John Franchi joins FOX13 as a Multimedia Journalist.
John joined KSTU after four years at KMTR in Eugene, OR where he served as the evening news anchor. In Eugene, John won an Emmy award for his coverage of the Umpqua Community College shooting. Before making the switch to news, John spent more than a decade covering sports.
When he isn’t covering the news, John likes to spend time participating in Crossfit, traveling and watching classic movies. He is also a proud owner of a rescue dog named Zurg. A native of San Francisco, John is a die-hard fan of the Giants, 49ers and Warriors. He says being able to cover the Giants’ win over the Tigers in the 2012 World Series and the inaugural College Football Playoff game were some of the best experiences of his career.


Recent Articles
  • Climbing community mourns death of Utah man on Everest

    SALT LAKE CITY — The climbing community is mourning the loss of a Utah man who died shortly after reaching the summit of Mount Everest. According to the Himalayan Times, Donald Cash died while making his way down the mountain Wednesday. The news was tough for fellow climbers to hear. “Any time you have anything like this in a climb, it just breaks your heart,” said Dave Roskelley, who reached the summit of Mt. Everest in 2013. Roskelley and other […]

  • Utah climber dies while descending from summit of Mount Everest

    KATHMANDU — A climber from Utah died while descending from Mount Everest Wednesday, according to local media. The Himalayan Times reports 55-year-old Donald Lynn Cash of Utah died while descending from the summit. Cash was with a 15-member expedition, the Times reports. He fell or collapsed at the top of the summit early in the morning and his climbing guides brought him to the area below Hillary Step, where he died. “We came to know about his death only after […]

  • Family of missing Utah man holding on to hope after truck found abandoned

    UTAH COUNTY — The family of a missing Goshen man is losing hope their loved one will be found alive. 68-year-old Edward Reynolds hasn’t been heard from since Thursday.  His truck was found abandoned in a remote area of southwest Utah County, outside of Goshen. “If I’m not with people, I am hysterical.  I just want him to be found,” said Shayna Reynolds, Edward’s daughter.  “I have been praying for a miracle.” Search and rescue crews spent most of the day Tuesday looking […]

  • Teen convicted in connection with police officer’s death to be moved to Utah State Prison

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — One of the three teens who pleaded guilty for his role in the death of a West Valley City Police officer in 2016 has been sentenced to serve time in the Utah State Prison. Lawrence Boggs, 16, was 14 at the time of Officer Cody Brotherson’s death. He was in the stolen car that was trying to evade officers when it hit and killed Brotherson. Boggs and the two other teens were prosecuted as juveniles […]

  • Vintage Disney collectibles: priceless or worthless?

    SALT LAKE CITY — The market for Disney collectibles is vast, and it can also be confusing. Some common and classic Disney items you may have are being listed on bidding websites for thousands of dollars. One seller is asking $15,000 for a vintage “Beauty and the Beast” VHS tape. A collector with decades of experience gathering vintage Disney comics and Fantasia memorabilia warns people to beware of those asking prices because mass-produced items just don’t have an allure. “They […]

  • 2 killed in helicopter crash

    ALPINE,  Utah — Two people were killed in a helicopter crash in rugged, mountainous terrain north of Alpine, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The wreckage of the helicopter was found Friday about halfway between Schoolhouse Springs Trailhead and Lone Peak, an image tweeted by Utah County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Spencer Cannon showed. Cannon announced Saturday afternoon that the occupants’ bodies were recovered and identified. Their names will not be released until Sunday at the earliest after police have told […]

  • Turning Disney into dollars: old memorabilia going for big bucks online

    SALT LAKE CITY — The market for Disney collectibles is vast, and it can also be confusing. Some common and classic Disney items you may have are being listed on bidding websites for thousands of dollars. We found a post for a “Beauty and the Beast” VHS tape asking for $15,000. A collector with decades of experience gathering vintage Disney comics and “Fantasia” memorabilia warned people to beware of those asking prices because those mass-produced items just don’t have an […]

  • Truck crashes through Kearns sound barrier wall

    KEARNS, Utah — A Kearns family has a big mess in their yard tonight after a truck crashed through a sound barrier last night and took off. Now, James Chipp and his wife are trying to figure out who will replace the wall. Chipp said investigators found the bumper of the truck and some sheetrock tools at the scene and he hopes police can find whoever did this. “It does affect me,” he said. “I have to put up a […]

  • Utah boy gets mumps despite vaccination

    HEBER CITY, Utah — A family is warning others after their son fell ill with the mumps virus, despite being up to date on his immunizations. “I would consider this the worst sickness I’ve had,” said 11-year-old Finn Price. The fifth grader was sick last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. “My jaw really, really hurt,” Finn said. “Chewing a lot of harder, crunchy foods was out of the question. The fever didn’t help at all.” At first, doctors didn’t diagnose Finn […]

  • Man caught on video taking gumball machine from Utah hospital

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police are on the lookout for a gumball bandit. Surveillance video caught a man driving up to the front window of the Copper View Medical Center early Monday morning. The footage shows the suspect getting out of his car, smashing a window, and then pulling the giant gumball machine out of the lobby.  That was the only item the person took. Dr. Mary Tipton of Copper View Medical Center said the machine is worth about $1,000. […]

  • Woman narrowly escapes metal beam through windshield

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A near miss on Interstate 15 left a driver rattled and thankful to be alive. Nicci Sanders was headed north toward Ogden Monday morning when she noticed an object flying toward her car. “Everything happened in slow motion,” Sanders recalled.  “I saw the beam coming lengthwise at me and just thought, ‘I am going to die.  I am going to die.’” Sanders had just seconds to react. “I really didn’t know what to do other than to try […]

  • Pair of cougar sightings in Tooele prompt warning from police

    TOOELE, Utah — Police are warning Tooele residents to be on the lookout after a pair of cougar sightings. According to a Facebook post from the Tooele City Police Department, one was reported Saturday in the area of Tahoe St. and Ontario St.  The other was spotted walking in a ravine behind Sterling Elementary on Sunday. In both instances, officers patrolled the area but did not find the animal. Residents who live in one of the areas were not shocked […]

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