FOX 13 promotes Kelly Chapman to lead anchorwoman, replacing Hope Woodside

(Courtesy FOX 13) Kelly Chapman

FOX 13 has found a new anchorwoman for its flagship newscasts — and it’s a familiar face. As of Monday, Kelly Chapman will anchor the 4, 5, 5:30 and 9 p.m. shows.

“Kelly is a dedicated journalist and an outstanding communicator whose personality shines through the screen,” said KSTU news director Marc Sternfield. “She has been an important part of our successful morning newscast and will be a strong addition to our afternoon and evening news.”

Chapman replaces Hope Woodside, who recently left the station after nearly 23 years behind the anchor desk.

A Utah native who was Miss Utah USA in 2003, Chapman signed on with KSTU in 2013 as a weekend morning news anchor, later moving to weekdays. She previously worked at KUTV-Channel 2 in Salt Lake City and two sister stations in Sacramento, Calif. — KMAX and KOVR.

She will co-anchor FOX 13’s 4 p.m. news with Max Roth, and the 5, 5:30 and 9 p.m. newscasts with Bob Evans.

“Kelly is not only a great news anchor, she also cares deeply about the community,” said Tim Ermish, FOX 13’s general manager. “Whether she is emceeing fundraisers for local nonprofits, joining her co-workers at public outreach events, or helping individuals through FOX 13’s ‘Dream Team’ stories, Kelly is always looking for ways to give back.”