As a digital content producer, Spencer Burt writes local breaking news and manages content for FOX 13’s website and social media channels.
Spencer joined the FOX 13 team in May 2019 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 website.
He loves being the person behind the scenes of fox13now.com and the station’s various social media outlets. He likes to dig into complex local news stories and write them in a comprehensive, understandable way.
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.
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police have a suspect in custody after a Hunter High School student was abducted while walking home from school, police say. The Granite School District earlier Monday evening urged families in West Valley City to be extra cautious after a Hunter High School student was abducted. “Earlier this evening, we received a troubling report that a female student who attends Hunter High was abducted near her home. After she escaped from her abductor, she was […]
LOGAN, Utah — One woman was killed Monday afternoon in a car crash, according to Logan City Police. At about 1 p.m., police say a car southbound on 1000 West turned left onto 1000 South and collided with a northbound SUV. An elderly female passenger in the car died as a result, and the driver — an elderly man — was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Those in the SUV did not sustain life-threatening injuries. […]
RIVERDALE, Utah — Two cadets at the Utah Military Academy have died from influenza, an academy staff member told FOX 13 Saturday. One student died Friday and a second died Saturday morning, and they had different strains of the flu, according to the source. The two cadets were honored Saturday evening at the JROTC Military Ball on Weber State University’s campus, attended by more than 100 cadets in 9-12th grade. The academy is a free public charter school for students […]
HONEYVILLE, Utah — A woman died Saturday at Crystal Hot Springs after witnesses say she was “struggling” in one of the pools and possibly drowned. According to an announcement from the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office, a report came in that a woman had possibly drowned at the swimming and hot spring area in Honeyville around 3 p.m. Witnesses said she was swimming in the large pool when they noticed she was struggling. She was pulled from the pool and […]
HOLLADAY, Utah — Two people were killed Friday afternoon after a driver went the wrong direction on Interstate 215. UHP told FOX 13 that an 80-year-old driver traveling south entered the freeway on a northbound exit ramp near 4000 South. She continued southbound in northbound lanes, then westbound in eastbound lanes. She then clipped two eastbound vehicles before colliding head-on with an eastbound car near 2000 East. A woman in her 20s in the eastbound car was killed. The 80-year-old […]
UPDATE: Bountiful Police have announced he has been located. Original story: BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Police are searching for a missing man who they say may be endangered and aggressive. Jake Pond, 28, was last seen Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Bountiful wearing a gray jacket with an Adidas logo (pictured). He is 5’7″, 180 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He may have been in the area of 230 West and 2450 South on Thursday. Police say he could […]
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Council selected a replacement Tuesday for former councilwoman Erin Mendenhall, who was sworn in as the city’s new mayor earlier this month. Council members chose Darin Masao Mano to fill Mendenhall’s vacant seat in District 5, which encompasses Ballpark, Central Ninth, East Liberty Park and Liberty Wells neighborhoods. According to an announcement from the city, Mano was one of 28 candidates who applied for the position. Mano is an assistant professor of […]
GRANTSVILLE, Utah — Police have released the names of the five family members who were shot Friday night in Grantsville, four of whom were killed. Grantsville Police held a press conference Monday afternoon, where they said the victims are members of the Haynie family. The father, 50-year-old Colin Haynie, was shot, wounded, taken to the hospital and has been released. The mother, 52-year-old Consuelo Alejandra Haynie, was shot and killed, along with three of their children: Alexis, 15, Matthew, 14, […]
FARMINGTON, Utah — Police have released the name of the 18-year-old who died Saturday as a result of an avalanche. Chase Adams was snowmobiling in Farmington Canyon with his father Ben Adams when an avalanche was triggered. Chase and his snowmobile were immediately buried. He was wearing an avalanche beacon and deployed the airbag in his backpack, but it did not deploy and the Davis County Sheriff’s Office said it was punctured during the recovery. Adams and his snowmobile were […]
GRANTSVILLE, Utah — Police are investigating a shooting in Grantsville that left four people dead and one injured Friday night. Police say the shooting occurred at about 7 p.m. on Eastmoor between Main Street and 130 South. They were told there might be bodies inside the home when they arrived. Once they were on scene, they found the four deceased, including three juveniles and an adult female. The fifth individual who was shot — an adult male — was taken […]
UPDATE: The 18-year-old snowmobiler has died, according to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office. FARMINGTON, Utah — An 18-year-old man was flown to the hospital Saturday afternoon after being buried in an avalanche for more than 30 minutes. According to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, an avalanche occurred at about 1:30 p.m. and buried the teen, who was snowmobiling with his father in Farmington Canyon. The father called 911, and search and rescue crews were able to locate him after about […]
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — One woman is dead as a result of a crash between a passenger car and a semi-trailer truck Tuesday afternoon in Washington County. On Wednesday, the Utah Highway Patrol identified the victim as 30-year-old Alyssa S. Jenkins of Santa Clara. The crash occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on State Route 18 near milepost 16, just outside Dammeron Valley (about 17 miles north of St. George). According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the car was northbound, drifted […]