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
I'm the hat wearing broadcast veteran that focuses on positive and inspiring stories with my story franchises,
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.
Jessop's Journal is a weekly 30-minute collection of Powerful, Positive & Inspirational stories.
Jessop's Journal airs Sunday Mornings at 10 on ABC4 TV in all of Utah as well as parts of Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona. The show also streams worldwide at JessopsJournal.com
While other's may focus on the negative, Doug Jessop believes in the positive power of the entrepreneurial spirit.
"Doug Jessop's Utah Success Stories" is a combination of "How it's Made" and "Dirty Jobs." The feature airs in the ABC4 TV Sunday News @ 10 p.m. and streams worldwide at UtahSuccessStories.com
Jessop's Journeys travels the world to find "People, Places & Things you might know about."
Stories might be from around the block from you or half way around the globe. You'll be entertained, informed and just might have some fun along the way.
Airing on ABC4 TV, Utah's CW30 TV, MeTV as well as streaming on-demand worldwide at JessopsJourneys.com
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.