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
  • Utah school district concerned about ‘pattern of grooming’ after teacher charged with abuse

    SALT LAKE CITY — A former teacher has been charged with one count of child abuse and has resigned his position after police say he sent inappropriate messages to a teen student. Brian Gene Fries taught social studies at Bennion Jr. High School and is charged with one count of child abuse as class A misdemeanor. Police say a 15-year-old student reported that Fries, who is one of her teachers, had been texting her between March 28 and September 13 […]

  • Judge dismisses Mia Love’s lawsuit to stop ballot counting in Salt Lake County

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Republican incumbent Congresswoman Mia Love seeking to block the counting of ballots in Salt Lake County. In a ruling handed down Friday, 3rd District Court Judge James Gardner rejected Love’s request to challenge signature verification being done on ballots by the Salt Lake County Clerk. He said she could not point to a right allowed under Utah law enabling her to do so. “The Love Parties failed to […]

  • It takes 20 people to extract three teeth from 4,000 pound ‘Princess’ at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

    SALT LAKE CITY — A team of up to 20 people worked together to extract three teeth from Princess, a 39-year-old white rhino at Hogle Zoo. Zoo staff noticed several months ago that Princess was having problems with eating and excessive drooling, and because they suspected dental disease they contacted experts in that field. “Working with animals is like caring for a family member,” said rhino keeper Lauren LeCoque. “We know their behaviors and personalities. We’d been monitoring her drooling […]

  • Authorities say ponzi scheme at Rust Rare Coin in Utah took hundreds of victims for $170 million

    SALT LAKE CITY — Authorities have filed a civil enforcement action against Rust Rare Coin and its owner after they say a ponzi scheme defrauded hundreds of people out of $170 million over several years. In a press release issued Friday morning, Gaylen Dean Rust and Rust Rare Coin, Inc. of Layton and Salt Lake City are accused of defrauding at least 200 people from Utah and at least 16 other states. The scheme netted at least $170 million since […]

  • Firefighters remind residents to clean, inspect chimneys after house fire in Cottonwood Heights

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Firefighters are reminding Utahns to inspect and clean their chimneys after a family was displaced in a house fire in Cottonwood Heights. The fire began at a home in the area of 7800 South and 3100 East around 1:30 a.m. Unified Fire Authority crews extinguished the blaze and said it was contained largely to the attic area of the home. No injuries were reported, but the family inside was displaced. Matthew McFarland of the Unified Fire […]

  • Wrong-way driver arrested for DUI after video shows near miss on I-215 in Murray

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A man was arrested for DUI Friday morning, and a dash cam on a Fox 13 vehicle captured a near miss as he drove the wrong way on I-215. Fox 13’s Arron Healy was traveling eastbound on I-215 on his way to cover a fire in Cottonwood Heights when he spotted the wrong-way driver coming directly toward him. He pulled to the right side of the road and called 911, which troopers said was the […]

  • Ben McAdams lead over Mia Love shrinks to 0.4 percent

    SALT LAKE CITY — Ben McAdams is holding on to a razor-thin lead over Republican incumbent Congresswoman Mia Love in the race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. McAdams is now just 1,002 votes ahead of Love — a mere 0.4 percent — after updated numbers were released Thursday afternoon. Utah County released updated numbers after tallying roughly 50,000 votes Tuesday. Salt Lake County released an additional 17,000 votes and Sanpete County canvassed its election, meaning their election results were final. […]

  • Crews respond to fire at abandoned home in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Crews responded to a fire in a boarded-up home in Salt Lake City Thursday morning. Salt Lake City Fire responded to the home in the area of 300 South and 700 East. Fox 13 News first heard report of the fire around 6:30 a.m. The Salt Lake City Fire Department said on their Facebook page that crews found the fire in the basement of the house, and the house was unoccupied. Fox 13 News will update […]

  • U of U Police issue campus alert about person of interest in fatal stabbing

    SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah Police issued an alert Wednesday night after a person of interest in a fatal stabbing was spotted on campus earlier that morning. Salt Lake City Police asked the public for help locating 31-year-old Kidus Chane Yohannes, saying they want to speak to him regarding a fatal stabbing that occurred November 8 near 477 North and 300 West. Yohannes is not a suspect but rather a person of interest in the case. Later Wednesday […]

  • Trio of suspects in Moab homicide extradited from Arizona

    MOAB, Utah — Three men arrested in connection with a homicide in Moab have been extradited from Arizona to Utah. According to a press release from the Moab Police Department, all three are suspects in the death of 30-year-old Edgar Luna Najera are back in Utah as of Thursday. Najera was found shot to death in a Moab neighborhood at the end of October. Earlier this month, the three men were apprehended by Navajo Nation Police and Arizona authorities after a […]

  • ‘Why is this taking so long?’: Utah’s Lt. Gov. addresses complaints about election efficiency

    SALT LAKE CITY — More than one week after Election Day many Utahns are eager to learn the official results, particularly in the hotly-contested race for Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox addressed some of the concerns and frequently asked questions about the process in a sometimes tongue-in-cheek essay posted late Wednesday night. “‘Why is this taking so long’ and Other Election Musings” begins with a bit of an “I told you so” from Cox, as he references […]

  • Remains of Maj. Brent Taylor arrive in Utah ahead of weekend memorial services

    SALT LAKE CITY – The remains of Major Brent Taylor, who also served as the mayor of North Ogden, have returned to Utah after Taylor was killed during a deployment in Afghanistan. The Utah National Guard oversaw the dignified transfer of the casket and a procession will take Taylor to a mortuary in North Ogden. A public viewing is scheduled for Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Salt Lake Air Base. A public funeral will be held Saturday […]