Spencer Burt joined the FOX 13 team in May 2019 as a Digital Content Producer immediately after graduating from Utah State University where he studied journalism and public relations.
He has a background in print and digital journalism — he was an intern reporter at Deseret News in 2018 and was a staff news writer and copy editor for The Utah Statesman, USU’s student-run newspaper and site.
He loves being the person behind the scenes of fox13now.com and on the station’s various social media outlets and enjoys writing his own stories as well!
Spencer grew up in Logan and graduated from Logan High School. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 2012-2014 in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
KAYSVILLE, Utah — A man is facing sexual battery charges after police say he inappropriately touched multiple young girls at a high school football game. Tyler Johnson Williams, 24, is accused of grabbing girls and asking them inappropriate questions at a Davis High School football game on Friday. Two of the girls told their parents, who then told the school resource officer there, the arrest record states. One of the girls told the officer that Williams grabbed her rear end […]
SALT LAKE CITY — An FBI task force aimed at catching child predators announced on Tuesday that they’ve made 30 arrests recently, as part of an operation to crack down on child exploitation. The FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, made up of partners from several different state and local agencies, released the results of a joint operation carried out in October. All of those arrested are men from ages 19 to 65. Some of them have previous charges for for […]
UPDATE: West Valley City Police have announced that Brisa was found safe and returned home. WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police are searching for a 12-year-old girl who they say is missing and possibly at risk. Brisa Ramirez was last seen at Kennedy Jr. High on Tuesday, wearing dark pants and a dark “Kennedy Jr.” sweatshirt. Police say she is in need of medication. Call West Valley City Police at 801-840-4000 with any information on her whereabouts.
AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident Monday night in American Fork that left a pedestrian dead. American Fork Police responded to reports of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle near 300 E. Main St. at about 8 p.m. Upon arrival, emergency responders found the pedestrian had died and the vehicle had left the scene. “This street is dark so it is possible the driver did not realize they hit a pedestrian,” a statement from the police […]
BRIGHTON, Utah — Utah’s ski and snowboard season officially begins Tuesday. Brighton Resort announced it will begin running two lifts — the “Majestic” and “Explorer” — seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Tuesday. It will be the first ski resort in the state to open this season. “In spite of less than ideal pre-season conditions, Brighton was able to make enough snow to provide adequate coverage around our base area,” Brighton’s Jared Winkler said. Brighton […]
ROY, Utah — A small plane crashed on the side of Interstate 15 Sunday afternoon, sending both occupants on board to the hospital. Around 3:30 p.m., a single-engine Piper Cherokee crashed between I-15 and I-84, according to Federal Aviation Administration officials. There were two male occupants on board the plane and were both seriously injured. One was flown to the hospital and one was transported by ground ambulance. Police believe their injuries are not life-threatening and that they may have […]
GRAND COUNTY, Utah — Grand County Search and Rescue responded twice in 24 hours to the same place to rescue fallen rock climbers on Thursday and Friday. Two climbers fell while climbing routes on “Sister Superior,” a sandstone summit near Moab. Both were taken by medical helicopter from a narrow ridge at the base of a vertical sandstone wall. One was able to walk to a waiting helicopter, and the other had to be lowered to an area accessible to […]
MOAB, Utah — Visitor centers in southeastern Utah’s national parks and monuments will have reduced hours through the holiday season. In a press release, the parks announced their new hours that visitors’ centers will be open. Arches Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed only on Dec. 25. The Needles Visitor Center at Canyonlands National Park will only open for a half-day on Nov. 28, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will close […]
SPANISH FORK, Utah — Eleven people involved in a crash between a passenger van and a minivan were taken to the hospital Tuesday evening. According to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street, the passenger van was eastbound on U.S. Highway 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon when the driver attempted to make a U-turn. They collided with the eastbound minivan. All 10 people in the passenger van were taken to an area hospital, some of them teens, Street said. One of […]
PROVO, Utah — A Provo woman was arrested after police say she failed to return a child she babysat to his family for nearly a whole day. Jordana Nicole Murray, 37, was babysitting the 7-year-old son of a friend over the weekend and was meant to return him to his family on Sunday night. After Murray did not show up to bring the boy back, Provo Police began a search for the pair on Sunday night through Monday. Police say […]
STANSBURY PARK, Utah — A man was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he fired gunshots outside a gym and pointed a gun at one of the patrons. According to the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, people inside Anytime Fitness in Stansbury Park heard gunshots outside the building around 4:40 a.m. Lance Milner, 34, then reportedly pointed a handgun at a person inside, who disarmed Milner. An off-duty deputy was arriving at the gym at the same time and took Milner […]
WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police have released the names of two men who died from gunshot wounds Sunday night in West Jordan. West Jordan Police announced Monday that the two men were Terence Neilsen, 29, of Alabama and Anthony Dawson, 29, of Utah. “This is an ongoing investigation and there are no further details at this time,” the announcement read. At about 5:45 p.m., two male victims were shot in the garage of a home near 7100 South and 1500 […]