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DOUG JESSOP - STORYTELLER - BROADCASTER

Journalist. Brand Builder. Executive Producer.

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—-

 
 
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I interviewed Sydnie Keddington recently for Jessop’s Journal. Come to find out she’s a talented singer and songwriter. She performed three songs for this episode of Jessop’s Jukebox. Sidebar-my collaborator, Ed Wilets, went the extra mile to get some great video and edit this beautiful edition of Jessop’s Jukebox. 



Imagine being sick but not be able to find out what was wrong.  According to RAND.org 42% of all Americans are now living with multiple chronic conditions. Dr. Joshua Redd provided an interesting insight.

Singer, Alex Boye’, has over a BILLION views on social media! He sat down with me on “Jessop’s Journal” to describe his journey and, YES...he also told the story behind his hit "Lemonade" and sang it.

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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. Watch the video and get the answers to these InternetTreasureHunt.com questions and more:  *What is the name of the guy that was the original Utah Jazz Bear? *How does this mighty mascot want to #leaveyourmark? *How many staple and stitches does he have from being a mascot for so long?

Shayne Smith has hit it big in comedy. He was “raised” in Central Utah. He got a unique tattoo that makes him recognizable.
Here are your InternetTreasureHunt.com questions: Where did Shayne get the moniker “Mountain Dew Guy”? What was Shayne’s “big break” in the comedy world? What tattoo did he show me on his hand?

You may have heard of origami, the Japanese art of folding paper. What you may not have heard of, is that a Utah company is using this ancient technology into something special - bullet stopping shields that fold.

“83% of all officer deaths happen in or around their vehicle. This can be deployed within the vehicle, slipped right in the windshield, put on the side of the door very easily.”

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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 in-depth, online interviews in my weekly news series “Jessop’s Journal” that you can watch at ABC4.com/journal. 


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.abc4.com/success.


My broadcast career officially started 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.

 
 
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