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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
  • Orrin Hatch, other politicians react to allegations against Bret Kavanaugh

    WASHINGTON — Some would call it a case of deja-vu. “What’s unfolded this past week is terrible. What I find the most ironic is that many have tried to turn this issue into a referendum on sexual harassment. Let me say this is not a referendum on sexual harassment. We all deplore sexual harassment,” said Senator Orrin Hatch, 27 years ago, after Anita Hill came forward accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearing. The Salt Lake Tribune’s Washington […]

  • 911 calls released of Payson man flying airplane into his home

    PAYSON, Utah — 911 calls were released Friday of the aftermath of a plane crash in Payson, where police say a man intentionally flew an aircraft into his family home. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the pilot was killed, and Payson Police later identified the deceased as 47-year-old Duane Youd. Public records said that Youd lived at the home where the plane crashed with his wife and that the couple bought the home last year. In the 911 calls […]

  • Elizabeth Smart speaks about upcoming release of kidnapper Wanda Barzee

    SALT LAKE CITY — Elizabeth Smart spoke out Thursday regarding the unexpectedly early release of Wanda Barzee, who helped Brian David Mitchell kidnap Smart. Wanda Barzee will be released from the Utah State Prison on September 19, several years before it was anticipated she would be eligible for release. The development comes after the Utah State Board of Pardons realized they would have to give Barzee credit for time served in the federal system. Barzee served time in both the […]

  • Rosecrest fire 100 percent contained, 67 acres burned total

    UPDATE 8:44 p.m. Thursday: The Rosecrest fire is 100 percent contained. Only 67 acres burned total. It is unknown at this time if the homeowner who accidentally started the fire will face charges. UPDATE: As of Thursday afternoon, the Rosecrest fire is 50 percent contained and all associated restrictions have been lifted. No homes are threatened, and crews expect to achieve full containment by the end of Thursday. A total of 67 acres has burned so far. Previous story continues below: […]

  • Photo editor shares journey of six homeless people who were given cameras to document their lives

    SALT LAKE CITY — Our partners at The Salt Lake Tribune produced a unique article in the paper this weekend to mark the one-year anniversary of Operation Rio Grande. The piece is called “Perspectives: Life on the Streets.” Salt Lake Tribune photo editor Rachel Molenda, says the idea for this project was to cover the anniversary through the eyes of the homeless themselves. “When we started this project, (we) weren’t (sure) what we were going to get,” said Molenda. Molenda […]

  • Faith leaders open national weekend of prayer in SLC, discuss suicide prevention

    SALT LAKE CITY — A diverse group of leaders from several different religions came together Friday to recognize the importance of life. The event kicked off the national weekend of prayer for suicide prevention. Laura Warburton’s daughter, Hannah, was only 16-years-old when she took her own life four years ago. “She was a typical teenager and just didn`t want anyone to know, so she suffered alone,” Warburton said. Joining a panel of faith leaders, Warburton discussed the importance of speaking […]

  • Eight Utah schools send kids home amid norovirus outbreak

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah –Six schools in the Alpine School District have sent kids home with norovirus. One unnamed school in Orem sent a child home with norovirus symptoms. The six schools in the Alpine School District are Riverview Elementary, Saratoga Shores Elementary, Mountain Trails Elementary, Brookhaven Elementary, Black Ridge Elementary, and Frontier Middle School. The Alpine School District reported that these schools saw, on average, a 10 percent absence on Thursday. However, a lot of parents have communicated that they […]

  • Former LDS bishop speaks out against possible excommunication following hunger strike

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the first time since receiving notice that he may be excommunicated, a former bishop from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a press conference, demanding for more accountability from the church. Surrounded by supporters across the street from Temple Square, Sam Young told the crowd how he plans to walk into the disciplinary council this upcoming Sunday in his hometown of Houston, Texas. “I go as a lion to the slaughter,” said […]

  • Layton woman warns others after falling for virtual kidnapping scam

    LAYTON, Utah — Sandy Baker of Layton is warning Utahns after she fell victim to a virtual kidnapping scam. “It never occurred to me at all, ever, that this was not a real situation,” Baker said. Baker says she was driving around her Layton neighborhood when she got a call from an unknown number. “A girl calls me ‘mom.’ She’s crying hysterically. She says she’s been in an accident,” Baker said. Moments later a man gets on the phone. “He […]

  • ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ teams up with unicorns to tout BYU in new animated commercial

    PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University is known for many things, but these days it appears they want to be known for their abundance of unicorns. While the school is not actually talking about mythical creatures (a “unicorn” is a term for a private company worth a billion dollars or more) they did find the perfect actor to tackle the discussion. Napoleon Dynamite was partial to the “liger” in the film, but actor Jon Heder is embracing the unicorn in […]

  • If you’re traveling this Labor Day Weekend, plan for delays and try to be courteous

    SALT LAKE CITY — If you’re planning on hitting the road for the Labor Day weekend, brace yourself for some delays. Take your cue from Michael Goff. “We actually went a week early,” Goff said. “Went up to Yellowstone.” Or Byron Konold, visiting from California to drop off his kid at BYU. “We left on Wednesday afternoon out of San Diego and drove up and didn’t have that much traffic,” Konold said. “We stopped in St. George then continued the […]

  • In-depth Salt Lake Tribune series looks at dangers LDS Church missionaries face while serving abroad

    SALT LAKE CITY — Two former missionaries are criticizing the way the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prepares and responds to the dangers young people face while serving missions abroad. Fox 13’s partners at the Salt Lake Tribune have an in-depth, two-part series on their front page outlining the experiences of the two former missionaries who were assaulted and how their experience is leading to changes within the church’s missionary program. Read Rachel Piper’s article here: