Hometown: Centerville, Utah
Started at ABC4: March 29, 2021
Interests: Sports, stand-up comedy, podcasts, video games, technology, culture, streetwear, sneakers, Disney
Journalism is in Austin Facer’s blood. Facer grew up in the shadow of his father, longtime award-winning Salt Lake City sportswriter Dirk Facer and always dreamed of following in his footsteps. Like his old man, Facer has a passion for telling compelling stories of interesting events and people in the Beehive State and is excited to bring his skills to the digital team at ABC4 Utah.
Facer has previously worked at a couple of other local media outlets in addition to time spent with the Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City Stars, Salt Lake Bees, Los Angeles Chargers, and the Amateur Athletic Union in various capacities.
In his spare time, Facer loves a good nap and suffers from a crippling addiction to soda and YouTube videos of stand-up comedy routines. He also considers himself an avid sneakerhead and can often be seen wearing Jordans or Yeezys everywhere he goes. More than anything, Facer is a people person and enjoys interacting with and learning from others.
Born and raised in Centerville, Facer graduated from Viewmont High School and the University of Utah. He served a two-year, Spanish-speaking mission in Anaheim, California, and loves returning there to visit friends and hang out at Disneyland.
Feel free to contact Facer with story ideas or leads at firstname.lastname@example.org.