Mark is a nomad at heart, having moved more than 20 times in 26 years. Before becoming a Web Content Producer at Fox 13, Mark worked as a writer on Senator Orrin Hatch’s reelection campaign, a surgical assistant, a legal aide, a door-to-door sales rep and the fastest hands a movie theater’s concession stand had ever seen.


Recent Articles
  • Wanda Barzee, convicted in kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, released from Utah State Prison

    DRAPER, Utah — Wanda Barzee, convicted for helping Brian David Mitchell kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Salt Lake City in 2002, has been released from the Utah State Prison. The Utah Department of Corrections confirmed just after 8 a.m. Wednesday that Barzee has been released, but did not provide any further details. She quietly left the prison where a large number of news media cameras had gathered in hopes of getting images of her release. Barzee is already on the Utah […]

  • Police release body cam footage from foot pursuit that led to fugitive killing himself in downtown SLC

    SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police released body camera footage Wednesday that shows a foot pursuit that led to a fugitive taking his own life September 5 near Pioneer Park. Michael Zahn, 35, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after he fled from police that day.  “No rounds from an officer caused harm or injury to the suspect,” said Salt Lake City Police Department Captain, Ty Farillas. “These are the facts as we know them today,” Farillas […]

  • Police investigating after man found dead in Murray

    MURRAY, Utah — Police are investigating after a man was found dead in Murray Wednesday morning. Officer Kenny Bass with Murray Police said an officer located a body in the area of 500 West and Winchester Street. Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident around 8 a.m. Police say the man was located near the I-15 overpass off of Winchester Street. Bass said they did not find any ID or other means of immediately identifying the person. A […]

  • Smith’s helps feed hungry Utahns on Make a Difference Day

    Smith’s Food and Drug is working with the Utah Food Bank to fight hunger on Make a Difference Day. Smith’s locations around Utah are hosting Make a Difference Day Tuesday, and hundreds of employees will be volunteering more than 1,000 hours and stuffing food bags to help feed Utahns in need. Fox 13’s Big Budah was at one Smith’s location to learn more about the effort and check in on the volunteer work, see the videos above for details. You […]

  • Wildfire Smoke Advisory issued for Utah County as crews battle blaze on nearly 70,000 acres

    UTAH COUNTY — The Utah County Health Department has issued a Wildfire Smoke Advisory Friday amid increased particulates from a pair of fires that have merged into one massive blaze. As of Friday morning, the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires are burning on a combined 68,347 acres, and hundreds of people have been evacuated.  The health department says “If visibility is less than five miles in smoke in your neighborhood, smoke has reached levels that are unhealthy.” The health […]

  • Wildfire threatening homes in Utah County a top priority as blaze grows to 68,500 acres

    UPDATE: The Utah County Commission stated that it plans to submit a “Crisis Declaration” Saturday morning as the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires continue to grow. “Utah County will be submitting a crisis declaration Saturday morning,” the commission wrote. “Elected officials and fire officials will be providing additional comment and updates to the media regarding this declaration at approximately 10:45 am at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds.” Story continues below: UTAH COUNTY — US 6 is open again Friday morning, but […]

  • Elizabeth Smart speaks about upcoming release of kidnapper Wanda Barzee

    SALT LAKE CITY — Elizabeth Smart spoke out Thursday regarding the unexpectedly early release of Wanda Barzee, who helped Brian David Mitchell kidnap Smart. Wanda Barzee will be released from the Utah State Prison on September 19, several years before it was anticipated she would be eligible for release. The development comes after the Utah State Board of Pardons realized they would have to give Barzee credit for time served in the federal system. Barzee served time in both the […]

  • DA says Granite School District Police officer was legally justified in shooting teen suspect after being hit by car

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — The Salt Lake County District Attorney has determined a Granite School District police officer who shot a teen suspect after being hit by his car was legally justified in his use of force. Sim Gill released a letter detailing his findings Thursday regarding the March 20 shooting. The letter states things began when Officer Jonathan Sidhu of Granite Police was on patrol near Hunter High School and spotted several juveniles who were smoking marijuana in […]

  • Police identify suspects, victim in fatal shooting inside West Jordan restaurant

    WEST JORDAN,  Utah — Three people are in police custody after authorities say a man was shot and killed in a targeted crime at a restaurant in West Jordan early Thursday morning. Later Thursday police identified the victim as 20-year-old Noe Armijo-Luna of Midvale. Two of the three suspects have been identified. Police say 18-year-old Jonathan Hunt of Murray is the suspected gunman, and 22-year-old Jayden Olsen of Murray has also been arrested. Police have also detained a 17-year-old girl […]

  • Bull visits Main Street in Tooele after escaping veterinarian’s office

    TOOELE, Utah — A bull was free to run the streets of Tooele Thursday after escaping from a vet’s office. Photos and video shot by Louise Sanchez showed the animal near a Walmart in Tooele, 99 West and 1280 North, around 10:40 a.m. Sgt. Jeremy Hansen with Tooele City said the bull got loose from a veterinarian’s office and made its way onto Main Street. Police officers and the vet were able to round the animal up and get him […]

  • Minor injuries after small airplane crashes during takeoff in Spanish Fork

    SPANISH FORK, Utah — Two people suffered minor injuries after a small aircraft crashed during takeoff at the Spanish Fork Airport Thursday morning. Spanish Fork Police responded to the airport, 2050 North 300 West around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, where a Piper Cherokee PA 28 had crashed during takeoff. According to police, an instructor was flying the plane while a student pilot rode as a passenger. During takeoff the plane become airborne, and then it veered to the right for an […]

  • Officers sickened by drug lab materials while responding to burglary call in Cottonwood Heights

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Two officers were sickened Wednesday when a call about a burglary led to a bust at a suspected drug lab in Cottonwood Heights Wednesday morning. Sgt. Dan Bartlett of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department said things began with a call about a burglary near 1200 East Waterside Cove, and when officers arrived they found the suspects in the parking lot. Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident just before 5:30 a.m. Bartlett said those […]