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.”
ST. GEORGE, Utah — Attorneys clashed in court over whether to publicly reveal the identity of a woman who has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist LDS Church, accusing them of “ritualistic sex abuse.” In a hearing on Tuesday, lawyers for ex-FLDS leader Wendell Nielsen and the court-controlled United Effort Plan Trust sought to have the alleged child rape victim’s name made public. They argued that it has been difficult to defend against […]
SALT LAKE CITY — As her case was headed to trial, prosecutors reduced the severity of charges against a woman accused of disrupting a session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ General Conference. The decision at a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday means Crystal Legionaries will not face the threat of jail time. Instead, the most she could face is a fine. Prosecutors dropped the charge of disrupting a public meeting from a class B misdemeanor to an […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The city has moved up its goal to be on 100% renewable energy. In a recent interview with FOX 13, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said the original goal to have the entire city on renewable energy has changed from 2032 to 2030. “We’re moving to a ten year window. Net zero. Meaning what we are achieving is a net 100% renewable energy provided to our community,” the mayor said. According to the mayor’s plan, […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Patrice Arent has disclosed she is being treated for multiple myeloma. In a post on Facebook to her constituents, Rep. Arent, D-Millcreek, announced she has been living with the cancer for the past 21 months. “Thankfully, my condition was detected early. I am truly fortunate to be in the care of an exceptional team at Huntsman Cancer Institute and to be able to consult with experts at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. With innovative […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of Dillon Taylor, a man who was shot and killed by a police officer in 2014. In an order handed down on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge David Nuffer granted Salt Lake City’s request to rule in its favor and dismiss the lawsuit. “Because Officer Cruz’s use of deadly force in the August 11, 2014 encounter with Mr. Taylor did not violate a statutory or […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The woman suing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints alleging she was raped at the Missionary Training Center said she believes someone is trying to intimidate her into silence. In an interview with FOX 13, McKenna Denson revealed a series of attacks that police in Colorado are investigating. She believes they are a result of her high-profile lawsuit. “I think the attacks are all related to my case against the Church,” she said. “My […]
SALT LAKE CITY — Numbered posts are being placed along the Jordan River trail in Salt Lake City to improve public safety. “Throughout the years we have had small brush fires along the trail, we’ve had people who’ve fallen off their bicycle, people who’ve had heart attacks. people who need police assistance and as call takers, we have a hard time identifying where they are on the trail,” said Salt Lake City 911 director Lisa Burnette. The markers will be […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who disrupted a session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ General Conference will go on trial. Crystal Legionaires confirmed to FOX 13 she will face trial in justice court next week for disrupting a meeting, a class B misdemeanor. Legionaires declined to comment on her case ahead of trial but said she rejected a plea offer made by Salt Lake City prosecutors. Legionaires interrupted a session of the April 2018 Latter-day […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah will treat medical cannabis just like any other prescription drug. The announcement was made Wednesday at a meeting of the Utah State Legislature’s Health & Human Services Interim Committee. During a presentation by the Utah Department of Occupational and Professional Licensing, the agency announced it would treat medical marijuana use the same as any other controlled substance or prescription medication. “We won’t pursue disciplinary action against those licensees that receive medical cannabis […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Legislature is being told to prepare for a world of flying cars, delivery drones and “urban air mobility.” At a meeting Wednesday of the legislature’s Transportation Interim Committee, the Utah Department of Transportation warned lawmakers that flying vehicles were going to be here sooner than anyone expected. In fact, they’re already being tested in other places. Delivery drones are becoming more commonplace and large-weight bearing drones (about 500 lbs.) will be in use […]
SALT LAKE CITY — A new audit says Tooele County mishandled the sale of the Miller Motorsports Park, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. The audit, released by the Utah State Legislature’s Auditor General, criticized Tooele County. It said that when the Miller Group opted not to renew its lease on the property in 2015, county officials turned down a $22.5 million offer for the racing park in favor of a $20 million one. It raised questions of conflicts of interest […]