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.
SALT LAKE CITY — Tracy Aviary is thankful after its beloved red-tailed black cockatoo, “Matilda,” was returned home safely Friday afternoon. Matilda disappeared Thursday after she was chased away by a wild bald eagle, a Facebook post from the aviary said. “Our Bird Show staff spent the day looking for her without success. We are tremendously concerned for her safety and well-being, and are now asking our community to help us find her,” the post said. Matilda has a […]
On Friday, the CDC confirmed that a second person in the U.S. has been infected with the deadly coronavirus, which is believed to have originated in Wuhan, China. The CDC is monitoring the outbreak, which continues to expand. They said on Friday that 63 people in 22 states are being evaluated for symptoms. China’s National Health Commission announced Thursday that 25 people have now died as a result of the virus and more than 830 have been infected. Please […]
HERRIMAN, Utah — Herriman Police hope someone can help them locate a 16-year-old boy who disappeared Thursday. Asher Strong, 16, was described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 130 pounds, with blue eyes and strawberry blond hair. Anyone with information on Asher’s whereabouts is urged to call 801-840-4000 or CFSI at 512-887-3519.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A security camera captured the tense moment a man narrowly avoided a moose encounter in Alaska. The man was taking out his garbage when a bull moose approached him. Curtis Phelps knew bull moose can be aggressive, FOX News reports, so he quickly shut himself inside a shed. Phelps then called his wife, who ignored his call because she thought it was accidental. “I had no clue that the poor thing was stuck in there,” she said […]
ROY, Utah — Roy Police Chief Carl Merino hosted a town hall Thursday night to address residents’ concerns about plane crashes that have occurred in some of the city’s neighborhoods in recent years. The planes involved in all of the crashes were either taking off from or coming in for a landing at the nearby Ogden-Hinckley Airport. Last week, a small plane clipped two homes as it crashed in a Roy neighborhood near 1800 W and 5050 S. The pilot, […]
TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — The boy accused of killing four members of his family in Grantsville last week has been formally charged in connection with the crimes. Colin Jeffrey Haynie, 16, is charged with four counts of aggravated murder, one count of attempted aggravated murder and five counts of felony discharge of a firearm with serious bodily injury. All of the charges are first-degree felonies. On Monday, Grantsville Police identified the victims as 52-year-old Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, 15-year-old Alexis Haynie, […]
HOLLADAY, Utah —The Utah Department of Wildlife Resources has successfully captured and relocated a cougar that was spotted in Holladay, according to Public Information Officer Faith Heaton Jolley. Holladay City officials received reports Wednesday of a cougar sighting. According to a tweet from the City of Holladay, the cougar was spotted in the Canyon Cove area. People living in the area are urged to keep their children and pets indoors. Any further cougar sightings in the Holladay area should be […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department has released a pair of body-worn camera video clips showing an officer-involved shooting that occurred on January 8. In the footage (below), two officers are shown confronting a man suspected of stealing a Ford Mustang. The confrontation occurred near 1460 W North Temple around 3:40 that afternoon. With guns drawn, the officers ordered 20-year-old Tyler Keaton Webster out of the car. Instead of complying with the officers’ demands, Webster put […]
LAYTON, Utah — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking dates for several of its upcoming temples, including a date in May for its Layton temple. “The groundbreaking for the Layton Utah Temple will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020. Attendance at the event will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking service will be broadcast to stake centers in the temple district. Utah Area President Elder Craig C. Christensen will preside,” a news release from […]
SALT LAKE CITY — St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City was placed on lockdown Thursday morning. A Unified Police Department representative told FOX 13 that a woman sent a text message indicating that she planned to open fire at her group therapy session. The hospital, at 1200 E 3900 S, was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure. Watch FOX 13 for updates.
SALT LAKE CITY — Facebook founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Salt Lake City later this month to speak at a technology conference. The Silicon Slopes Tech Summit will be held January 30-31 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The Silicon Slopes Tech Summit listed Zuckerberg as the keynote speaker as of Thursday morning. Tickets for the two-day event are $195. Click here for details.
MIDVALE, Utah — Two crashes are forcing lane closures on southbound I-15 in Salt Lake County Thursday morning. All of the southbound lanes of I-15 in Midvale are blocked due to a crash near milepost 299. The scene is expected to be cleared by 8:45 a.m. Another crash in Murray forced officials to close the four left lanes of southbound I-15 near milepost 303. That crash scene is expected to be cleared by 9 a.m. Watch FOX 13 for updates.