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 over 75 TV station websites across the United States.


I never met my grandmother. It was my honor to interview 103-year-old Romaine Wahlin Zito on Jessop's Journal. She gave me advice as if I were her grandson. I will always remember this interview with a wonderful woman.

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."

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.

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?

So you have to get a COVID test. Would you rather have a swab shoved up your nose or spit in a vial?

“We had to do comparable studies to the swab. We collected over 75 samples of swab and saliva devices with people that do and do not have COVID 19.”  I asked Bill what the results were. He quickly replied; “100 percent comparable.”


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

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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