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
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    ANAHEIM, Calif. — A teenage girl with measles visited Disneyland Park, California Adventure and Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim earlier this month, and local health officials are warning that others who visited those areas may have been exposed to the disease. The Orange County Health Care Agency confirmed the girl was in the Orange County and Los Angeles County between August 11 and 15, and she visited Disneyland Park and California Adventure, as well as the Desert Palms Hotel, on […]

  • Utah artist known for Trump paintings has a new one, and there are questions and memes

    A Utah artist who has several paintings of Donald Trump under his belt is showing his latest “Masterpiece.” Jon McNaughton’s new painting, called “The Masterpiece,” depicts Trump as a painter, seated next to a partially-revealed painting and holding a painter’s palette. The subject of Trump’s painting-within-a-painting is vague – a deliberate choice by McNaughton. “I believe that Trump will yet reveal in the future a greater degree of prosperity, justice, and American influence that has never been seen before. His […]

  • ‘Confessions from your Fat Friend’ author Paige Fieldsted speaks on body image

    SALT LAKE CITY — Local author and blogger Paige Fieldsted visited the FOX 13 studio to talk about her book “Confessions from your Fat Friend” and body positivity just ahead of Self-Care Awareness Month.

  • Layton Police arrest man accused of luring people to his car, exposing genitals

    LAYTON, Utah — Layton Police arrested a man Thursday in connection with a series of lewdness incidents. Cristian Becerra, 21, faces three counts of lewdness and a fourth count of lewdness involving a child. In each of the three incidents reported, a man used a ruse to entice the victims closer to his car, then revealed his genitals. Anyone with information on similar incidents is urged to call Layton PD at 801-497-8300.

  • Taylorsville High honors perfect ACT scorer who was struck by lightning

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Taylorsville High student Chloe Robinson was given some special recognition Friday after a pair of remarkable experiences in which she beat some incredible odds. Prior to the summer, Chloe achieved a perfect score on the ACT exam – a feat accomplished by less than a fifth of one percent of test-takers. In June, Chloe and her father, Scott, visited the Territorial Statehouse Stark Park Museum in Fillmore as part of a youth group. “As Chloe and her […]

  • Gas leak prompts evacuations, road closure in West Jordan

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — Crews are working to repair natural gas line that was accidentally ruptured in West Jordan Friday morning. A utility work crew caused the leak near 3400 W 8070 S shortly before 9 a.m. A spokesman for Dominion Energy told FOX 13 the gas leak forced the evacuations of 15 homes in the area, and that the leak is in a storm drain. West Jordan Police said Old Bingham Hwy. is closed between 7800 S and 8300 […]

  • Two hit, killed by car in Moab

    MOAB, Utah — Two people died Thursday after they were hit by a car on Main St. in Moab. Moab Police have closed Main St. between Kane Creek and 500 W. Chief Brett Edge, Moab PD, said the pedestrians were not using a crosswalk. “All traffic is currently being routed along a bypass using Kane Creek to 500 West. We expect this bypass to be in place for several hours. Please stay out of the area until further notice,” a […]

  • Eight-year-old hit, killed by vehicle in Weber Co.

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — An eight-year-old boy is dead after being struck by a vehicle in western Weber County Thursday afternoon. A spokesman for the Weber County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the child was struck by a vehicle near 900 N and 4400 around 3:30. The boy died before emergency crews reached the scene. “These areas out here, they don’t have sidewalks. It’s a street and dirt side of the road. Kids oftentimes are forced to ride on the edge of […]

  • Group home employee admits to slamming cerebral palsy patient’s head on ground, other abuse

    WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Ogden Police arrested a man Wednesday after he admitted to abusing a cerebral palsy patient at the group home where he was employed. Spencer Keith Mendenhall, 19, faces a felony charge of aggravated abuse of a vulnerable adult and a misdemeanor charge of intentional abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult. According to a police report, the abuse came to light after Mendenhall had an emergency therapy session in which he told the therapist he had […]

  • Pence meets with Latter-day Saint church leaders

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  • Layton Police looking for man who lures people to his car, then reveals his genitals

    LAYTON, Utah — Layton Police hope someone can help them identify a suspect after receiving multiple lewdness reports of a similar nature. In each of the three incidents reported, a man used a ruse to entice the victims closer to his car, then revealed his genitals. All three victims provided a similar description of the man: Hispanic, between 20 and 40, with shoulder-length curly brown hair and large/stocky build. Police released a surveillance video (below) showing the suspect’s car. Anyone […]

  • Metro Gang Unit officers cleared in fatal October 2018 shooting

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office has ruled two officers with the Metro Gang Unit were justified in their use of deadly force against a wanted felon last October. The fatal shooting occurred in Salt Lake City on the night of October 18. Officers located 23-year-old Andrey Tkachenko near 400 East and 300 South, where they chased two vehicles into a nearby alley and became involved in a confrontation. Officers blocked the exit of the […]

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