DOUG JESSOP - STORYTELLER - BROADCASTER
TV Journalist. Brand Builder. Executive Producer.
"Everyone has a story. I strongly feel that stories have power. Chances are that if you are going through something, someone else probably has as well. The shared experiences we humans have can help each other. That, my friend, makes the point that stories help us understand each other.
You don’t have to agree with everyone, but in my opinion, if people would take more time getting to knowing more about others and where they are coming from, we just might find out that we have more similarities than differences."
Legend has it that supernatural activities occur on a piece of land surrounded by the Ute Indian Reservation in the Uintah Basin of Utah called Skinwalker Ranch. Brandon Fugal, described it this way; "If you pull up Google Earth and you locate the exact center of the Uintah Basin it happens to fall on a unique piece of property that I acquired roughly five years ago."
Keeping with the theme "The Final Frontier" I also chatted with the creator of the largest per capita Comic Book convention (FAN X) Dan Farr.
In this Jessop’s Journal interview I felt like I was telling people who Santa was. It was the original Utah Jazz Bear’s first TV interview without his costume. John Absey shares a rare insight to the world of professional sports mascots.
For good measure, I also interviewed the longest tenured sportscaster in the entire state; Wesley Ruff.
Shayne Smith has hit it big in comedy. He was “raised” in Central Utah. He got a unique collections of tattoos that makes him recognizable. Shayne is also known as “Mountain Dew Guy” His “big break” in the comedy world was .multi-million views with DryBar Comedy
To add to the entertainment theme, I also had a great vist with American Idol alumnus, Ashley Hess. Yes - she was also our musical guest.
DOUG JESSOP’S BIO
Doug Jessop - TV Broadcast Journalist
Chances are that if you see a TV personality wearing a hat, it’s Doug Jessop.
“Everyone has a story. Stories have power. They help us understand each other.” With that mantra in mind, Doug hosts a 30-minute collection of powerful. positive and inspirational stories & music on his weekly TV show “Jessop’s Journal” Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. on ABC4 Utah and worldwide at JessopsJournal.com
Over my career, Doug has interviewed over a thousand business owners and love to share positive economic development stories highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit. That are a lot of great business stories on "Jessop's Jobs of the Week". He also loves to promote events and destination with my series, "Jessop's Journeys - People, Places & Things you might not know about."