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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

Recent Articles
  • New Farmington High School is a state-of-the-art modern school

    FARMINGTON, Utah — Welcome to the brand-new Farmington High School, 405,000 square feet of state-of-the art architecture designed with the intention of treating these students like young adults. After two years of construction, the vision of this modern school setting is coming to life. Richard Swanson is Farmington High’s new principal. “We’re excited to now finally start having students in the building,” Swanson said. Graduating from old school methods, Farmington High has several different sized classrooms, getting rid of the […]

  • Teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle appears in court

    PRESTON, Idaho – A teacher in Preston, Idaho who made national headlines after he was charged for feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle made his first appearance in court Tuesday. Walking in with his lawyer, Shane Reichert, Robert Crosland smiled and shook the hand of the Franklin County Sheriff. Moments later, the science teacher at Preston High School pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. “We don’t think the facts of this case arise a criminal […]

  • Heartwarming moment caught on camera as Utah girl meets donor who saved her life

    KSTU – It was the worst day of Jessy Aviles’ life. She found out one of her twin girls, 4-year-old Adriana had been diagnosed with leukemia. “She had very high risk leukemia. Her leukemia was chemo-resistant. We were giving her three times the amount of chemotherapy that a normal child receives,” said Aviles. The only way to save her was a bone marrow transplant. “It’s so much for a little kid to go through, and they’re sick, they’re vomiting, they’re weak, […]

  • Father seeks answers after daughter killed in crash that may have been caused by police pursuit

    SANTAQUIN, Utah – Balloons, flowers, and pictures of 17-year-old Rita Dolph mark the spot in Santaquin where she lost her life in a crash that her father, Rod Dolph, says didn’t need to happen. “No one wants that knock on their door,” said Dolph. Police stood at Dolph’s door Saturday night with news no father can imagine getting. “You can’t imagine. I hear that from everybody that they can’t imagine. It’s a feeling I wouldn’t wish on anybody on this […]

  • Daughter talks about her mother, a victim in a West Valley double-homicide

    WEST VALLEY CITY — West Valley City police are trying to figure out why a man shot and killed two of his neighbors Tuesday night. Police say 23-year-old Kennedy Lund shot and killed Chasidy Gerber, 37, and Martin Barron, 33, without any provocation. Alyssa Dean saw her mother, Chasidy Gerber, a few hours before her death. “I thank God I got to see her right before,”  Dean said. “I got to say ‘I love you’ you know.” Dean said it […]

  • Mother of man shot and killed in Salt Lake City last week sues security company and guard

    UPDATE: Timothy Richard has officially been charged with murder by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. SALT LAKE CITY — The family of a man who was shot and killed in Salt Lake City has filed a lawsuit against the security guard facing a murder charge in the case. Attorney Robert Sykes is representing the mother of Thomas Ray Stanfield, who was fatally shot after an altercation with a security guard, Timothy Lutes, outside the Department of Workforce Services […]

  • Daughter of man fatally shot by security officer in Salt Lake City speaks

    SALT LAKE CITY — Michelle Higgins put together a memorial outside a Department of Workforce Services building in Salt Lake City in honor of her father, Thomas Stanfield, 54, who police say was shot and killed by a security officer Wednesday morning. “I’m heartbroken. He didn’t need to go out that way,” Higgins said. Higgins, 24, got the call from her grandmother saying he’d been killed. “Honestly, I think he was just walking by and I feel like the security […]

  • West Jordan Police investigating after young girl reports abduction attempt

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — West Jordan Police are investigating a possible abduction attempt that occurred Sunday. Sgt. JC Holt said the incident occurred Sunday evening in the area of 3600 West and 7800 South. Holt said an 8-year-old girl reported she was riding her bike and came around a corner, and she said a man scared her and she fell off her bike. She said the man reached for her arm, but she fended him off and ran away. She […]

  • Man mowing lawns, inspiring kids to help those in need stops in SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY – With lawn mowing equipment that’s at least 20 years old and a 65-year-old disabled veteran in the house, the Dolim’s weren’t sure when their Sandy lawn would get mowed. That was until Rodney Smith came to Utah, his 34th stop on a tour to mow 50 lawns in 50 states. During a sleepless Sunday night, Rochelle Dolim saw a re-tweet from Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox. Rodney Smith put out the call to Utahans in need, […]

  • 15-year-old accused of sexually assaulting 50-year-old faces victim in court

    SANDY, Utah – The juvenile suspect accused of a brutal sexual assault in Sandy in March faced his victim in court Tuesday. The 50-year-old victim described the attack to the judge, who determined there is enough evidence to support the allegations. Due to the judge’s orders, Fox 13 will not be identifying the victim. The suspect will also not be identified because he’s only 15-years-old. Travis Jones was walking his dogs at Dimple Dell Park in the early afternoon of […]

  • Dozens of students from different schools re-create prom for Utah teen who fell ill

    RIVERTON, Utah — Prom is one of the quintessential high school experiences, so when a Riverton High School senior had to miss hers, her friends stepped up to make sure she wouldn’t miss out on the memories. Hanna Jones says she was really looking forward to her senior prom, but the night before, she was having a hard time fitting into her dress. “I started gaining water weight and we went to the hospital to try and get some of […]

  • Boa constrictor found after police issue warning to Nephi residents

    NEPHI, Utah — A 7.5-foot boa constrictor caused a scare in a Nephi neighborhood Wednesday after it went missing, prompting police to alert the community.. Peter Schow says his snake, Tesh, is quite the escape artist. “He’s escaped from every tank I’ve put together, so he’s pretty good about it,” Schow said. Tesh’s girlfriend Pharaoh is a little bigger than him. She’s eight and a half feet and he’s about seven and a half. They live together in a tank […]