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

Recent Articles
  • SLC teachers rally for pay raises

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hundreds of teachers rallied in solidarity Tuesday, a few weeks after the Salt Lake City School District and the local teachers’ union reached an impasse in salary negotiations. Acknowledging she was out of her comfort zone, Bonneville Elementary 3rd-grade teacher Elise Maxwell addressed the crowd, saying she’d had enough. “I’ve had enough of being called just a teacher. I’ve had enough of being undervalued. I’ve had enough of being underappreciated and underfunded every day,” Maxwell said. […]

  • Family still waiting for answers one year after Millcreek accident took daughter’s life

    MILLCREEK, Utah — Just over a year ago, 48-year-old Joslyn Spilsbury lost her life while sitting at Starbucks in Millcreek. However, her family says it’s been hard to process the grief, knowing charges have not been filed. Gay Lynne Sylvies used to live around the corner from the Millcreek Starbucks where her daughter, Joslyn, was hit by a truck while sitting outside drinking coffee with friends. “I couldn’t really get away from going past the place she was killed,” Sylvies […]

  • After pushback, Ogden restaurant owner will allow service animals with a signature

    OGDEN, Utah — Another customer is coming forward claiming an Ogden restaurant owner refused service because she had a service dog with her. Anna Taylor says she got her service dog, Finn, to deal with PTSD from a domestic violence incident. “He has helped me kind of regain my life. It was two and a half years of just being beat every day,” Taylor said. Finn spots panic attacks and helps Taylor function in public places, which is why she […]

  • Three injured in junkyard fire in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — At least one firefighter was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out at a junkyard in Salt Lake City Wednesday morning. Capt. Adam Archuleta with the Salt Lake City Fire Department said a second firefighter and a civilian were also hurt. It’s not every day that firefighters report a fire. “We actually had reports from one of the unified fire stations that was operating training outside of their facility when they noticed smoke coming […]

  • Park City mountain bikers react to woman’s death

    PARK CITY, Utah — The Park City mountain bike community is mourning the loss of a fellow rider who died on a local trail Monday night. Police say 68-year-old Cynthia Schwandt was found by a group of fellow mountain bikers around 7 p.m. Monday on the Fox Tail Trail. They called 911, but by the time emergency crews made it there, it was too late. While mountain biking with her daughter Tuesday morning, Jamie Stern carried an extra weight up […]

  • Utah man runs Peruvian coast, cleaning up and spreading environmental awareness along the way

    PERU— In Peru, Clayton Thomas Kearl is known as “gringasho”. “It’s Peruvian slang for someone who’s white, so ‘gringo,’ but ‘gringasho,’” Kearl explained. He has become a social media star with millions of Peruvian followers, and he has a mission to make the country he fell in love with a better place. “I put the campaign in Peruvian slang which is called ‘chapa tu basara,’ which is ‘pick up trash.’ Yo, pick up your trash,” Kearl said. His love for […]

  • University of Utah Police apologize for including Lauren McCluskey’s name in awards ceremony

    SALT LAKE CITY — The parents of a University of Utah student who was murdered on campus last October responded after the campus police department handed out awards for the handling of Lauren McCluskey’s case. University spokesman Chris Nelson and Lori McDonald, who was the Dean of Students at the time of McCluskey’s death but has since been promoted to Vice President of Student Affairs, were given awards, as well as a dispatcher involved in the case. In the program, […]

  • Adult and two children in serious to critical condition after crash in Taylorsville

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Five people, including four children, were hospitalized Wednesday after a crash in Taylorsville. According to Unified Police, the crash occurred in the area of 2700 West and 6200 South just before 12:30 p.m. Fox 13 News first heard report of the crash just before 1 p.m. Witnesses told police that a white SUV was trying to turn southbound on to 2700 West when it ran a red light, hitting a white compact car before crashing into a […]

  • Porch pirate in Millcreek blends in with neighborhood

    MILLCREEK, Utah — Another porch pirate in on the loose — this time, in Millcreek. Jeremy Conk and his wife caught a woman on their security camera stealing a package, but they don’t think she would’ve sounded off any alarm bells in their Canyon Rim community. “We have a lot of people that come around our neighborhood and put stuff on our door, flyers, and that’s what she looked like,” Conk said. In the video, she is seen taking some […]

  • Man who lent gun to Lauren McCluskey’s killer pleads guilty

    SALT LAKE CITY — The criminal side of the high-profile murder of University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey is one step closer to being resolved. It’s been eight months since McCluskey was shot and killed by Melvin Rowland, a convicted felon on parole who had lied about his identity. Rowland escaped the justice system when he later turned the gun on himself. However, the man who lent him the gun did not. According to a federal indictment, 21-year-old Nathan Vogel […]

  • Family urges caution after near-drowning last year

    SALT LAKE CITY — Summer is just around the corner, and with summer comes swimming. But before you dive in, a grandmother is sharing her cautionary tale. In August, Chris Miles was watching her 2-year-old grandson Nathan, along with some of her other grandkids, while Nathan’s parents were in the hospital with their new baby Sam. It was a hot summer day, so they went in the pool. “We decided to get out and go in the house for a […]

  • Leggings company owner says $84,000 in fines stem from a misunderstanding; whistleblower says otherwise

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — A Spanish Fork retail company had to pay more than $84,000 in penalties after violating child labor law provisions and terminating the employee who called the department of labor. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Legg-A-Licious had to pay back wages, liquidated damages and penalties for violating the Fair Labor Standards Act at the Spanish Fork warehouse. Michaele Garcia is the whistleblower that contacted the Department of Labor. “I witnessed a lot of things that […]

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