Brian Grimmett

Online Editor

Brian Grimmett is a former intern who worked his way onto the KUER staff. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in communications. As a student he helped produce and report for the University's daily news show, ElevenNEWS, and also served a year as the station's sports director. Brian developed a love for public radio when he interned at KUER, choosing to do so because it was the only broadcast related internship in Salt Lake City that offered compensation, and now says he couldn't imagine working anywhere else. Brian is originally from Arlington, Texas. When he isn't at KUER Brian enjoys spending time with his wife and two little kids, taking pictures, and putting together short films and documentaries. 

You can follow Brian on twitter @briangrimmett

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In this week’s View From the Gallery, KUER’s Brian Grimmett discovers lawmakers aren’t that interested in passing bills.

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Governor Gary Herbert says he’s intrigued by the prospect of suing the federal government over public lands control.

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The Utah House has passed a bill that would require culinary water providers to charge based on a tiered rater structure.

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would help school districts teach 8th graders about gun safety.

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Members of the Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would fund grants to help school districts pay for teacher development.

Week two of the Utah Legislature is coming to a close and lawmakers are slowly starting to get back into the swing of things.

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The Utah Senate has approved a bill that would help protect pregnant and nursing women in the workplace.

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A Utah legislator is trying to put an end to speed trap towns.

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Congresswoman Mia Love spent time at the Utah State Capitol on Friday touting her accomplishments during her first year in office.

The 2016 Utah Legislative session has begun and while week one saw little work on actual bills, it did see an overabundance of speeches. KUER’s Brian Grimmett has the full recap in this Week’s View From the Gallery.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert touted the state’s economy and recent growth in education funding during his annual State of the State speech from the Capitol on Wednesday night.

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The Utah Senate has passed a bill that its sponsor hopes will help communities better conserve water.

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The 2016 session of the Utah Legislature began on Monday. Listen to some of the sounds of the opening day from the State Capitol.

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Mike Weinholtz, a former CEO of Utah based CHG Healthcare Services, has announced that he’ll be running for Governor as a Democratic candidate this year. 

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Governor Gary Herbert weighed in on several topics expected to be debated during the upcoming legislative session during his monthly news conference on KUED.

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Democratic members of the Utah House of Representatives laid out what they hope to accomplish during the 2016 legislative session at a press conference Wednesdayat the state capitol.

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Several candidates running for state offices in 2016 have begun gathering signatures in an effort to get on their party’s primary election ballot. But the process is far from settled as the Utah Republican Party has filed yet another lawsuit in federal court challenging the law that allows the alternative petition route.

The Utah Division of Consumer Protection is warning Utahns to be on the lookout for some major scams in 2016.

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The Utah Film Commission works to promote the state as a destination for TV and movie productions. In 2015, 23 projects finished production in the state, including a network television series. The commission is now trying to keep that momentum in the year to come.

Starting January 1st the state tax Utahns pay on gasoline will be going up. But that doesn’t mean they’ll instantly be paying more at the pump.

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Several winter snow storms in December have been a welcome sight for Utah ski resorts and supporting businesses.

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Starting Monday January 4th, people wanting to run for political office in Utah will be able to start gathering signatures. And while significant questions about the process still remain, the state elections office is ready to move forward.

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Tens of Thousands of people will be traveling through the Salt Lake City International Airport this holiday season and airport crews will work overtime to keep flights moving, even during the worst winter storms.

A federal judge has ruled that, for now, Utah can cut off funding to Planned Parenthood Association of Utah.

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Brigham Young University officially introduced Kalani Sitake as their new head football coach Monday.

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The University of Utah football team held off a late surging Brigham Young University at the Royal Purple Las Vegas bowl over the weekend to win 35 to 28. But beyond the final score, the game represents the different directions these two football programs are heading.

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After a short sabbatical, the Holy War between the University of Utah and Brigham Young University football teams will be reignited in Sin City on Saturday. KUER’s Brian Grimmett is in Las Vegas and reports on how the teams are gearing up for their first ever meeting in a bowl game.

The Federal Reserve has announced an increase to short-term interest rates, but what does the move mean for Utahns?

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Researchers at Utah State University have received a $1 million grant to continue their work on developing synthetic spider silk.

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The Wasatch Front’s first major winter storm of the season has brought several inches of snow, and with it an increased danger for avalanches.

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