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.
DUCHESNE, Utah — A Spanish Fork man drowned Thursday at Starvation Reservoir. Friday authorities identified the deceased as 79-year-old Peter Tomadakis of Spanish Fork. The man and his friend were walking along the shore around 3:40 when he slipped and fell, then rolled several feet down the bank and into the water, according to a news release from Utah State Parks. The man’s friend, a fishing companion, was unable to assist and called 9-1-1 for help, the news release said. […]
KEARNS, Utah — A Unified Police Department detective was justified in his use of deadly force when he shot and killed a man in a Kearns neighborhood last October, according to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s Office will not pursue charges against Det. Geoff Clark, who fired the shots that resulted in the death of 61-year-old James Lyle Kuehn. Kuehn robbed a Fiesta Ole restaurant at knifepoint on October 17 before police tracked him to a […]
FULLERTON, Calif. — A small plane that crashed and exploded into flames Thursday night was destined for the airport in Heber City, Utah, FOX 13 has learned. KTLA-TV reports the crash was first reported shortly after 7:50 p.m. at Fullerton Municipal Airport, according to Fullerton Police. The Beechcraft Duke crashed during takeoff from Runway 24, KTLA’s report said, citing Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor. Watch FOX 13 for updates. Looks like an airplane crashed at Fullerton airport, may have […]
CULPEPER, Virginia — When Becky Carey learned her father was losing his battle with prostate cancer, the bride-to-be reached out to her photographer before the engagement photo shoot and requested a change of plans. Instead of posing with her fiance, Matt, Carey requested a photo shoot with her father. She knew there was a chance he wouldn’t make it to the wedding and wanted to document their first dance. When photographer Bonnie Turner learned that Carey’s father died late last […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees for all of its sites this Saturday. April 20 is the start of National Park Week, in which parks across the country host various events and special programs. “The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours,” according to the NPS website. Use the links below to check the calendars for Utah’s […]
DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah — The Duchesne County Attorney’s Office has filed several charges against a man who shot himself in the head during an encounter with deputies and officers at a home south of Roosevelt earlier this month. According to the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office, two deputies and two Roosevelt officers responded to the home around 2 a.m. on April 7 after receiving a report of domestic violence. They had been informed that the suspect, 38-year-old Codey Dale Arrowchis, was […]
JUAB COUNTY, Utah — Two people died Wednesday morning in a crash on SR-132 in Juab County. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevy Suburban with three people inside struck a service truck near mile marker 14 on SR-132. The Suburban was traveling east in heavy fog when the driver tried to pass a semitrailer. “The Suburban was passing (in a passing zone) a semi that was also traveling east. The Suburban met a westbound 2017 Peterbuilt service […]
UTAH COUNTY, Utah — The body found Sunday night in American Fork Canyon is that of Jerika Binks, who disappeared in February of 2018, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday afternoon. They also said they discovered Binks broke her leg, which could have played a role in her death. A 70-year old man hiking up an off-trail rocky ravine near the Swinging Bridge picnic site Sunday came upon the remains in terrain that Sergeant Spencer Cannon described as, “very […]
WEST VALLEY CITY — The water district in West Valley is issuing a warning after a door-to-door sales pitch happening across the valley is leading to concerns from water district customers. It’s not exactly a sales pitch– because the people knocking on the doors claim not to be selling anything. It’s what they ask to do, that has residents feeling uneasy. Anyone who has a doorbell camera can see who comes and goes. What Greg Carlson saw on his doorbell […]
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — A man suffered a gunshot wound in the leg at a Utah Transit Authority TRAX station in South Salt Lake Tuesday afternoon. A UTA spokesman said the shooting occurred at the TRAX Meadowbrook Station, at 188 W 3900 S. Police have taken the shooter into custody and are looking for the gun used. Watch FOX 13 for updates.
SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — South Salt Lake Police have released the name of a man who was found dead Monday afternoon. Police said David Nipper, 56, of Salt Lake City, died under suspicious circumstances, but there are no indications of foul play. Nipper’s body was found in a vehicle behind a business at 2610 S 1100 W. Nipper’s cause of death has not yet been determined.
WEST JORDAN, Utah — West Jordan Police hope someone can help them locate a man who disappeared Wednesday. The family of Alofamoni “Al” Togiai told police they are very concerned for his well-being and that his disappearance is “very uncharacteristic behavior for him,” according to a post on the police department’s Facebook page. Togiai has also missed several days of work. He is believed to be driving black 2002 Lexus RX-300, with Utah license plate 0D5RU. Anyone with information on […]