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 News Pod
1:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

KUER News Pod: Wednesday May 1, 2013

Senator Mike Lee speaks out against the common core education standards, the opening of Willard Bay state park could be delayed even more, and animal rights activists celebrate a victory in a case dealing with Utah’s so called “ag-gag” law.

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-KUER News Pod
11:47 am
Tue April 30, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 30, 2013

Police officer’s shoot a man inside the West Valley City Public Safety building, Salt Lake City encourages bicycle commuting, and the search continues for a missing fisherman at the Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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-KUER News Pod
11:03 am
Mon April 29, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday April 29, 2013

A unique medical technology company relocates to Salt Lake City, Senator Orrin Hatch says he’s ready to reform immigration, and state legislators plan to reintroduce a couple of defeated gun bills.

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-KUER News Pod
12:09 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thurday April 25, 2013

Utah releases its final plan for protecting sage grouse, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says the budget can be tightened even more, and Provo finalizes the deal to sell its fiber-optic network to Google.

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-KUER News Pod
11:53 am
Wed April 24, 2013

KUER News Pod: Wednesday April 24, 2013

The public turns out in droves to discuss the Sugar House Streetcar, Great Salt Lake Minerals is scaling back their expansion plans, and the Medicaid Community Workgroup meets at the capitol for the first time.

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-KUER News Pod
12:18 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 23, 2013

A proposed change to federal fuel and car standards could have a large impact in Utah, climate activist Tim DeChristopher is released from federal custody, and the Utah Department of Health is opening up enrollment to the Primary Care Network.

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-KUER News Pod
12:12 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday April 22, 2013

Runners at the Salt Lake City Marathon honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Utah Legislature will not override Governor Herbert’s veto of a controversial gun bill, and the billionaire owner of the Snowbasin ski resort dies.

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-KUER News Pod
12:41 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday April 19, 2013

The U.S. Commerce Secretary visits Utah, the Utah Department of Health extends credit monitoring services to those affected by last year’s data breach, and the University of Utah College of Nursing looks to improve care for sick and injured veterans.

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-KUER News Pod
11:31 am
Thu April 18, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday April 18, 2013

Provo makes an epic announcement, Governor Herbert says the investigation of the Attorney General is taking too long, and Salt Lake City unveils the design for the new Broadway-style theater.

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Public Safety
3:32 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Thousands Participate in Great Utah ShakeOut

Inside the Taylorsville City Hall during emergency response drill
Brian Grimmett

At 10:15 this morning tens of thousands of people participated in what is known as the great Utah ShakeOut: a statewide earthquake drill. Here on the University of Utah campus the drill started with a text message from the University Campus Alert system directing us to drop, cover, and hold on. Not long after that another text message alert arrived directing us to evacuate the building and head to our designated assembly point in a nearby parking lot.

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Business & Labor
2:24 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Kennecott Expects Huge Loss in Production After Slide

Kennecott Utah Copper

The early estimates of the size of the Bingham Canyon mine slide show that more than 165 million tons of rock and dirt have slid into the bottom of the mine. That makes this slide the largest to ever happen there. Kennecott Utah Copper spokesperson, Kyle Bennett, says it will have a large impact on their yearly copper production.

"The 165 million ton slide does translate, unfortunately, into a reduced production of refined and mined copper of about 50 percent,” he says.

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-KUER News Pod
10:48 am
Tue April 16, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 16, 2013

The Salt Lake City Police department re-evaluates security plans for the Salt Lake City Marathon, the Utah Legislature likely won’t reconvene to overturn the veto of HB76, and the Salt Lake County District attorney drops more drug cases involving the West Valley City Police Department.

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Public Safety
5:11 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

SLC Police Department Re-Evaluates Security for SLC Marathon

Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank speaks to media outside of the Public Safety Building
Brian Grimmett

In the aftermath of the explosions at the Boston Marathon today the Salt Lake City Police Department is clarifying their security plans for this weekend’s Salt Lake City Marathon.

The Salt Lake City Police Department says the Salt Lake City Marathon will proceed as planed this Saturday. Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank says they don’t anticipate a need to increase the security presence that has already been planned either.

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-KUER News Pod
11:06 am
Mon April 15, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday April 15, 2013

Work resumes at the Bingham Canyon copper mine, UTA opens its airport TRAX line, and the Utah legislature has only a few days left to overturn Governor Herbert’s veto of HB 76.

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Business & Labor
3:11 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Kennecott Reports Landslide At Bingham Canyon Mine

North wall of the Bingham Canyon Mine after the slide
Kennecott Utah Copper

Ground movement at the Bingham Canyon Mine resulted in a landslide last night. The slide occurred around 9:30 p.m. on the North side of the mine near where the visitor’s center was previously located. Kennecott Utah Copper spokesman Kyle Bennett says all employees at the mine are safe and accounted for. All work at the mine has also been suspended until geotechnical experts get a better assessment of the situation.

