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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Mark Shurtleff’s appearance in third district court on Monday was brief, as he pleaded not guilty to all seven charges brought against him. Shurtleff is accused of accepting prohibited gifts, bribery, and obstructing justice during his time as Attorney General.

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After eight months of construction and fund raising the Utah Olympic Park is ready to unveil the renovated and expanded training pool.

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During the annual BYU Football media day on Wednesday, head coach Bronco Mendenhall gave his take on the state of the Cougars program as it enters its fifth year as an independent.

A new performance audit of the Utah Attorney General’s office points out several accountability problems.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker are pushing a proposal to combine county and city prosecution services.

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The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base is getting a new commander as they begin to transition from the F-16 to the new state of the art F-35 Lightning.

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Governor Gary Herbert isn’t taking a stand on whether the new state prison should move from Draper.

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The Utah Legislature is beginning to take a look at how to address the potential plurality issue in primary elections.

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The Utah Commission for the Stewardship of Public Lands is recommending that the state get involved in San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman’s appeal of his recent conviction in federal court.

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Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings has dropped all bribery charges against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

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The Utah Democratic Party held their state convention on Saturday and delegates have chosen to become a qualified political party.

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Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne just launched the first ever cryptobond, and he’s hoping the technology behind it reinvents the way people buy and sell stocks.

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Google Fiber is one step closer to entering homes in Salt Lake City. Residents will soon see Google workers digging holes and stringing wires as they begin the construction phase of their rollout of fiber internet service.

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The Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner commuter rail line will not have a safety feature known as positive train control implemented by a federally mandated 2016 deadline. But why hasn’t it happened and what is UTA doing to comply?

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The North Salt Lake City Council has finally struck a deal that will allow work to begin on permanently stabilizing the hill where a landslide caused severe damage last August.

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Thousands gathered at Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City to remember the life of Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

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The developer of the properties impacted by the North Salt Lake landslide has responded to a lawsuit against him by making some counter claims of his own.

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Salt Lake City Airport officials are going to start limiting the number of taxicabs that can wait in line to provide on demand service.

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Four people are dead, including three children, after a boat capsized in rough water on Bear Lake Monday night.

At about 9 p.m. Monday night, members of the Rich County Search and Rescue were able to locate the overturned boat and its seven passengers.

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Members of the Utah Republican Party’s state central committee have made the decision to move forward and comply with election changes made by SB54.

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A newly proposed Bureau of Land Management plan on conserving greater sage-grouse habitat is not going over very well with Utah’s congressional delegation.

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The annual Utah Taxpayers Association conference is always heavily attended by state legislators and important policy makers and that means it’s also a great way to figure out what Utah’s most pressing budget and tax issues will be for the coming year.

A Department of Defense lab at the Dugway Proving Ground facility in Western Utah inadvertently sent live samples of anthrax to private labs in nine states.

Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, is drafting legislation that, if passed, would punish child traffickers with the death penalty.

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To remember those who gave their lives in the service of this country, the Utah Chapter of the Association of the United States Army held a special memorial service at the Fort Douglas Military Cemetery. 

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As the controversy heats up over relocating the State Prison new coalition calling itself “People Not Prisons” is making the case why that might be a good idea.

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Prosecutors are accusing John Swallow of yet another crime in the corruption case against Utah’s former attorney general. 

In the amended filing made Wednesday in Third District Court, prosecutors with the Salt Lake County Attorney’s office added money laundering to the list of alleged crimes committed by John Swallow. The charges now total 14.

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Engineers at the University of Utah are developing a device that could significantly increase the speed of computers.

Starting Tuesday police can now pull over motorists in Utah for not wearing seat belts.

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The Salt Lake County Council is preparing to vote on a resolution calling for people to follow smart water conservation guidelines.

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