David’s interest in news media began early in life. Bored with the Dick and Jane books his classmates were into, he began reading The Salt Lake Tribune at age six. At seventeen, he became the Editor-in-Chief of Bountiful High School’s student newspaper, The Brave.

David graduated Cum Laude from Weber State University in December of 2005 with a degree in Communication / Electronic Media. For his first post-college job, he began freelancing for KSTU-FOX 13 as a video editor. He was hired full-time in that position in June of 2006.

Then, in August of 2006, FOX 13 launched a new website, called MyFoxUtah.com (now defunct). David was the first Web Content Producer to be hired for FOX 13’s new-and-improved online presence, and he has happily worked in KSTU’s web department ever since.

In July of 2008, David was promoted to Senior Web Producer and began overseeing FOX 13’s web department. In January 2009, the team launched an even bigger and better web site, Fox13Now.com – the web site you are now visiting.

In his spare time, David enjoys writing music, travel, cooking and cinema.

Recent Articles
  • Body cam video shows tense encounter between SLC officer, child sex abuse suspect

    Warning: Video contains explicit language. Viewer discretion advised. MILLCREEK, Utah — Salt Lake City Police have released body camera footage from an incident at a Millcreek gas station in which an officer attempted to apprehend a man. According to Capt. Jeff Kendrick of SLCPD’s Liberty Patrol Division, the incident occurred shortly after 2 p.m. on November 3 at a gas station near 1100 E 3300 S. The officer was on his way to respond to a report of vandalism when he […]

  • LDS Church announces changes to expand mission opportunities for young people

    SALT LAKE CITY — Young people who are of age to serve missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will have new opportunities to serve as missionaries in various capacities that meet their personal needs or circumstances, the church announced Friday. “During the recommendation process, all candidates will be considered first for full-time proselyting missions. Those unable to be called as proselyting missionaries for physical, mental or emotional reasons may be called as service missionaries. In some […]

  • West Jordan officer watches children as police assist mom in domestic violence case

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A West Jordan Police Department officer is receiving praise for helping take care of children as their young mother was filing a domestic violence case. A records clerk for WJPD captured photos of Officer Lofgran holding and bottle-feeding the woman’s baby. “He spent hours on this call. Thank you for your service!,” a Facebook post from WJPD said.

  • Sixth person arrested, charged in Duchesne Co. murder

    DUCHESNE, Utah — Detectives with the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a sixth person allegedly involved in the April 6 death of 51-year-old Sherry Lynn Melo. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Kristy Lee Whitchurch, 37, was arrested Tuesday after a witness told investigators that Whitchurch was directly involved in the assault that resulted in Melo’s death. Whitchurch and five others face charges of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and murder. According to police, a group of people went to the […]

  • Lockdown lifted at Cedar City school after reported firearm proves to be leaf blower

    CEDAR CITY, Utah — Canyon View Middle School in Cedar City was on lock down due to nearby police activity Wednesday. Cedar City Police responded near the school after someone said they saw a man walking down the street and holding an assault rifle. Responding officers did not find anyone with a weapon but located a person matching the description who was carrying a leaf blower. As of just before 10 a.m., authorities were preparing to lift the lock down. […]

  • Key and Peele (as Ducky and Bunny) react to Toy Story 4 teaser

    One day after Disney-Pixar released its teaser trailer for Toy Story 4, the studio dropped another teaser starring two of the upcoming movie’s characters. In the newest teaser (above), characters voiced by comedy duo Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele react to Monday’s teaser as their characters, Ducky and Bunny. Toy Story 4 is due in theaters next June. In case you missed, Monday’s teaser is below.

  • 900 East reopens in Provo after fire at LDS church

    PROVO, Utah — Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire in Provo. According to Provo Police, drivers were asked to avoid 900 East between 300 and 400 North as crews responded, but that road closure has since been lifted. Police tweeted a picture of a firefighter on a ladder at an LDS church. A tweet from Provo Fire & Rescue said the fire, which has been extinguished, occurred on the roof of the church and does not appear […]

  • Appeals court upholds $15 million judgment against UDOT in eminent domain case

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Court of Appeals has unanimously affirmed a 2016 judgment against the Utah Department of Transportation in an eminent domain case in West Jordan. The trial court sided with LEJ Investments, LLC, the owner of a 350-acre parcel in West Jordan which is now intersected by UDOT’s Mountain View Corridor Project. The land is located between 7000 S and 7800 S and 6000 W and 6400 W. UDOT had previously been ordered to pay LEJ […]

  • One dead in Magna crash

    MAGNA, Utah — One person has died after crashing into a pole in Magna Monday morning. Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Weston Gillen of Riverton. The crash occurred at 4100 S. U111 (8400 W). According to police, a witness reported the deceased had made a U-turn on 4100 S before crashing into the pole at a high rate of speed. The vehicle then caught fire. No other vehicles or people were involved in the crash.

  • Utah firefighters deploy to California for assistance with wildfires

    SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters from numerous Utah fire departments are on their way to California to assist with ongoing wildfires. According to Utah Fire Info, firefighters from the Draper, Provo, Lehi, Bluffdale, Utah County, Cedar City and Hurricane areas are going to California, and others are expected to deploy soon. California has ordered 25 wildland engines—fire trucks built specifically for use in fighting wildfires—from the Great Basin Coordination Center, which serves Utah and Nevada, and parts of Idaho, Wyoming […]

  • McAdams maintains lead in 4th District race as new election results released

    SALT LAKE CITY — The newest election results released Friday morning show Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams continues to hold a lead over incumbent Mia Love in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. As of 10 a.m. Friday, McAdams has 104,880 votes (51.43 percent) and Love has 99,028 (48.57 percent) votes. Tens of thousands of absentee and late ballots are still being tallied and the race is still too close to call. McAdams’ campaign declined to comment to […]

  • Salt Lake City officer arrested in child porn investigation

    SALT LAKE CITY — An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department has been arrested in connection with a child pornography investigation, a representative for SLCPD confirmed Thursday morning. Jonathan Isaac Dew, 39, was booked into the Davis County Jail shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday night. According to a probable cause statement, agents with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at Dew’s home in the Syracuse area Wednesday, where they searched numerous computer devices. […]