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
  • Lauren McCluskey’s family to file lawsuit alleging University of Utah failed to protect her

    SALT LAKE CITY — Eight months after a University of Utah student was murdered on campus, her parents are filing a lawsuit against the university. Thursday morning, Jill and Matt McCluskey’s attorneys, James McConkie and Brad Parker, will be filing a Title IX lawsuit against the University of Utah, hoping to create a safer environment on campus, especially for women. “I don’t think they really wanted to file a lawsuit,” says McConkie. After their daughter, Lauren, was murdered on campus […]

  • Navajo student told to remove feathers at Lehi graduation

    LEHI, Utah — A young Native American woman is sharing her frustration after she was forced to remove a symbol of her culture during her graduation ceremony at Lehi High School last month. High school graduation is a major milestone, but for Tasheena Savala, something important was missing from the moment. “This is how I was expressing myself. To me, my eagle feathers were just as important as my cap and gown,” says Savala. Savala intended to wear three brown […]

  • Driver sentenced for killing man after dog abuse accusation in West Valley

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man convicted of hitting and killing another man in West Valley City after being confronted about abusing a dog learned his fate Monday. It’s been just over two years since 47-year-old Jeremy Hardman was hit and killed, but his mother, Judy Crocker, says justice has finally been served. “For it to run over two years really has been trying,” Crocker said. It was June 7, 2017 when police say Jeremy Hardman confronted Aaron Hosman after […]

  • Police think a man who assaulted a woman along the Jordan River Trail may have assaulted other women there

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police think the man who attacked a woman in broad daylight on the Jordan River Trail may have been involved in other attacks in the area. A woman was assaulted as she jogged along the Jordan River Trail Thursday just before 1:30 p.m. in Taylorsville, according to Sgt. Melody Gray of Unified Police Department. The man “bear-hugged her” and “thrust his body against her” from behind, Gray said. The woman started screaming and fighting back, eventually biting […]

  • Woman escapes attacker on Jordan River Trail

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Unified Police are looking for a man who they say attacked a woman in broad daylight as she was walking on the Jordan River Trail in Taylorsville Thursday afternoon. Unified Sgt. Melody Gray said the woman was attacked just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Gray said the woman was startled by someone coming up behind her and stopped, but then the attacker bear-hugged her and began hip thrusting her from behind. The woman started screaming and fighting back, […]

  • ‘No Crime in Sin,’ which documents a Utah family’s struggle with sex abuse, premiers Thursday

    SALT LAKE CITY — A documentary discussing a family’s experience with child sex abuse and the alleged cover-up by local leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints premiers Thursday night in Salt Lake City. Kristy Johnson said her father, Melvin Johnson, started abusing her when she was six. “This is how old I was when he first started molesting me in Ogden,” Johnson says in the “No Crime in Sin” documentary. “That’s my kindergarten picture.” Johnson said […]

  • 56 people suffer respiratory symptoms after chemical spill in Salt Lake City prompts hazmat response

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hazmat crews responded to a chemical facility in Salt Lake City after up to 1,000 pounds of product was spilled, leaving a total of 56 potentially exposed patients. Officials said the spilled product is sulfur dioxide, which can cause respiratory symptoms at high concentrations.  Eight patients were transported to a local hospital for treatment but have been released, according to Intermountain Healthcare Media Relations Manager Erin Goff. Some patients were at the facility where the spill […]

  • 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 […]

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