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
  • Remembering lives lost at German National Day of Remembrance

    SALT LAKE CITY — Sunday was a solemn day for many Americans with German heritage. Dozens gathered at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery to hear a message of peace on German National Day of Remembrance, honoring lives lost during wars.

  • Utah’s first breast milk lab now open

    SALT LAKE CITY — Families with newborns in the NICU have a new resource to provide nutrition to their babies. In October, the Mountain West Mothers Milk Bank received its accreditation, allowing the facility to not only collect milk, but to process it, too. “By having it local, we can get it out just quicker,” said Elizabeth Smith, the milk bank’s board chair. Before this facility opened, milk donated in Utah went through a long process before being pasteurized. It […]

  • Surveillance video shows woman run over by UPD Patrol Car

    SALT LAKE CITY — The family of a woman who was killed after being run over by a Unified Police patrol car, is suing the department, the officer and several others involved in the incident. On March 5, officers were called to a welfare check in a Millcreek strip mall after a person was seen sleeping in the parking lot. The person was 23-year-old Cindreia Europe. One of the responding officers didn’t see Cindreia and ran over the young woman. […]

  • Raw unedited surveillance video shows woman run over by UPD Patrol Car

    Warning:  Graphic Content. SALT LAKE CITY — The family of a woman who was killed after being run over by a Unified Police patrol car, is suing the department, the officer and several others involved in the incident. On March 5, officers were called to a welfare check in a Millcreek strip mall after a person was seen sleeping in the parking lot. The person was 23-year-old Cindreia Europe. One of the responding officers didn’t see Cindreia and ran over […]

  • Man caught on camera taking purse from car outside Roy daycare

    ROY, Utah — A family lost nearly $1,000 after a brazen theft that was caught on camera. Surveillance video from outside a daycare facility shows Ashley Brown arriving with her five children, just after sunrise on Monday morning. A man is then seen lurking in the background in a white pickup. After the family goes inside the building, he takes the opportunity to walk up to the car, open the door, take Brown’s purse, and then take off. “I couldn’t […]

  • Your Lying Eyes: Utah company develops technology to weed out liars

    LEHI, Utah — Cutting edge technology just might be able to read your mind. Converus, based out of Lehi, has developed a product called Eye Detect. The company claims it is one of the most accurate credibility assessments or lie detector tests on the market. “We are 86 to 90 percent accurate,” said Todd Mickelsen, the President and CEO of Converus. The science for the test was developed at the University of Utah. Converus used that technology to create Eye […]

  • Utah veterans head to D.C. on ‘Honor Flight’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Dozens of Utah’s military veterans are finally getting the recognition they deserve. 48 veterans boarded the Utah Honor Flight at Salt Lake City International Airport Sunday morning. The two-day trip will take them to Washington, D.C. to visit museums, monuments and memorials. “I am overwhelmed,” said Chad Badham, a veteran of the United States Navy who served in the Vietnam War. Most of the veterans on this Honor Flight served in Vietnam. They remember feeling the […]

  • Arrest made in connection with slain American family in Mexico

    TUCSON, Ariz. – Authorities have made an arrest in connection with an attack in Mexico that left nine women and children dead and five other children injured. Nine women and children were killed when a trio of SUVs were attacked as the families traveled from their homes in Mexico to other destinations. According to a Facebook post from Mexican law enforcement, one person was arrested Tuesday—possibly in connection to this attack. The arresting agency said the person was found with […]

  • Family, fans, teammates and NAACP respond to ‘racist,’ ‘disturbing’ tweet directed at Utah QB Tyler Huntley

    SALT LAKE CITY — Friends, family, teammates and even the NAACP jumped to University of Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley’s defense after a Twitter user attempted to insult his intelligence. “Letting Tyler Huntley do a post game interview on national television is not a good look for the quality of a Utah education…” the man wrote after Utah’s comeback win against the University of Washington on Saturday. Huntley’s mom responded, saying: I usually don’t post but this is very inappropriate. If […]

  • Families with Utah ties killed in ambush in Mexico

    MEXICO — Family members say at least nine people with ties to Utah were murdered near their home in Sonora, Mexico. A video posted on Facebook shows a burned car with several bullet holes. A man off-camera is heard saying, “This is for the record. Nita and four of my grandchildren were burnt and shot up.” Three cars were apparently attacked on a dirt road. Each car was driven by a mother, with their children as the passengers. “One of […]

  • Funeral procession held in SLC for 3.2 percent beer

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hundreds of people gathered outside Vivint Smart Home Arena for a unique funeral. As Utah prepares to eliminate 3.2 beer from grocery store shelves on November 1, some special guests trotted into town to help Utah beer drinkers say goodbye. The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales led a funeral procession from the arena to some downtown bars. Those who attended the event are not sad to see the old, lighter brews go. “It’s been a good run, but […]

  • Lone Peak Fire District helps battle California fire

    SALT LAKE CITY — First responders from Utah have traveled to California to assist in battling wildfires. One crew from the Lone Peak Fire District in Utah County arrived on the scene of the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County on Sunday. “Every time we come to California, I am amazed at the destruction these wildfires cause,” said Chris Willden of the Lone Peak Fire District when reached by Skype. “I plan on coming here at least twice per year.” Willden […]

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