Daniella Rivera

A buckle in the sidewalk on West Temple is pictured in this KSL file image. Salt Lake City later re...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera

Before scooter rider crashed in Salt Lake City, complaint warned sidewalk was ‘a neck breaker’

A broken Salt Lake sidewalk is more than an eyesore and can be a safety issue. Is enough being done to repair hazards? KSL Investigates.
4 days ago
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Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox

KSL Truth Test: AI bots, ballots and the best sources for reliable election information

How accurate is AI when it comes to helping you cast your vote in an election? The KSL Investigators put popular AI bots to the test.
20 days ago
Prosecutors filed felony charges in a Salt Lake City rape case from 2019, but later reduced them to...
Daniella Rivera

Could making this change help Utah improve sexual assault prosecutions?

Only a fraction of sexual assaults reported to police in Utah result in criminal charges for the perpetrator, but a legislative proposal could potentially change that.
1 month ago
A carbon monoxide detector. These standalone devices can help as an extra precaution, but Utah scho...
Annie Knox, Emiley Dewey and Daniella Rivera

Classroom carbon monoxide: Detectors are required, so why aren’t they in every school?

Utah took a big step a decade ago to keep schoolchildren safe from carbon monoxide. How well is the state living up to that promise.
2 months ago
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Daniella Rivera

‘Please report’: Salt Lake County leaders urge survivors of sexual assault to come forward

To kick off sexual assault awareness month, advocates and law enforcers are drawing attention to Utah’s low sexual assault reporting rate.
2 months ago
Anh Pham, 26, is facing several attempted murder charges for a series of hit-and-runs prosecutors s...
Daniella Rivera

Prosecutors say a man targeted women in hit-and-runs, so why isn’t he facing hate crime charges?

A Utah man is facing several charges of attempted murder after investigators linked him to a series of hit-and-run crashes injuring female pedestrians. The case raises questions about whether these attacks should be treated as hate crimes.
2 months ago
Utah’s Supreme Court heard arguments in May 2023 in the first appellate challenge involving a 202...
Daniella Rivera

Utah Supreme Court upholds prior ruling in first challenge of 2021 self-defense law

Utah's Supreme Court sided with a man who fired several shots after a bizarre vehicle crash in the first challenge of Utah's 2021 self-defense law.
2 months ago
Joshua Homer appears in court in Weber County on Oct. 18, 2022....
Daniella Rivera and Keira Fairmont, KSL-TV

Rapist at the center of KSL Investigation ‘Failure to Protect’ pleads guilty

Guilty: An accused serial predator in Utah, who’s had more than a decade of allegations against him is now a convicted rapist following a KSL Investigation.
2 months ago
More than two dozen people packed a parole board hearing room on March 5, 2024, to support survivor...
Daniella Rivera, KSL-TV

Utah parole board reconsidering sex offender’s release after hearing from victims

In a packed parole hearing Monday, survivors urged Utah’s Board of Pardons and Parole to keep a repeat sexual offender behind bars. The hearing followed reporting by the KSL Investigators about failures to notify victims that their perpetrators are up for parole and ongoing efforts to improve the system.
3 months ago
Judge in robes sits in courtroom...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Judge rules public gets to see Utah attorney general’s work calendar

A judge sided with KSL, finding the Utah Attorney General’s work calendar is a record the public has a right to see.
3 months ago
Judge Patrick Corum hears arguments about Attorney General Sean Reyes’ work calendar on Monday, F...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Judge rules public can see Utah attorney general’s work calendar

KSL and the Utah Attorney General’s Office squared off in court over whether the A.G.’s calendar should be publicly available.
3 months ago
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Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera

5 things to know about KSL’s legal fight for transparency

How much should Utahns get to know about how elected officials spend their time on the clock? The question is at the center of a legal fight taking KSL to court Monday.
3 months ago
Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, and Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, react to a reporter’s qu...
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL TV

‘More secrecy’: Utah lawmakers advance bills targeting government transparency

Several bills would chip away at government transparency in Utah, including one proposal that’s a direct response to KSL’s fight for public records. A First Amendment attorney says he’s alarmed.
3 months ago
Sen. Curt Bramble and members of a Senate committee talk about a bill designed to keep elected offi...
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox

Should you get to see elected officials’ calendars? These Utah lawmakers say no

The KSL Investigators are days away from going to court to argue for your right to see the Utah Attorney General's work calendar. As we fight for transparency, lawmakers are stepping in to make it so the public doesn't get to see this record of how officials spend their time.
3 months ago
Penny Belgard looks at a photobook with pictures of her son Cody, who was killed by Salt Lake City ...
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox, KSL TV

Cases on the clock: KSL Investigates lengthy delays in SL County’s police use of force decisions

Months and years tick by as Salt Lake County’s top prosecutor weighs whether he’ll clear or charge officers for using force. The KSL Investigators explore the cost of that wait for officers, families, and public safety.
3 months ago
Leah Moses, Shaynie Hunter and David Corwin react to a legislative panel approving a bill requiring...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Mothers and teens urge Utah lawmakers to pass family court reform

A bill that would require courts to prioritize child safety in custody decisions cleared its first hurdle at the Capitol. The move follows a KSL Investigation on how courts weigh parental rights against child safety.
4 months ago
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox speaking to KSL about his experience at the U.S. Mexico border....
Daniella Rivera

Truth Test: Fact-checking the Utah governor’s Mexico border comments

After Utah’s governor and Salt Lake City’s mayor sparred over a link between a surge in border crossings and a flow of drugs into Utah, the KSL Investigators sought context from drug investigators.
4 months ago
Shaynie and Trey Hunter look at a photo album at their home in Elk Ridge. (Josh Szymanik,, KSL TV)...
Annie Knox and Daniella Rivera, KSL TV

Mothers who reported abuse say Utah’s family court system is failing their kids 

Custody battles can be messy and devastating to children caught in the middle. Judges are on the lookout for parents who manipulate their kids into taking sides. But are they potentially putting kids in harm's way? KSL investigates. 
4 months ago
Proposed legislation aimed at boosting Utah's low sexual assault prosecution rate appears to be sta...
Daniella Rivera

Will lawmakers consider bill to boost Utah’s low rate of sex assault prosecutions?

Imagine being sexually assaulted, reporting to police, getting a forensic exam at the hospital and still being told your perpetrator can't be prosecuted under Utah's current rape law. That happens more than you might think, but Utah lawmakers have been reluctant to adopt what experts say is a sound solution.
4 months ago
Cami Johnson speaks with the KSL Investigators in January 2024....
Daniella Rivera

‘This is a mistake’: Utah woman shocked to learn perpetrator granted parole just months after sentencing

A Utah woman fought for years to hold her perpetrator accountable only to find out via a text that he'd been granted parole just a few months after his sentencing. The KSL Investigators report on challenges in notifying victims of parole hearings and what Utah’s parole board says it's doing to fix that.
4 months ago
Rep. Kera Birkeland, R-Morgan, speaks about HB257 at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday, Jan. ...
Daniella Rivera and Annie Knox 

Truth Test: Lawmaker behind trans bathroom bill cites ‘predators’ but no evidence

The KSL Investigators fact-check claims about the impetus for a bathroom bill focused on transgender Utahns.
4 months ago
Republican Representative Tyler Clancy of Provo is sponsoring legislation aimed at improving Utah's...
Daniella Rivera

Provo lawmaker sponsoring bill aimed at improving Utah’s justice system for crime victims

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring legislation aimed at improving Utah’s justice system for victims of crime.
5 months ago
FILE - Downtown Salt Lake City and the Salt Lake Valley are pictured on Thursday, June 2, 2022. (Sp...
KSL Investigates

10 KSL Investigations that made a difference in Utah in 2023

In 2023, the KSL Investigators uncovered why some investigations into sex crimes stopped and stalled, along with reasons new homes began falling apart. Our team dug into loopholes leaving Utahns vulnerable to scams. We’re also fighting a battle for transparency so we can show you how elected officials are spending their time.
5 months ago
man and a woman have a conversation at a table...
Daniella Rivera

Troubling Trend: KSL Investigators uncover sexual assault cases closed without attempts to contact suspects

Sexual assault reports to police collecting dust or closed all together, without a key interview ever taking place – It's a troubling trend uncovered by the KSL Investigators who have been digging into gaps in Utah's justice system for more than a year.
5 months ago

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