Jeff Rhineer is a Sports Anchor/Reporter, and loves covering the teams he grew up watching as a young sports fan.

He knew he wanted to become a sportscaster after sitting courtside with Hot Rod Hundley during a Jazz game at the Salt Palace as a 10-year-old. Hot Rod handed him some headphones and said, “Do you know what a rebound is?” He nodded, “Good, count ’em.”

The Provo High School and University of Utah graduate has worked in Wyoming, California and Texas covering major sporting events like the Super Bowl, the NBA finals, the MLB playoffs, the Rose Bowl, and the College World Series.

He enjoys spending his time with his family, watching his kids play soccer, leading them down the ski slopes and playing golf.

Jeff would love to hear from you. jeff.rhineer@fox13now.com


Recent Articles
  • Utah Utes lose to Washington Huskies in Pac-12 championship game 10-3

    SALT LAKE CITY — It was a tough night for the Utah football team in their first appearance in the Pac-12 Championship Game. Washington beat the Utes 10-3 to win the Pac-12 title and a spot in the Rose Bowl. Utah’s offense could never get it going. After the first scoreless first quarter in Pac-12 Championship history, the Utes trailed 3-0 at the Half. The Utes tied it up at 3-3 on a 53-yard field goal from Matt Gay in […]

  • Matt Wells is leaving USU to become head coach at Texas Tech

    LOGAN, Utah — After six season as Utah State’s head coach, Matt Wells is leaving Logan for Lubbuck, Texas to become the new head coach at Texas Tech. The former Aggie quarterback led his alma mater to five bowl games, and he leaves with the second most wins in program history with a record of 44-34. He led the Aggies to a 10-2 record this season, and he was named the Mountain West Conference coach of the year. Utah State […]

  • Will the Utes show restraint against BYU ahead of PAC 12 championship game?

    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah football team will play in the Pac-12 Championship game next week for the first time in program history. It will be the biggest game of the season for the Utes, with a spot in the Rose Bowl on the line. So, will head coach Kyle Whittingham rest his top players against BYU to have them ready for the championship game six days later? “I’ve heard several people say that you should do […]

  • What it took for the U of U to reach the Pac 12 Title Game

    SALT LAKE CITY — Expectations were high for the Utes this season. They were picked to finished second in the Pac-12 South Division, with a real shot at winning a Pac-12 title. They got off to a rough start, losing to Washington in their conference opener, and then they dropped their second game in a row with a loss to Washington State. But then they turned things around, with an impressive win over Stanford, in a game Utah Head Coach […]

  • Utes win Pac-12 South Division and will play in the Pac-12 Championship game

    The Utah football team has won the Pac-12 South Division title for the first time in program history. With Utah’s win over Colorado, and Oregon’s win over Arizona State on Saturday, the Utes clinched the Pac-12 South Division title and a spot in the Pac-12 Championship game. The Utes will play the winner of next Saturday’s game between Washington State and Washington for the Pac-12 Championship. The Pac-12 Championship game will be played on Friday, Nov. 30. The game will […]

  • Utah has tough afternoon in Tempe, losing to Arizona State 38-28

    TEMPE, Ariz. — It was a tough afternoon in Tempe, Arizona for the Utah football team. The Utes lost Arizona State 38-28, and they lost starting quarterback Tyler Huntley for the season with a broken collarbone. “It looks like he’s most likely done for the season,” said Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham. “We’ll know definitively tomorrow, but early indication is it probably lingers and last the entire season.” The Sun Devils jumped out to a 14-nothing lead in the first quarter, […]

  • Utes run past UCLA

    PASADENA, California – Utah junior running back Zack Moss rushed for a career-high 211 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Utes to a 41-10 on Friday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. UCLA took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter after touchdown run from Joshua Kelley, but the Utes responded with 28 unanswered points. Britain Covey had 132 all-purpose yards and threw a touchdown pass to Cole Fotheringham. The Utes improve to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in […]

  • Jazz rookie finding his role with the team

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Jazz return all the key players from last season’s team, but they have one potential big addition in rookie guard Grayson Allen, who felt much better about his second day of training camp. I was a lot less nervous today,” Allen SAID. “I was definitely nervous going into yesterday, especially having two-a-days and being my first official day with the team, but honestly it’s all gone well so far.” Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder noticed […]

  • Tony Finau picked to play for the U.S. Ryder Cup team

    Tony Finau has been selected to play on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. The West High School Graduate and Lehi resident was the final pick for U.S. captain Jim Furyk. “I’m so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team and I cannot wait to get to Paris,” said Finau. “Thanks for all the support. Go U.S.A.” (Can we add this video from Twitter?) https://twitter.com/RyderCupUSA/status/1039253662659477505 It’s an incredible achievement for Finau, who grew up playing golf in Rose Park. He […]

  • Utahn Tony Finau is picked to play for the U.S. Ryder Cup team

    LEHI, Utah — Tony Finau has been selected to play on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. The West High School Graduate and Lehi resident was the final pick for U.S. captain Jim Furyk. “I’m so excited to be on the Ryder Cup team and I cannot wait to get to Paris,” said Finau. “Thanks for all the support. Go U.S.A.” The final Captain’s Pick is in. Welcome to the team, @tonyfinaugolf!#GoUSA pic.twitter.com/7YaU3q7m7n — Ryder Cup USA (@RyderCupUSA) September 10, 2018 […]

  • BYU tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau shows strength in Arizona game

    PROVO, Utah — BYU tight end Moroni Laulu-Pututau showed he’s back with a big hurdle at Arizona. “I didn’t really expect to do that,” said Laulu-Pututau. “It just kind of came out, but it was fun. Those are moments that are fun you remember.” Moroni is appreciating those moments a lot more now. That was his first game since 2016, after missing all of last season with a Linsfranc injury. “I’m just grateful, honestly, just humbled and grateful. It’s been […]

  • Utah Utes expecting big things from junior Siaosi Mariner

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah football team is expecting big things this year from junior wide receiver Siaosi Mariner. He’s off to a great start, with six receptions for 73 yards, and one touchdown that he’s watched back a few times. “I mean, I watched it a couple of times,” said Mariner. “You know, the family going a little crazy over it. It’s been good. It was fun. It was a nice first one.” Mariner’s touchdown came in the […]