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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
  • Letter encourages schools to adopt religious clothing guidelines after boy rips girl’s hijab off during recess

    MILLCREEK, Utah — A student at Millcreek Elementary named Maram Al-Shammari is sharing her bullying experience to raise awareness about the importance of religious expression. “It means a lot. It means peace. I love my religion,” Maram said. As a devout Muslim girl, Maram’s hijab is a critical part of her cultural identity. “A woman who doesn’t wear the hijab is most likely to get sexual assault and abuse then a woman that does wear it because she covers up,” […]

  • Utah family says seat belts saved their lives; urges drivers to buckle up

    SALT LAKE CITY — For most of us, buckling our seat belt is automatic. However, there are still people out there who rarely buckle up, which was the case for a Utah family until an unlikely hero stepped in. On June 21st, Shantel Anderson and her three young kids were driving northbound on I-15. “All of a sudden, a black car appeared sideways in front of us. You never expect that,” says Anderson. In dash cam video, you can see […]

  • Nearly 100 Utah firefighters arrive in California to battle wildfires

    SALT LAKE CITY Nearly 100 Utah firefighters from four different task forces are in Southern California right now battling the Woolsey fire in Ventura County, but the journey to get there had a few hiccups along the way. After leaving the Maverick Center Sunday morning, Agency Representative Chet Ellis, said the group of Utah firefighters hit their first bump in the road outside Beaver, where they had mechanical issues with one of their engines. Then another engine had issues down […]

  • Utahn family saddened after home destroyed by California fire

    UTAH — A Utah family who moved to California 15 years ago is back after losing everything in the Camp Fire. The blaze in Butte County has claimed 29 lives and hundreds of thousands of homes. “There’s just no sun. It’s really very eerie and quiet,” said Patrick Christensen, who lost his home in the fire. While Christensen was at an early morning meeting last week, his wife and two kids decided to leave their hometown of Paradise when it […]

  • University of Utah honors veterans of WWII in special event

    SALT LAKE CITY — For their 21st annual veteran’s day ceremony, the University of Utah recognized veterans across the state for their remarkable stories of service. At 94-years-old, staff sergeant Carl J. Workman recalls the story of his service during World War II. “It’s nice for me to be here to tell the story being as old as I am,” said Workman. He’s one of 11 veterans honored by the University of Utah Friday. Paul Morgan, Director of the University […]

  • Utah foster mom charged with aggravated murder of 2-year-old in her care

    DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah — A Utah woman who is a nurse and a foster-mother has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of one of her foster children. According to charging documents, Lisa Joe Vanderlinden is a Licensed Practical Nurse who provided nursing services to the Children’s Justice Center and provided fostering services for several years. Deputies responded to the woman’s home in Duchesne County on August 5 on report of a deceased child, documents state, and they found […]

  • Utah family in Colorado reacts to Prop 2

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Cromars, who are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, moved back to Colorado a month ago to give their 11-year-old epileptic son Holden access to the only medicine that has really worked for him. However, they were elated when they watched the medical marijuana initiative they fought so hard for pass in their home state of Utah. “We were super excited, and my wife and I got pretty emotional,” David […]

  • Firefighters say dry hydrant, large amount of property complicated response to deadly fire in Woods Cross

    WOODS CROSS, Utah — A man died of injuries he suffered in a house fire in Woods Cross, and firefighters say a large amount of property inside the home and a dry fire hydrant complicated their efforts. According to a press release from South Davis Metro Fire, the fire broke out in the area of 1400 South 1100 West in Woods Cross just before 9 p.m. Monday. A passerby spotted the fire and alerted neighbors, who called 911 and told […]

  • Jeff Payne, officer fired after arresting Utah nurse Alex Wubbels, speaks exclusively to Fox 13

    SALT LAKE CITY — Just over a year ago, Jeff Payne became instantly infamous when body camera footage of him arresting University of Utah nurse, Alex Wubbels, turned into a viral sensation. “People think I just walked in and lost it,” said Payne. However, to really understand it, we need to start with dash cam video of a fiery crash in Cache County. A man running from Logan police hit a semi-truck driven head-on. The suspect died on scene and […]

  • School fee task force previews new rules for extracurricular activities to Utah State Board of Education

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Board of Education is discussing how to deal with the recent findings of an audit that found students are being charged excessive fees for extracurricular activities. During their meeting Thursday, the state Board of Education shared their thoughts and feelings about the findings of the audit and discussed some preliminary solutions. The auditor presented and detailed its findings to the board, highlighting instances where students were charged as much as $2,500 to participate […]

  • Utah man runs across the state to fight human trafficking

    SALT LAKE CITY — When Tommy Green of Salt Lake City got an email from a French teenager back in 2015, at first, he thought it was a scam. “I got an email from this 15-and-a-half-year-old kid that said ‘I’m in trouble,'” he said. His wife convinced him to respond to the girl and notify police. “She was taken out of her home and then she was actually kidnapped by a family member and sold to a brothel in Europe,” […]

  • Latest data shows median price for family home in Utah $355,000, The Salt Lake Tribune reports

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been a trend over the past two years along the Wasatch Front, rising home prices corresponding with slowing sales. According to the latest data from the Salt Lake Board of Realtors, the median price for a single-family home in Salt Lake County reached $355,000 in July, August, and September of 2018 compared to $345,000 for January, February, and March. That’s leading to slowing sales according to Real Estate and Growth Reporter for The Salt Lake […]