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Dora Scheidell joined Fox13 in September 2015 as a weekend anchor and reporter.
Before joining the Fox13 team, she worked as the weekend anchor and multimedia journalist at CNYCentral in Syracuse NY. Before moving to the East Coast, Dora was a multimedia journalist at KRNV News 4 in Reno, Nevada. She was a one woman band: writing, shooting, editing, and reporting. Before moving in front of the camera, Dora spent a year producing the 5pm news at KRNV. She also worked as an assignment editor and a writer in San Diego after graduating with a Communications degree from the University of California, San Diego.
Dora chose a career in journalism because of her insatiable curiosity about people, a desire to learn new things, and a need to connect with others.
After three years in snowy Syracuse, she’s thrilled to be living closer to her family and friends in California.
Already blown away by the natural beauty in Salt Lake City, Dora is excited to explore all that Utah has to offer and hopes to learn how to ski this winter.
Being new to the area, Dora is always looking to meet new people and share their stories. Feel free to contact her anytime at Dora.Scheidell@fox13now.com

Recent Articles
  • Utah sheriff investigating after dog found missing from kennel, ‘pile of blood’ found

    MILLARD COUNTY, Utah — The Millard County Sheriff is investigating a malicious dog attack that took place in Deseret, just south of Delta. Jim Dutson said he was watching his sister-in-law’s dog, Bear, while she and her husband were in Arizona on business. When he went over to his sister-in-law’s house Thursday morning to feed Bear and let her out to run, he immediately knew something was wrong. “When I got there, she wasn’t there but right there where the […]

  • Little relief in sight as Wasatch Front air quality worsens

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality says we’re at the tip-top of the moderate air level right now, meaning it could be worse. However, it’s likely to get worse soon. You could call it a classic cool pool inversion, according to the DEQ Air Quality Director, Bryce Bird. “With snow on the ground in the winter time, when a storm leaves the air is trapped in the valley and then the emissions we produce from our vehicles, […]

  • Zions Bank sued in connection with alleged Ponzi scheme at Utah’s Rust Rare Coin

    SALT LAKE CITY — The victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme at Rust Rare Coin are now suing Zions Bank, alleging an employee facilitated and perpetuated the fraud and that the bank was negligent in their handling of the account in question. Several plaintiffs, including Travis and Nicole Gregory and Patrick Springer, filed the lawsuit Tuesday, alleging the bank should have exercised more diligence in regard to the account and that at least one employee knew about the fraud and […]

  • New hate crime bill to be introduced in Utah; advocates say past bills not passed due to bias against LGBTQ

    SALT LAKE CITY — Despite several failed attempts, a hate crime law will be re-introduced this upcoming legislative session in Utah. As the legislature prepares to consider the fourth hate crime proposal in recent years, some lawmakers like Republican Senator Todd Weiler, are admitting that it’s the inclusion of the LGBTQ community that’s been preventing this law from getting passed. “Most of the recent efforts have been trying to expand it to protect members of the LGBT community and that’s […]

  • Local governments and Utah’s rainy day fund can keep some federal programs afloat, but for how long?

    SALT LAKE CITY — Some of the most vulnerable groups in Utah are in jeopardy of losing critical funding if the federal government shutdown continues into February. If the shutdown is over within the next few weeks, “We’ll be fine,” said Kristen Cox, the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. “There`s some other programs that will be jeopardy if we go beyond January,” Cox said. One of those programs is called WIC or the women and […]

  • SLC Public Utilities step up in wake of government shutdown to maintain public restrooms in forests and canyons

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Thanks to the government shutdown, the job maintaining public restrooms in Utah’s popular canyons is now left to Salt Lake City Public Utilities. Patrick Nelson is the Watershed Program Manager for the SLC Public Utilities Commission. “A lot of our partners at the forest service are all on furlough so the team of watershed rangers been picking up the extra slack, extra workload during the holidays […]

  • Members of Utah National Guard with cyber training deploy to Maryland

    This is definitely a different kind of deployment for these citizen soldiers, but it’s a mission that is also vitally important to our nation’s defense. These 18 Guard members are taking part in Task Force Echo 3. Their mission is to engineer, install, operate and maintain critical network infrastructure for U.S cyber command. They now belong to a team of Guard members from 12 states protecting the country from cyber terrorists. They won’t be dodging bullets or driving tanks, but […]

  • Interfaith volunteers bring holiday treats, necessities to seniors, refugee families

    (KSTU) — While most spent the morning receiving, hundreds of volunteers spent their Christmas giving. Scott Klepper and Eileen Hallet Stone organized the event “Shalom, Salaam, Tikuun Olam” years ago. “It kind of all started years ago when the Jewish community and the Muslim community got together to take over St. Vincent de Paul on Christmas day and let the workers, give the workers a day off to celebrate Christmas,” Klepper said. Twenty-seven years later the effort has evolved. These […]

  • Santa visits SLC ahead of annual world tour

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s crunch time for Santa right now, getting ready to deliver all of our gifts this Christmas Eve, but before he took off on his sleigh, Fox 13’s Dora Scheidell caught up with the big man in red as he visited with Utahns at the Grand America Hotel.

  • University of Utah study suggests dust threatens ‘Greatest Snow on Earth’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Research conducted by the University of Utah indicates dust may be threatening the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” In a study published in Environmental Research Letters Friday, researchers write that the presence of dust accelerates the rate at which snow melts. Geography professor McKenzie Skiles is the lead author of the study, which focused on a plot of land in Alpine, Utah. “Like wearing a black shirt on a hot day, anything that darkens the snow surface—such […]

  • Representative-elect introduces ‘Lauren’s Law,’ legislation to make gun owners ‘think twice’ before loaning their gun to someone else

    SALT LAKE CITY — A brand new lawmaker has filed a bill in honor of a University of Utah student murdered on campus nearly two months ago. Representative-Elect Andrew Stoddard says he was inspired to file Lauren’s Law after seeing a tweet from her mother. “I saw that Lauren McCluskey’s mom was frustrated with the way that she wasn’t able to get any retribution against the owner of the gun,” says Stoddard. Lauren McCluskey was shot to death by a […]

  • More staff, increased training among changes at University of Utah after review of Lauren McCluskey murder case

    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah released the findings and recommendations from a pair of reviews into the school’s handling of the Lauren McCluskey murder case Wednesday. Despite several missed opportunities, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins said the report from the independent review board, made of former Utah Commissioner of Public Safety John Nielsen, former Utah Commissioner of Public Safety Keith Squires, and Executive Director of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Sue Riseling, is […]