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 — An auto insurance company released a report of the best and worst places in the nation to drive, and Utah ranked first on the list of best places. “The reason for Utah’s top performance: Low crash-related fatalities and excellent road conditions, as well as lower-than-average congestion, uninsured drivers, and auto insurance costs,” a news release from CarInsurance.com said. Minnesota was a close second in the company’s rankings. California was named the worst place to drive due […]
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police are on the lookout for a gumball bandit. Surveillance video caught a man driving up to the front window of the Copper View Medical Center early Monday morning. The footage shows the suspect getting out of his car, smashing a window, and then pulling the giant gumball machine out of the lobby. That was the only item the person took. Dr. Mary Tipton of Copper View Medical Center said the machine is worth about $1,000. […]
UTAH COUNTY, Utah — The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources organized a fishing day for hundreds of kids with special needs. About 1,500 kids participated in the event Tuesday, “and it will be a day to talk about for the rest of the year.” The DWR worked with private, government and commercial volunteers, along with hundreds of volunteers, to organize the event.
LAYTON, Utah — Thousands of Rocky Mountain Power customers in Layton are without electricity Wednesday afternoon. The company reports the outage is affecting 5,336 customers and its cause is under investigation. Power is expected to be restored by 3:30 p.m. Watch FOX 13 for updates.
PROVO, Utah — A mumps case has been confirmed in an unvaccinated Utah County adult, according to the Utah County Health Department. “Mumps can be prevented through vaccination. Individuals should review their medical records and ensure they are up to date on all vaccines including two doses of the MMR vaccine, which protects against mumps,” said Dr. David Flinders, Medical Director for UCHD, in a news release sent to FOX 13. According to the Health Department, mumps is highly contagious […]
PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University has notified students about three major changes to its Honor Code office, which enforces the standards regarding chastity, abstinence, drugs and alcohol, dress and grooming and other standards students are required to adhere to in order to remain in good standing with the school. A message to students from Honor Code Office director Kevin Utt summed up the changes: You will know at the start of our first meeting why we have asked you […]
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A Washington D.C. man is suing the West Valley City Police Department for $3.7 million, alleging police violated his 4th Amendment rights and used excessive force against him in a July 2018 incident. The lawsuit claims Kedrick T. Randle “sustained injuries and damage” during an encounter with police on July 17. According to the claims, police reached into a Randle’s vehicle and pulled him out, threw him to the ground, handcuffed him behind the back, […]
LEHI, Utah — A paraglider was taken to the hospital by Life Flight after being seriously injured in a crash at Point of the Mountain Monday morning. Lehi Fire Department Battalion Chief Kim Beck said the 33-year-old from Colorado sustained a “severe” back injury and a right leg injury. The fire department called in Life Flight to assist. “Conditions change quickly up there, the wind does, so it`s always a variable,” Beck said. “He was only about 100 feet down […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Monday in opposition to House Resolution 5, also known as the Equality Act. H.R. 5 is a bill “to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and for other purposes,” according to the bill’s description. “While providing extremely broad protections for LGBT rights, the Equality Act provides no protections for religious freedom. It would instead repeal long-standing religious rights under […]
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The family of a 5-month-old girl said she has died after being taken off life support at Primary Children’s Hospital Friday morning. Melanie Christensen is the baby’s aunt. She said there are no words to describe the pain the parents are feeling after having to take their baby Adalyn off life support. “They are absolutely heartbroken. Inconsolable. They’re trying to keep it together but you know deep down it’s just killing them. It’s just heartbreaking,” […]
ORDERVILLE, Utah — The Ragnar Zion Trail relay race was canceled Friday morning due to weather conditions. A spokesman for Ragnar told FOX 13 that flash flood warnings and continual rains in the area made the courses too dangerous for runners, Ragnar crew and volunteers. The race had been scheduled to begin Friday and end Saturday. Ragnar designated three courses that promised views overlooking Zion National Park. About 5,000 people had registered to participate in the event.
ST. GEORGE, Utah —Evacuations at The Shoppes at Zion and other nearby businesses have been lifted after a bomb threat in St. George Friday afternoon. St. George Police spokeswoman Tiffany Atkin said the threat was called in near 130 Red Cliffs Dr., close to a Starbucks and Carl’s Jr. restaurant. Atkin said the bomb threat forced evacuations at both of those businesses, as well as some of the shops at the southern end of The Shoppes at Zion. Watch FOX […]