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-KUER News Pod
1:14 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday April 11, 2013

UTA debuts its new TRAX line to the airport, Chevron begins cleanup in Willard Bay, and a U of U researcher is getting an up close and never before seen view snowflakes.

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Science & Technology
4:08 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

U of U Researcher Gives a New Perspective to the Average Snowflake

A University of Utah researcher is taking pictures of snowflakes in a way that’s never been done before and the results could help forecasters better predict the weather.

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a snowflake it probably looked a lot like the paper cut-outs made every winter by thousands of first and second graders across the country: unique, but perfectly symmetrical and flat. But according to Tim Garrett, an atmospheric science professor at the U who helped develop a new way to photograph snowflakes, that image is a lie.

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-KUER News Pod
11:17 am
Wed April 10, 2013

KUER News Pod: Wednesday April 10, 2013

The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce calls out Utah’s Senators for their inaction on immigration reform, Utah’s Attorney General sends a letter to Congress encouraging immigration reform, and the Ogden-Hinckley Airport control tower will stay open, for now.

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-KUER News Pod
12:21 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 9, 2013

Salt Lake City launches a new bike sharing program, outdoor businesses call on the president to protect land around Utah’s national parks, and a wind storm brings gusts up to 50 miles an hour to the Wasatch front.

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Politics
3:48 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Chaffetz Calls for Piecemeal Immigration Reform

Sign at U.S. Border
File

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz called for a piecemeal approach to immigration reform while speaking at the Hinckley Institute of Politics today. He says if you want to solve the overall problem you have to start by fixing legal immigration.

“You never ever solve this problem unless you fix legal immigration," he says. "I don’t care how big, far, wide your fence is, if you don’t fix legal immigration you never solve the problem.”

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Hinckley Forums
11:19 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Hinckley Forums: U.S. - Thailand Relations

Friday April 5, 2013

U.S. - Thailand Relations

His Excellency Chaiyong Satjipanon, Ambassador to the U.S. for the Kingdom of Thailand

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-KUER News Pod
11:07 am
Mon April 8, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday April 8, 2013

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints holds its annual general conference, a group of LDS women seek the priesthood, and the Utah State Office of Education questions what type of student data should be public.

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KUER Local News
4:45 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure and Trail Completed

Brian Grimmett

Local leaders celebrated the completion today of the Provo Reservoir Canal Enclosure, one of the most significant water projects in Utah. The celebration comes after nearly two decades of planning, negotiating and hard work from several of the Wasatch Front’s major water districts and local governments. But the project isn’t without some loose ends.

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-KUER News Pod
11:34 am
Thu April 4, 2013

KUER News Pod: Thursday April 4, 2013

Intermountain Health Care is fined more than $25 million dollars, Governor Herbert won’t be signing a water agreement with Nevada, and the USDA targets poverty in Southeast Utah.

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Business & Labor
2:55 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

USDA Targets Poverty in Southeast Utah

Fred White, Director of Department of Natural Resources, Navajo Nation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is expanding a program into Utah that is aimed at helping rural counties escape the grasp of persistent poverty.

The new StrikeForce Initiative brings together agencies within the USDA in an attempt to better coordinate efforts to spur economic development in rural counties. Dave Conine is the Rural Development state director. He says by making knowledge and resources available through things like micro-loans that they’ll be able to make a real difference.

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-KUER News Pod
10:05 am
Wed April 3, 2013

KUER News Pod: Wednesday April 3, 2013

Salt Lake City updates the fee and scheduling process for athletic fields, Sanpete County Sheriffs capture the elusive “Mountain Man”, and an explosion at a Tooele County titanium plant injures two.

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-KUER News Pod
11:17 am
Tue April 2, 2013

KUER News Pod: Tuesday April 2, 2013

The Utah Pride Center won’t be getting a scout troop, Utah’s courts open up the door to electronics, and UTA puts into effect fare increases.

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KUER Local News
3:58 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Utah Courts Open Door to Electronics

File: Matheson Courthouse
Brian Grimmett

Utah courtrooms are becoming a little more open and transparent today. Members of the public are now allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets, and other electronic devices into Utah courtrooms. 

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-KUER News Pod
12:15 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

KUER News Pod: Monday April 1, 2013

Federal spending cuts affect Utah’s poor and hungry, Utah’s GOP Chairman says he won’t run for re-election, and Utah’s courts begin a new era of openness.

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-KUER News Pod
2:42 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

KUER News Pod: Friday March 29, 2013

Governor Herbert says he’s close to a decision about the Snake Valley water agreement, the Utah Foundation addresses the conflict between education and transportation, and the Department of Corrections gets a new executive director.

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