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 and new son, taking pictures, and putting together short films and documentaries. 

You can follow Brian on twitter @briangrimmett

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KUER Local News
12:07 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

KUER News Pod: Wednesday December 12, 2012

Salt Lake County residents voice their complaints about a proposed tax hike, Salt Lake City welcomes immigrants, and a former state legislator switches parties.

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Politics
3:09 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

GOP Welcomes Former Democratic State Representative to Their Ranks

Rep. Christine Watkins
Utah Legislature

The Utah Republican party is welcoming former Democratic state representative Christine Watkins with open arms after her recent decision to join the GOP. Watkins, who has served her district near Price for four years, was considered a conservative democrat in the legislature and often sided with Republicans on issues like energy development. Utah Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright says those shared values are some of the reasons why Watkins decided to make the switch.

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KUER Local News
11:48 am
Tue December 11, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday December 11, 2012

The Utah Transit Authority makes some major schedule changes, the Utah Division of Water Quality finalizes its work on the Red Butte Creek oil spill, and a new study shows how Utah could benefit from the Missouri river.

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KUER Local News
1:00 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

KUER News Pod: Monday December 10, 2012

Salt Lake City’s new public safety building nears completion, the Utah Attorney General’s Office lets two former DABC executives off the hook, and Utah State basketball player Danny Berger is released from the hospital.

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Developing
1:33 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Special Election: Jim Dabakis Wins Utah 2nd Senate District Seat

Jim Dabakis speaks to delegates in the Salt Lake County Council chamber
Brian Grimmett

With 67 votes in the second round of voting, Utah’s Democratic Party Chairman, Jim Dabakis, narrowly beat outgoing Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon in the special election for Utah’s 2nd Senate district. Dabakis will replace Senator Ben McAdams who is leaving with two years left in his term after winning the election for Salt Lake County Mayor.

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Healthcare
8:33 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Legislators, Lobbyists Debate Women's Rights

Legislators and Lobbyists debate about abortion at the University of Utah (L-R) Heather Stringfellow Utah Planned Parenthood, Rep. Carol Spackman Moss (D.), moderator, Gale Ruzicka, President Utah Eagle Forum, and Rep. Brad Daw (R.)
Brian Grimmett

There was little agreement between the panelists at a debate Wednesday night at the University of Utah over lawmakers’ recent decision to increase the state’s abortion waiting period.

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Business & Labor
2:47 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Park City Ski Resort's Dispute Over Lease Renewal Headed to Trial

Park City Mountain Resort overlooks the town of Park City
Park City Mountain Resort

A Third District Court ruling has cleared the way for two Park City ski resorts to head to trial over a disputed land lease. Their ruling, released on Tuesday, says that Park City Mountain Resort did in fact fail to renew their lease of the land owned by Talisker Corporation before it expired on April 20, 2011. While the court also dismissed several of the other actions Park City Mountain Resort brought against Talisker, it left the door open for the case to be taken to trial. Alan Sullivan, the lawyer representing Park City Mountain Resort, says that’s just what his client plans to do.

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Politics
5:31 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Final County Canvasses Show Matheson Narrowly Wins 4th Congressional District

Congressman Jim Matheson, D-Utah
U.S. House of Representatives

Official results from county canvasses released today show that Jim Matheson maintained his victory over Mia Love in the Utah 4th congressional district race.

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Healthcare
10:20 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Utah Legislature Looks for Ways to Fix State Data Security Issues

Senator Stuart Reid presents draft legislation to the Health and Human Services Interim Committee

The state Health and Human Services interim committee unanimously supported draft legislation Wednesday aimed at fixing problems related to the state’s Medicaid data breach that left more than 800 thousand Utahn’s personal information vulnerable.

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Healthcare
4:07 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Utah On Track to End Chronic Homelessness

Utah Homeless Point-In-Time Count
Department of Workforce Services

The Utah Housing and Community Development Division says while they saw an overall increase in the number of people who experienced homelessness in 2012 their efforts to end chronic homelessness by 2014 is right on track. That number decreased by almost 10 percent last year and is down 72 percent since 2005. Housing and Community Services director Gordon Walker says while it’s a complicated problem, they’ve found success in providing permanent housing with limited restrictions.

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Politics
11:08 am
Mon November 5, 2012

KUER's Election 2012 Recap

Utah Governor

Republican Gary Herbert secured his second term in office last night, breezing past Democrat Peter Cooke by more than 36,000 votes.

Just before 11 pm, General Peter Cooke arrived unexpectedly at GOP headquarters to congratulate Governor Gary Herbert on his win. Cooke said he tried calling the governor first but he didn’t pick up. Cooke later returned to the Democratic headquarters to concede, saying Utahns need to continue fighting for education.

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