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
  • 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 […]

  • BYU wins season opener at Arizona

    TUSCON, Ariz. — Squally ran for three touchdown and 98 yards to help BYU beat Arizona 28-23 on Saturday night in Tucson. Its a huge season-opening win for the Cougars after a 4-9 record last season. BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum threw for 209 yards and a touchdown to Matt Bushman in a 21-point third quarter for the Cougars. BYU’s defense played well against Arizona quarterback Khalil Tate, holding the Heisman hopeful to just 197 yards passing and just 14 rushing […]

  • Utes spot Wildcats 10 points, then score 41 straight in win at Rice-Eccles Stadium

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley threw four touchdown pass in the Utes 41-10 win over Weber State Thursday night, but it was not a great start for the Utes. The Wildcats turned two Utah turnovers into a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, capped by a touchdown run by quarterback Kaden Jenks. It was all Utah after that. Zack Moss ran for 150 yards, including an 86-yard touchdown run, the fourth-longest in school history, in the […]

  • 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 […]