Heidi Hatch, KUTV 2News

Heidi Hatch

KUTV 2News

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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  • Unknown
Past:
  • KUTV 2News
  • Local 12/WKRC-TV
  • WPEC CBS12 News
  • Tulsa's Channel 8
  • KRNV
  • CBS Austin

Past articles by Heidi:

Provo man dies of COVID-19 days after learning wife was expecting first child

A 28-year-old Utah County man was one of dozens who died this week in Utah after battling COVID-19. A GoFundMe page set up by family and friends hopes to raise money to cover funeral expenses for Marcus Rittmanic and help his wife Ashlyn who is expecting the couple’s first child. So far more than $13 thousand dollars has been raised. → Read More

Utah scientist testifies before FDA panel, asks not to approve COVID-19 vaccine for kids

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5-11 in the U. S. are one step closer to approval after a unanimous vote from a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel, with one abstention. The group voting Tuesday said the vaccine’s benefits in preventing COVID-19 in that age group outweigh potential risks. During the eight-hour hearing, doctors, scientists and concerned… → Read More

Man opens up about son killed in Afghanistan bombing

The Utah Marine killed in a blast at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan decided at a young age to serve in the military after seeing the Twin Towers fall in the September 11, 2001 terrorist activity. Utah Marine Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover was one of 13 US service members killed while trying to get Afghan families to safety. He was 31 years old. He loved his country and loved people. → Read More

Take 2 Podcast: Afghanistan suicide bombers kill dozens, 13 US service members

Heidi Hatch hosts guests Maura Carabello from the Exoro Group and Former Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes. Topics include the major breaking headline news story as the podcast was recorded: Afghanistan Suicide Bombers Kill dozens including 13 US Service members. President Biden addressed the nation. We ask our guests: How did he do? Aug 31 pullout date remains intact. Congressional Reaction: → Read More

Parents Empowered: Back to school and talking to your kids about underage drinking

Back to school means new friends, new habits and new influences if your child’s life. This makes it an important time of year to talk to your kids about family rules and your expectations about underage drinking. Studies show parents are the number one influence and reason why kids decide not to drink which is why it’s crucial to set clear expectations. → Read More

Landmark medical school donation highlights Eccles family's legacy of Utah philanthropy

The Eccles family announced a landmark donation on Wednesday — the biggest one-time donation they’ve ever made. It is not, however, their first. Several decades and a billion dollars later, the Eccles name is synonymous with arts and education in the State of Utah. Many Utahns caught a glimpse of "Hamilton: An American Musical" for the first time thanks to the brand new, state-of-the-art Eccles… → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Utah Sens. Mike Lee, Mitt Romney sit down for first-ever joint interview

As the Republican Party finds its way in a post-Trump era, there’s talk over how big the GOP tent will be. Utah’s senators are either proof the tent is large enough for differing viewpoints, or an example both can’t last. The answer may surprise you. Sen. Mitt Romney was recently booed at the Utah Republican Convention two weeks ago. In cell phone video from the event, you could hear cries of… → Read More

Lee, Romney want Congress to decide Utah monuments, not president

Will Utah's Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments expand or contract? It's been six weeks since Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Utah, andstate leaders are collectively holding their breath, waiting on word from President Joe Biden on what happens next. Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney are pushing for a legislative solution on both monuments, they told 2News in an exclusive… → Read More

Take 2 Podcast: Lingering COVID-19 restrictions, transgender ruling and booing Romney

Host Heidi Hatch welcome guests Greg Hughes and Maura Carabello, from different sides of the political spectrum to talk about the top issues. This week on the Take 2 Podcast, they did into Utah's COVID-19 restrictions that are largely gone, except masks in K - 12 schools with a look at parents protesting at a school board meeting demanding an end to the mandate in schools. As part of the… → Read More

Take 2 podcast: Vaccines for everyone, bills not signed, Sec. Interior headed to Utah

