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
  • Water main breaks affect Millcreek chocolatier during Easter rush

    MILLCREEK, Utah — After six water main breaks in Millcreek Wednesday, the owner of C. Kay Cummings Candies, Marilyn Oakey, says she’s only open thanks to the generosity of a neighbor and it couldn’t be a worse time. C-Kay Cummings specializes in chocolates and other sweet treats, and the company’s Easter sales are important. “These three days are going to be my biggest days next to Christmas,” Oakey said. A few days before the Easter holiday, Oakey got an early […]

  • Possible Mumps case at Draper Elementary School

    DRAPER, Utah – Parents at Draper Elementary School are on high alert after the Salt Lake County Health Department informed them they’re looking into a possible case of the mumps. Canyons School District Spokesman Jeff Haney said they notified parents immediately after hearing from the County Health Department. “We take our cues in communicating issues of public health from the county health department,” Haney said. As a precaution, the school had its custodial crews clean the entire school with hospital-grade […]

  • Provo ad agency uses humor to battle porn addiction

    SALT LAKE CITY – From potties to porn, the Provo-based ad agency Harmon Brothers is using humor to battle porn addiction. Harmon Brothers, which made ads for Squatty Potty and Poo-Pourri, made this social media ad for Michigan-based company Covenant Eyes. Harmon Brothers CEO Benton Crane said they used the same principles in their Squatty Potty and Poo-Pourri ads. “Harmon Brothers has always been really good at messaging difficult topics and I think this is one of the most difficult […]

  • Jazz teammates respond to Korver’s ‘Privileged’ essay

    SALT LAKE CITY — Ahead of Tuesday’s big home game, basketball isn’t the only thing Utah Jazz players are talking about. Players, like Rudy Gobert, say Kyle Korver’s passionate essay “Privileged,” published Monday in The Player’s Tribune, covers a topic he’s been grappling with for some time. “Starting the thing it puts you right into it,” Gobert said. Gobert is referring to the first line of the op-ed, “when police break your teammate’s leg, you’d think it would wake you […]

  • Utah Jazz’s Kyle Korver writes op-ed on racism, privilege

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Jazz star Kyle Korver is getting attention Monday for a passionate op-ed piece titled “Privileged.” It was published in the online magazine The Player’s Tribune. Korver writes about racism in the NBA, acknowledging in a truly vulnerable way how he’s holding himself accountable for his self-proclaimed white privilege. The first line of Korver’s op-ed reads “when police break your teammate’s leg you’d think it would wake you up a little.” Korver is referring to an […]

  • Woman arrested for burglary, arson after fire in Latter-day Saint chapel in Orem

    OREM, Utah – When police arrived at a church located at 1230 North 950 West in Orem around 2 a.m. Friday, there were six or seven small fires scattered throughout the building. Lt. Craig Martinez with Orem Police said it was clear they were intentionally set. “One of the officers had a fire extinguisher in his trunk, grabbed it and were able to extinguish all the fires,” Martinez said. The early estimate is $600,000 in damage. “A lot of the […]

  • University of Utah still investigating alleged sexual assault

    SALT LAKE CITY – We’re still waiting to hear more about an alleged sexual assault on the University of Utah campus, three days after a campus-wide alert went out around midnight. University of Utah Police said they’re meeting with the victim Thursday to try and get more information about the suspect. University of Utah freshman Paige Leland woke up for early morning class Tuesday with an alarming alert on her phone. “My class was right where the alert said the […]

  • Dogs that bit Layton boy’s hand off to be relocated

    LAYTON, Utah – A young boy is scarred for life after a horrifying accident, but Davis County Animal Control Director Rhett Nicks doesn’t believe the dogs in question should lose their lives because of it. “There was nothing clear cut in this case for us,” Nicks said. After more than three weeks of investigating, Davis County Animal Control still can’t determine with certainty what led up to a tragic outcome where a 4-year-old boy lost his hand. “I have a […]

  • Woman reports dogs attacking, killing cat in Ogden as their owner watched

    OGDEN, Utah —A dog owner has been issued a citation after a woman reported seeing a cat being attacked and ultimately killed at an Ogden field. Karina, who asked FOX 13 not to use her last name, said she was driving in the area of 102 North 1140 West in Ogden Monday afternoon when she saw a man walking two dogs off leash, but when she looked closer she realized the dogs were trying to attack a cat. “It was […]

  • Tooele Co. School District warns of uptick in THC vape pen use

    TOOELE, Utah — The Tooele County School District is warning parents after seeing an uptick in vape use among students and it’s not just nicotine. Sgt. Jeremy Hansen with the Tooele City Police Department says they wanted to get the word out after two incidents in a matter of days involving students using vape pens to ingest THC. “The school district, law enforcement, parents, our general community, we all need to work together,” Hansen said. The first incident took place […]

  • Man in critical condition after officer-involved shooting in Harrisville

    HARRISVILLE, Utah – Officers from three police departments in Weber County towns shot a man in Harrisville who approached them with a knife in each hand early Saturday morning. Officers from Harrisville, North Ogden and Pleasant View were dispatched to an apartment complex in the area of 2500 North and Charleston Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. There was a report of a domestic violence situation in progress, and it is an address officers have responded to in the past. “We do […]

  • Brother donates kidney to sibling, inspires others

    MURRAY, Utah – The Holdaway brothers are heading home from the Intermountain Medical Center after a successful kidney donation, but this isn’t the first rodeo for the family. “Our family, unfortunately, has a genetic disorder,” said Mark Holdaway. Polycystic kidney disease causes cysts to grow on the kidneys, eventually leading to renal failure. “Ten years ago our dad passed away from this disease,” Mark said. Passed from generation to generation, two of the five Holdaway children inherited the disease. Mark […]

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