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
  • Favors returning to the Jazz

    SALT LAKE CITY — Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers made big news on the first day of NBA free agency when James agreed to a 4-year, $154 million dollar deal with the Lakers. Does that make the Lakers instant contenders in the Western Conference after missing the playoffs the last five years? Yes, James is that good. He’s been to the NBA Finals the last eight years in a row, and played great this year in the playoffs. What […]

  • Press hoping for big things with Royals

    It’s been a crazy month of June for Christen Press. She was with the U.S. women’s nationals team when the played China at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 7. That’s when Utah Royals FC owner Dell Loy Hansen went down on one knee to recruit her. “I don’t even know what he said,” Press said. “The whole stadium erupted in laughter, so I just laughed along. He said he was excited at the prospect of me coming to play here, […]

  • Rudy Gobert wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -Jazz center Rudy Gobert was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year at the NBA Awards Monday. After finishing second last year, Gobert beat out Anthony Davis from New Orleans and Joel Embiid of Philadelphia. After missing 15 games from Dec. 16 to Jan. 17 with injury, Gobert returned to the lineup on Jan. 19, playing in every game to finish the season. After Gobert’s late January return, the Jazz posted the second-best record in the […]

  • Local amateur golfer Rhett Rasmussen will play in the US Open

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — 19-year-old Rhett Rasmussen from Draper will tee it up with the best golfers in the world this week at the U.S. Open. “For as long as I’ve been playing golf this has always been the goal,” Rasmussen said. For the fourth year in a row, Rhett reached the final qualifying round to get into the U.S. Open.  He was one of 86 players competing for five spots at sectionals last Monday in Daly, California.  After posting […]

  • Chugg will represent Utah at U.S. Women’s Open

    SALT LAKE CITY Kelsey Chugg will compete against the best female golfers in the world when she tees it up in the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday morning in Alabama. “I can’t wait to get there and have some time to focus on my game and get over the “what if’s,” Chugg said. “I’m just so anxious to be there and find out what it’s really all about.” The former Weber State player and Salt Lake City resident qualified for […]

  • Tess Blair wins 6A state championship, Lone Peak wins team title

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Bingham’s Tess Blair followed up her first round 65 with a 69 in the second round of the 6A girls golf state championship to finish at 10-under par to win the medalist honors. The Bingham junior now has two individual titles. “I think this one is a little bit sweeter,” said Blair. “It’s always nice to win back-to-back.” Blair won by one shot over Lone Peak’s Lauren Taylor, who shot a 66 on Tuesday to lead […]

  • Rockets beat Jazz 110-96 to take 1-0 lead in Western Conference Semifinals

    HOUSTON, Texas — The Utah Jazz had little time to rest and were without the services of Ricky Rubio as they took on the Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals Sunday. James Harden scored 41 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 110-96 win over the Utah Jazz. “He’s a special player,” said Jazz Head Coach Quin Snyder on Harden. “He impacts the game in so many ways, you have to try to make it harder […]

  • Jazz beat Thunder 96-91 to advance to Western Conference Semifinals

    SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 96-91 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to advance to the Western Conference semifinals. Mitchell joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only rookies in NBA history to score 20 points each in their first six playoff games. Derrick Favors scored 13 points, including a big jumper with 1:08 to play in the fourth quarter to help the Jazz seal the win. Rudy Gobert added 12 […]

  • Thunder rally from 25-point deficit to beat Jazz in game five

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook had 45 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder back from a 25-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 107-99 Wednesday night. The Thunder fought off elimination, but the Jazz still lead the series 3-2. Paul George played a big role in the Thunder comeback with 34 points. The Jazz led by 15 at halftime, and they extended the lead to 25 points after a 3-point shot […]

  • Utah Jazz win game four in playoff series

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz won big Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 113-96 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder in game four to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the first round NBA playoff series. All five starters scored in double figures for the Jazz. Joe Ingles scored nine of his 20 points in the final 1:43 of the second quarter to help the […]

  • Utah Jazz respond to Oklahoma Thunder star Russell Westbrook’s vow to shut down Ricky Rubio in Game four

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz took a two-to-one lead in its best-of-seven first round playoff series with a 115-102 win over the Oklahoma Thunder Saturday night. Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio led the way, scoring 26 points, dishing out 10 assists and grabbing 11 rebounds. It was the first playoff triple-double by a Jazz player since John Stockton did it back in 2001. Thunder all-star Russell Westbrook was his surly self in a postgame interview. “He made some […]

  • Jazz beat Thunder 102-95 to tie series at 1-1

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Despite concerns Donovan Mitchell would miss Game 2 due to a foot injury, the rookie led the Utah Jazz to victory Wednesday night. Mitchell scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Jazz to a 102-95 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday to even the first round playoff series at one win apiece. That’s pretty remarkable, considering Mitchell was not sure earlier in the day if he would be able […]