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
  • Mitchell reacts to new NBA measurements

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s good to be tall in the NBA. But this season, some players are listed smaller than they were in the past. “I mean, I knew I was always 6’1″,” Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell said. “I didn’t want to tell anybody that or admit it publicly.” The NBA released the official heights and weights of each player measured in their socks with their sneakers off. Mitchell went from 6’3″ to 6’1″. “I jump higher, so […]

  • Utah Jazz and Joe Ingles sign 1-year, $14 million contract extension

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz have signed an extension to Joe Ingles’ contract, the team announced Monday. ESPN reports the extension is for one year and $14 million. The forward’s contract, which was still active for two more seasons, will now go through the 2021-22 season. Ingles is entering his sixth NBA season and his sixth with Utah — the second-longest tenured player on the current roster behind Rudy Gobert. He has played 406 games and started in […]

  • O’Neale and other Jazz players go bowling with community

    SALT LAKE CITY — A lucky group of bowlers got to spend the evening with some Utah Jazz stars Tuesday. Jazz forward Royce O’Neale hosted the third annual Strikes for Kids Utah Bowling Classic at Fat Cats Entertainment Center. Around 70 kids from local Boys and Girls Clubs were invited to play unlimited arcade games and minigolf, eat pizza with friends and the players, and were given backpacks. O’Neale also announced he would bee donating 100 “Frozen 2” movie tickets […]

  • 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 […]

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