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."

—-Doug Jessop—-



I'm the hat wearing broadcast veteran that focuses on positive and inspiring stories with my story franchises, "Jessop's Journal", "Jessop's Journeys", "Utah Success Stories" and "Utah Caring Stories" on ABC4 TV as well as 80 TV station websites across the United States.

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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."

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.

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

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A collection of Powerful, Positive & Inspirational stories.


  • Dolly Parton impersonator - Jason CoZmo

  • Music from "Mac & The Messanger"

  • 103 year old Romaine Wahlin Zito

  • "Please Remember Me"

Everyone has a story. Sometimes those stories are told through music.


  • Musician Will Baxter

  • Two-time cancer survivor Holly Hagerman

  • The oldest Arby's employee in the U.S. - 95 year old Dorothy Bale

This episode goes to the Dogs.


  • Dog trainer Joe Dickinson

  • Country Music Star Chris Peterson (and his dog)

  • Toys for Tots Dog - Gunny Monster



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.



Got a story idea for Jessop’s Journal or Utah Success Stories on ABC4 News? Let me know.

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