Lauren Handley is a Multi-Media Journalist who joined Fox 13 News in February 2017.

Lauren is a Philadelphia native who earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is also pursuing a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

Lauren’s first reporting job was at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania where she specialized in covering crime and public affairs. When she is not covering news or watching news, Lauren enjoys “binging” on Netflix shows, taking-in live music, and trying to win the affection of her prima donna cat, Nova.

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Recent Articles
  • ‘Speak out, opt out, throw out’: campaign aims to reduce opioid abuse in Utah County

    UTAH COUNTY — The “Use Only as Directed” campaign is underway at 11 different health care locations across Utah County. Posters line the doors, walls, tables, trash cans, and floors—reminding people of the risk of addiction. “Our goal is to reduce the number of acute tablets prescribed for pain at 40 percent. This represents—this is an astonishing number—more than 5 million tablets annually,” said Utah Valley Hospital Administrator for Intermountain Healthcare Kevin Brooks, MHA. Their plan is three-pronged: speak out, […]

  • Baby goats found after going missing in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY – Six baby goats, born less than three weeks ago, were found after going missing from Cross E Ranch just north of Salt Lake City Sunday night. Monday evening a woman called the ranch, and said that she had found the six baby goats in her yard. The woman knew the baby goats were missing after watching Fox 13’s story. Ranch co-owner Dalon Hinckley said he noticed something off when he went to work Monday morning. One […]

  • Tooele serial leash cutter causes dog to escape, get hit by car

    TOOELE, Utah – An odd crime is happening in Tooele. Multiple residents posted on social media stating someone keeps coming into their yards and cutting the chains or leads they use to keep their dogs on their properties. One of those dog owners is Michelle Jaynes. She said her dog, Sorenson, needs to be chained up whenever outside without supervision or else her dog will wiggle her way through their fence. Since October, someone has cut Sorenson’s chain four times. […]

  • SLC Police seek driver after man injured in hit-and-run crash

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police responded to a hit and run incident Sunday morning after receiving a call from bystanders who heard the crash. When Salt Lake City Police arrived around 7:00 a.m. they found the male pedestrian on the road at 500 East and Harvard Avenue with “pretty significant injuries.” Officers say a white sedan of an unknown make and model struck the victim while traveling northbound then sped off. So far they have been unable to locate the […]

  • Drunk Tank Taxi returns to Orem to keep folks safe on Super Bowl Sunday

    OREM, Utah — Orem Police are bringing the Drunk Tank Taxi back to town Sunday to help Super Bowl revelers stay safe. The Drunk Tank Taxi debuted in Orem during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, and the idea is to offer folks who have been drinking a safe ride home. According to a post on the Orem Police Department’s Facebook page, the Drunk Tank Taxi will provide groups with a ride home after the game ends. Rides will be available […]

  • Good Samaritan with concealed firearm comes to rescue of Utah police officer during assault

    SPRINGVILLE, Utah — A man is in custody after assaulting a Springville police officer Friday afternoon, and a good Samaritan with a concealed firearm helped end the attack. Just before 2 p.m., an officer spotted a pair of feet dangling from a Tabitha’s Way donation bin along Main Street in Springville. He pulled over and asked the person to get out of the bin. That person was Paul Douglas Anderson. Anderson eventually got out of the bin, leaving clothes and […]

  • Police reports reveal events leading up to triple deadly shooting in Sandy

    SANDY, Utah — The Sandy Police Department has released police reports revealing what happened in the days leading up to a shooting that resulted in three deaths. The report states before Jeremy Patterson shot Memorez Rackley, her children and then himself, he told multiple people of his plans to kill them all. “We all wish we could have done more. Even if you were one of the bystanders that witnessed it. Everybody’s heart was torn out in this case,” said […]

  • Zoo releases latest information on search for cat ‘Mushu’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Hogle Zoo has provided an update on “Mushu,” the eight-pound Pallas’ cat who disappeared from his enclosure Sunday. A security camera with night vision captured a photo of 10-month-old Mushu, “just where we thought he was – close to home, in the maintenance area,” the zoo said. Crews are continuing to try to recapture Mushu.  Zookeepers said he typically comes out during dawn and dusk, so they plan to take more action Monday night, with more live box traps […]

  • Hogle Zoo working to locate, contain missing Pallas’ cat

    SALT LAKE CITY — Staff at Hogle Zoo are working to locate and contain a small Pallas’ cat found to be missing by zookeepers Sunday morning. According to a press release from Hogle Zoo, Mushu the 10-month-old Pallas’ cat is not dangerous and the zoo remains open. The cat weights about eight pounds. Pallas’ cats are extremely elusive, according to the release, and zoo keepers noted the cat was missing from its outside habitat Sunday around 8 a.m. as they […]

  • Man dead, adult son in custody after stabbing in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man is dead and his adult son is in custody after a stabbing in Salt Lake City Saturday. The incident occurred near 1700 South 700 East, and Fox 13 News first heard report of the incident around 1:20 p.m. Lt. Victor Siebeneck, Salt Lake City Police, said a 54-year-old man was killed during an argument with his adult son. The son has been taken into custody. Police have not yet released the name of the […]

  • Utahns react to latest DACA proposal

    SALT LAKE CITY — In Utah, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has allowed more than 9,700 young people to pass background checks, then live and work legally in the United States. President Donald Trump’s latest deal for DACA is raising concern with some Utahns. “What we need to do is to integrate instead of making barriers, so definitely it may sound like a compromise, but it’s not what is needed for all of us here in the United States,” […]

  • Victim speaks after three arrested for robbery spree in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Three young adults are all behind bars after they are accused of a robbery spree in Salt Lake City late Wednesday. Police said David Montoya, 20, Cameron Dallas, 18, and Kira Smith, 18, got in a car Wednesday after 10 p.m. and drove to 50 South 300 East, where they pulled a gun on their first victim. “Our first victim was actually just carrying groceries home and they stole her groceries from her,” said Detective Keith […]