DOUG JESSOP - STORYTELLER - BROADCASTER
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."
POWERFUL, POSITIVE & INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
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."
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
DOUG JESSOP’S BIO
Doug Jessop - TV Broadcast Journalist
Chances are that if you see a TV personality wearing a hat, it’s me - Doug Jessop.
It all started with a cassette recorder I got for Christmas when I was 12 years old growing up in Southern California. I interviewed relatives, friends and anyone else that might have a good story. The broadcast bug was solidified in high school when I got 15 minutes of fame being on-air briefly at 2 major Los Angeles radio stations.
“Everyone has a story. Stories have power. They help us understand each other.” With that mantra in mind, I do powerful. positive and inspirational in-depth, online interviews in my weekly news series “Jessop’s Journal” that you can watch at www.JessopsJournal.com and Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. on ABC4 Utah.
Over my career, I’ve interviewed over a thousand business owners and love to share positive economic development stories highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit of Utah. My weekly series “Utah Success Stories” can be seen Sundays on ABC4 News @ 10 p.m. and also found online at www.UtahSuccessStories.com and abc4.com
My broadcast career officially started over 40 years ago as a radio announcer in Logan, Utah; Los Alamos, New Mexico and then Salt Lake City with KCPX-FM, the sister radio station of KTVX-TV (ABC4 Utah).
I first went to the TV side as the Director of Marketing for the largest satellite broadcast firm in the country distributing TV programs, NBA games and was involved in the creation of a new TV network, UPN. I’ve worked at various Utah TV stations and am now back at home with ABC4. You’ve heard my voice for years in commercials and as one of the station voices for several Utah TV stations.