Dora Scheidell joined Fox13 in September 2015 as a weekend anchor and reporter.
Before joining the Fox13 team, she worked as the weekend anchor and multimedia journalist at CNYCentral in Syracuse NY. Before moving to the East Coast, Dora was a multimedia journalist at KRNV News 4 in Reno, Nevada. She was a one woman band: writing, shooting, editing, and reporting. Before moving in front of the camera, Dora spent a year producing the 5pm news at KRNV. She also worked as an assignment editor and a writer in San Diego after graduating with a Communications degree from the University of California, San Diego.
Dora chose a career in journalism because of her insatiable curiosity about people, a desire to learn new things, and a need to connect with others.
After three years in snowy Syracuse, she’s thrilled to be living closer to her family and friends in California.
Already blown away by the natural beauty in Salt Lake City, Dora is excited to explore all that Utah has to offer and hopes to learn how to ski this winter.
Being new to the area, Dora is always looking to meet new people and share their stories. Feel free to contact her anytime at

Recent Articles
  • Take a first look at the 5,600-acre Mayflower Mountain Resort

    WASATCH COUNTY,  Utah — We’re getting our first look at a new massive mountain resort which will be located near the Jordanelle Reservoir. The Mayflower property which was purchased by Extell Development in November 2017 will be just over 5,600 acres with special accommodations for members of the military. Located just west of the Mayflower exit off of Highway 40, the Mayflower Mountain Resort will be a massive eastern portal of Deer Valley. “Just to put that in reference, it`s […]

  • Teen gunshot survivor gives out gun locks at Cache County Fair

    CACHE COUNTY, Utah — Almost two and a half years after she was shot in the back of the head in a Smithfield canal, Deserae Turner and her family are working to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. The Turners are giving away free gun locks at the Cache County Fair to promote safe gun use in their community. “Can I ask you a question?” Turner said to a young child at the fair. “What do you do if […]

  • Family files lawsuit after woman allegedly received wrong medication, causing her death

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah — The family of a Utah County woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a local pharmacy and the assisted care facility where she lived. Tani Griffin and Joshua Dunn are two of Gloria Dunn’s six children. They said the medical professionals in charge of her care gave her lethal doses of the wrong medication, ultimately leading to a very quick and painful death. In July 2018, 75-year-old Gloria Dunn chose to live at the Bel […]

  • Mass panic, false alarm reactions normal after mass shootings, expert says

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – The impact of these mass shootings is being felt across the country. With several false alarms, including one at the Valley Fair Mall Tuesday night, it begs the question – is the nation experiencing a form of post-traumatic stress? The sound of a falling sign sent people at Valley Fair Mall running for cover. The same night, the backfire of motorcycles in New York City’s Times Square created chaos, as hundreds scrambled for safety. Craig […]

  • Athletic trainers help high school football teams during hot summer season

    SALT LAKE CITY — On these blistering hot days, it’s hard to imagine young athletes practicing outside. Some coaches cancel practice, but others are lucky enough to utilize a resource through Intermountain Healthcare. Highland High is one of about 15 local schools that get access to Intermountain TOSH Athletic Trainer, Mitchell McKay. “We do a lot before our practices even start,” says McKay. A few hours before practice starts, McKay is out on the field checking the temperatures of the […]

  • Utah man who strangled wife given 2 to 45 years

    PROVO, Utah — A man who admitted to strangling his wife to death nearly two years ago in their Spanish Fork home learned his fate Monday. Despite an emotional plea from Curtis Nichols, Judge Darold McDade handed down the maximum sentence, but not before listening to the heartache of the family and friends Robyn Nichols left behind. Kristen Walker, a family friend of Robyn Nichols (who some loved ones refer to as “Robbie”) spoke first. “Robbie’s light was taken. Robbie’s […]

  • Health department: Utah teens less likely to receive vaccine for STD — but it also fights cancer

    SALT LAKE CITY — With kids heading back to school soon, the health department is reminding parents about updating their kids’ required vaccines. However, there is a vaccine that is not required but highly encouraged, and any parents seem to be avoiding it in Utah: the HPV vaccine. Rich Lakin the immunization program manager for the Utah Department of Health, says when it comes to overall vaccine rates, Utah is average in terms of rankings nationwide. “We`re in the middle […]

  • SLC Police ask for help identifying men accused of assaulting officers at inland port protest

    SALT LAKE CITY — Just over three weeks since the violent protest over the inland port, Salt Lake City Police are still working to identify two men accused of assaulting police officers during a protest last month, which was supposed to be peaceful. “If you’re on private property and we ask you to leave, you do need to leave,” said SLC PD Detective Michael Ruff. Salt Lake City Police released the photos Thursday, stating the two men are wanted in […]

  • Utah County Attorney’s Office will allow death penalty to be considered in murders of Eureka teens

    UTAH COUNTY — The Utah County Attorney will allow the death penalty to be considered in the case of a man accused of murdering two teenagers and dumping their bodies in a mine shaft. Jerrod Baum pleaded not guilty in connection with the deaths of Breezy Otteson and Riley Powell in June, and last week the families of the deceased said they hoped the death penalty would be considered. “He’s been locked up…since he was 15,” said Amanda Hunt, Breezy […]

  • Provo man dies after fall while hiking Rock Canyon, Provo

    PROVO, Utah — A Provo man is dead after falling in Rock Canyon Tuesday morning. Michael Sean O’Donnal, 43, was hiking alone and tried to call his friend for help, but by the time crews found him, it was too late, Provo Police said. Dispatchers got a call at about 8 a.m. from a concerned friend who said O’Donnal had called him, saying he was stuck on the trail. “He was alone just up in the canyon hiking,” King said. […]

  • Families of Eureka teens want accused killer to face death penalty

    PROVO, Utah — In one week, the man who’s charged with murdering two Eureka teens and dumping their bodies into an abandoned mine will learn if he’ll face the death penalty. After Jerrod Baum pleaded not guilty on June 10, the clock started ticking for Utah County Attorney David Leavitt. He has 60 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty. However, the families of Breezy Otteson and Riley Powell said they made up their minds a long time […]

  • Mixed reviews as Utah agencies try out rapid DNA testing

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the past nine months, the Utah Attorney General’s office has been using two rapid DNA testing machines that look like printers to test DNA in under two hours. Nate Mutter, the assistant chief investigator with the AG’s office, is in charge of the program. “We’re extremely pleased with what we’re seeing so far,” Mutter said. DNA samples are loaded into a chip and placed into a machine that is designed to prevent tampering. “We put […]

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