KUTV's Heidi Hatch hosts Maura Carabello and Greg Hughes about a variety of topics just after the end of Utah's legislative session. The trio discusses good news as all Utah residents 16 and older will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccines starting March 24. Our trio also looks at: BILLS SIGNED and NOT SIGNED: Mask mandate end April 10, bill still has not been signed. What Vetoes if any are… → Read More

Utah woman, 39, dies 4 days after 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine; autopsy ordered

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — During a KUTV investigation into COVID-19 vaccine side effects and where to report them, we found four reported deaths, filed by Utah families and their caregivers to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Reporting System. One case stood out, a 39-year-old single mom from Ogden who died four days after her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Her family, who is now waiting on… → Read More

Utah woman, 39, dies 4 days after 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine; autopsy ordered

During a KUTV investigation into COVID-19 vaccine side effects and where to report them, we found four reported deaths, filed by Utah families and their caregivers to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System. Caption: KUTV: Heidi Hatch reports One case stood out, a 39-year-old single mom from Ogden who died four days after her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Her family,… → Read More

Utah woman, 39, dies 4 days after 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine; autopsy ordered

During a KUTV investigation into COVID-19 vaccine side effects and where to report them, we found four reported deaths, filed by Utah families and their caregivers to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Reporting System. Caption: KUTV: Heidi Hatch reports One case stood out, a 39-year-old single mom from Ogden who died four days after her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Her family, who is now… → Read More

Utah woman, 39, dies 4 days after 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine; autopsy ordered

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — During a KUTV investigation into COVID-19 vaccine side effects and where to report them, we found four reported deaths, filed by Utah families and their caregivers to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System. Caption: KUTV: Heidi Hatch reports One case stood out, a 39-year-old single mom from Ogden who died four days after her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19… → Read More

TAKE 2 PODCAST: End of the legislative session with a flurry of spending, bills

Take 2 host Heidi Hatch welcomes Maura Carabello and Greg Hughes on the same day Utah's legislative session ends. With a slew of things to talk about, including all that happens on the session's last day, the trio tackle some of the highlights of what Utah's lawmakers have been up to. An English-only bill died on Utah's political hill while another piece of legislation wants to get rid of mask… → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine side effects & deaths: The lack of information on how, where to report

Like many others, Eunjin Kim felt like she’d been hit with an instant case of influenza after getting her second shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. I was laying there with a down comforter and with the electric blanket and still shivering," Kim said. Carissa Spencer didn’t have to wait for her second shot of the Pfizer vaccine to feel like something wasn’t right. She had swelling that moved… → Read More

PODCAST: Take 2 - Transgender bills, consent in sex education, governor's powers

Host Heidi Hatch welcomes guests Maura Carabello and Greg Hughes to talk about the political issues impacting the state of Utah. They tackle a variety of issues including a transgender sports bill aimed at eliminating transgender athletes from girls high school sports in Utah. Another billwould require Utah students to learn about consent, coercion and sexual violence prevention behavior… → Read More

30-year UPD veteran dies after 'arduous' battle with COVID-19

A 30-year veteran of the Unified Police Department has died after his battle with COVID-19. Hugh Bennett, a retired UPD officer, died Wednesday after an “arduous battle with COVID-19. ”Unified Police released a statement Friday notifying the public of the former officer’s passing. Bennett served the Salt Lake County community for three decades. Sheriff Rosie Rivera releasing the following… → Read More

PODCAST: Take2 returns with pandemic, a new governor and soon, a new prsident

Take 2 is back after months away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has changed and at the same time a lot has remained the same. It’s a new year but the same or similar problems remain. We are still in the middle of a pandemic and the way forward is different depending on who you talk to. Social unrest has bubbled up again the people demonstrating, and rioting have changed and the ones sitting… → Read More

Utah Congressional leaders split on certifying presidential election results

It happens every four years, with very little fanfare. On Jan. 6, after every presidential election, Congress convenes for a joint session to formally confirm or certify the results of the presidential election. They go through the electoral college votes from each state and certify the counts through a floor vote. This year will be different — but not a first. A dozen Republican senators and as… → Read More