a judge’s order that organizers of FanX must pay a $4 million judgment and cease using the words “comic con.” In a decision handed down on Tuesday afternoon, a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to block enforcement against Dan Farr Productions while an appeal went forward. A spokeswoman for the event said it was an 18-month extension, allowing them to hold several more events in the meantime. Dan Farr […]

  • Mia Love and Ben McAdams spar in their only debate as new poll shows the race is tied

    SANDY, Utah — In a feisty debate, Republican Congresswoman Mia Love and her Democratic challenger, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, pressed each other on issues and their records. Before a standing-room only crowd at Salt Lake Community College on Monday, the two held their first and only debate ahead of Election Day. They discussed education, the national debt and tax cuts, healthcare and air quality. “Words are one thing, actions are another,” McAdams said at one point during the […]

  • Utah appeals court says if your ex shacks up with someone else, you may not have to pay alimony

    SALT LAKE CITY — If your ex shacks up with someone else, you may not have to pay alimony anymore, the Utah Court of Appeals has ruled. In a decision handed down over the weekend, the state appeals court upheld a lower court’s decision to cut off a woman’s $7,000 a month alimony after it was determined she had begun living with a new boyfriend. The case began in 2008, when a couple divorced. In 2012, a man suspected his […]