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
  • Layton Police looking for suspects in theft at C-A-L Ranch store

    LAYTON, Utah — Layton Police hope someone will recognize two men accused of stealing expensive merchandise from a C-A-L Ranch store. According to a Facebook post from the Layton City Police Department, the theft occurred Monday afternoon and the suspects left in an older Honda Odyssey van with rear-end damage. Anyone who recognizes the suspects is urged to call 801-497-8300 or send Layton Police a message on Facebook. The case # is 18-11151.

  • Police investigating homicide in Ogden, second body found in 2 days

    OGDEN, Utah — Police are investigating a homicide in Ogden after a second body found in the city in the past 24 hours. Ogden Police were called to an alleyway behind the Pollo Rico restaurant at 26 Street and Monroe Boulevard around 7 a.m. Monday morning after neighbors reportedly found a body. Ogden Police haven’t identified the victim yet, but Ted Dominguez says it was his neighbor, Dave. “We live in the same apartment building. He lives two doors down from […]

  • Missing man with Alzheimer’s disease found dead

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Unified Police have found the body of a 79-year-old man who disappeared three days ago. Police said Leon “Hy” Saunders, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, was found dead Sunday. He was last seen leaving his home at 5:49 a.m. on Friday; since his disappearance a number of volunteers, Search and Rescue and first responders have pooled efforts to find him. In a statement, the Saunders family said: “We have the deepest gratitude for the incredible […]

  • DEQ recommends no swimming at Scofield Reservoir due to algal bloom

    SCOFIELD STATE PARK — An algal bloom has been detected at Carbon County’s Scofield Reservoir, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality recommends no swimming there. According to DEQ, water tests indicate the presence of cyanobacteria, which pose serious health risks to people and animals. Drinking water has not been affected.

  • One seriously injured in crash on I-15 in Bountiful

    BOUNTIFUL, Utah — One person was seriously injured Friday morning in a crash in Davis County. According to South Davis Metro Fire, the crash happened on northbound I-15 near the 400 N exit in Bountiful. A Utah Highway Patrol spokesman said three vehicles were involved in the crash. One of them was a truck pulling a 5th wheel trailer, which tipped onto a red convertible. A woman was knocked unconscious in the crash, the UHP spokesman said, and she was […]

  • Power restored after outage in South Salt Lake

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Rocky Mountain Power reports they have restored electricity for nearly 1,200 customers whose power went out Friday morning. The outage affected customers in the 84115 and 84119 ZIP codes. The cause of the outage has not been released.

  • Several roads and trails closed at Zion National Park

    ZION NATIONAL PARK — Rock falls and flood damage have caused Zion National Park officials to close several roads and trails Thursday morning. According to tweets from the park, no pedestrians are allowed past the Grotto and all trails north of the Grotto are closed. Storm damage has also forced the closure of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive near the Grotto. “Shuttles are running but are turning around at the Grotto. We will update as conditions change,” a tweet from Zion […]

  • Several people arrested in protest at private prison headquarters in Centerville

    CENTERVILLE, Utah — Eight people were arrested in Centerville Thursday after a protest over the detention of immigrants disrupted a business there. A group that calls itself “ICE Free SLC” staged the protest at the Management & Training Corporation building. The group said it organized the protest because MTC profits from the detention, deportation and separation of immigrant families. “We thought we needed to shed light and make the community aware and hold them accountable,” protester Taylor Goldstein said. In a […]

  • Dollar Ridge Fire 60 percent contained; some pre-evacuation orders lifted

    DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah — A wildfire burning about 90 miles southeast of Salt Lake City is 60 percent contained, and officials have lowered the evacuation status of many of the surrounding areas. A map (below) provided by the National Incident Management Team shows the areas not under evacuation orders in green, areas where residents should stand by to evacuate in yellow and mandatory evacuation areas in red. The human-caused Dollar Ridge Fire, which started on July 1, has burned nearly […]

  • Lehi’s ‘Officer Nae Nae’ makes the best lip sync challenge entry yet

    LEHI, Utah — Officer Bryson Lystrup of the Lehi Police Department has set a new bar in the ongoing #lipsyncchallenge, in which officers across the nation have been posting entertaining lip sync videos on social media. Some people may remember Lystrup as the former Pleasant Grove officer who was caught doing the Whip/Nae Nae on a 7-Eleven surveillance camera in August 2015. He reprised his Whip/Nae Nae dance later that month at a Pleasant Grove High School football game. Use […]

  • Crews recover body of Ogden teacher who disappeared while paddle boarding at Willard Bay

    WILLARD BAY STATE PARK — Search and rescue crews recovered the body of a man who went missing while paddle boarding at Willard Bay. Utah State Parks at Willard Bay says search crews recovered the body of 46-year-old Brandon Larsen around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say they began searching for Larsen Tuesday. Sunday some of Larsen’s personal belongings were found on the beach and taken to the lost and found, and on Tuesday rangers said they noticed a vehicle had […]

  • Missing boy with autism found in West Valley

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A boy who disappeared in Taylorsville has been located, according to Unified Police. Police said the boy, whose first name is Wyatt, has been last seen going east on 4700 S from 2700 W on a silver scooter. Wyatt, an 11-year-old with low-functioning autism, was located at a 7-Eleven in West Valley City.