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.

Recent Articles
  • U of U marks 9th straight victory against BYU

    PROVO, Utah — Utah beat BYU 30-12 for their ninth straight win in this rivalry. Zack Moss ran for 181 yards and a touchdowns, leading the 14th ranked Utes to a win in the season opener for both teams. Three BYU turnovers led to three Utah touchdowns. Francis Bernard returned an interception for a touchdown to put the Utes up 9-3 in the second quarter, and the Utes led it 9-6 at halftime. The Utes opened the second half with […]

  • RSL coach facing fines, suspensions, anger management after alleged homophobic slurs

    SALT LAKE CITY — After Real Salt Lake lost to Tigres UANL in the Leagues Cup quarterfinal July 24, head coach Mike Petke confronted referee John Pitti and his assistants. He received a red card, then allegedly shouted a Spanish-language homophobic slur at the Panamanian referee, according to several media outlets. RSL supported and agreed with the punishment handed down by the league — a three-game suspension and $25,000 fine — and they also suspended him for two weeks without pay […]

  • Utah Royals players return triumphant from World Cup Championship

    It’s been a wild celebration for Utah Royals players Kelley O’Hara, Christen Press and Becky Sauerbrunn after winning the World Cup in France. From a ticker tape parade in New York City, to a hero’s welcome at the Salt Lake City International Airport. “It’s such a crazy, wonderful feeling to win one of these things,” said Sauerbrunn. “I always knew that we were capable, but actually winning the sucker is a different thing. I’m still kind of riding that high.” […]

  • Utah Royals duo scores first against England to help lead U.S. women to World Cup final

    After the U.S. Women’s National Team defeated England 2-1 in the Women’s World Cup semi-final Tuesday, Utah Royals FC assistant coach Scott Parkinson sat down with Fox 13’s Jeff Rhineer to discuss the intense match. “One of the best games I’ve seen in a long, long time,” Parkinson said. “It just had everything — goals, excitement, referee decisions, VAR, absolutely everything.” Although Parkinson — from Liverpool — had to watch his home country lose, he was thrilled for URFC forward […]

  • Jazz pick up Bogdanovic, Davis; lose Favors, Rubio

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz had a busy first day of the 2019-20 NBA free agency. The Jazz signed former Indiana Pacers free agent Bojan Bogdanovic on a four-year, $73 million deal, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted. The deal with Bogdanovic, a 6’8″ shooting guard and small forward from Croatia, will require the Jazz to release forward Derrick Favors, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The Jazz also signed Ed Davis — a free agent forward formerly with the Brooklyn […]

  • Why the 2019 off-season is crucial for the Utah Jazz

    SALT LAKE CITY — Now that the NBA Finals are over, Fox 13’s Jeff Rhineer sits down with Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune to talk about why this summer off-season is so important for the Utah Jazz. Check it out in the video above!

  • Utah Royals FC coach on U.S. Women’s 13-0 World Cup win

    SALT LAKE CITY — After the U.S. Women’s National Team won its first match by 13 goals, Utah Royals FC Head Coach Lauren Harvey sits down with FOX 13’s Jeff Rhineer to talk about the U.S. Women’s National Team’s first 2019 World Cup match, and what her players contributed.

  • Utah Championship releases new details on partnership with Tony Finau Foundation

    The Utah Sports Commission announced new sponsor updates and sponsor exemptions as well as details on their partnership with the Tony Finau Foundation for the 2019 tournament. Fox 13’s Jeff Rhineer has the details in the video above.

  • Corner Canyon’s Jamie Connell wins 5A golf title after 8-hole playoff

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Jamie Connell from Corner Canyon and Whitney Banz from West had an epic playoff in the 5A girls high school state golf championship, with Connell winning the playoff with a birdie on the 8th playoff hole. Connell and Banz both finished tied for the lead at 5-over par after the second round. They both made bogey on the first playoff hole, but then matched each other with six straight pars before Connell won it with […]

  • Utah Royals FC defender, Katie Bowen, invited to her third World Cup with New Zealand

    SANDY, Utah — Katie Bowen will be one of several players on Utah Royals FC to play in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer in France. This will be her third World Cup with the New Zealand national team. “I definitely don’t take it for granted,” said Bowen. “But this is my third World Cup, that’s crazy. My first one was when I was 17 years old, now I’m 25. It’s a massive achievement for me.” This will […]

  • Jazz avoid elimination with win over Rockets in game four

    SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 win over the Houston Rockets and avoid being swept in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Jazz trailed 79-76 after the third quarter, but they started the the final period on a 15-1 run—with 13 of those points coming from Mitchell during that stretch—to take control of the game. “We’ve had our backs against […]

  • Jazz win 50th game of the season with a win over the Nuggets

    SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell tied a career high with 46 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets. The Jazz improve to 50-31 this season, and clinch at least the fifth seed in the western conference. Rudy Gobert had another double-double for the Jazz with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Derrick Favors scored 16 points after missing the last four games with back spasms. The Jazz are playing well heading towards […]

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