For Doug Jessop, it all started with a cassette recorder he got for Christmas when he was 12 years old growing up in Southern California. Doug interviewed relatives, friends and anyone else that might have a good story. The broadcast bug was solidified in high school after getting 15 minutes of fame being on-air briefly at 2 major Los Angeles radio stations.
His 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).
Doug 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.He then worked at various Utah TV stations and is now back at home with ABC4. You’ve heard Doug’s voice for years in commercials and as one of the station voices for several Utah TV stations.
He loves to garden and helps produce the garden segments in Good Things Utah. Doug helped design and plant the Good4Utah Gardens. He also has been the coordinator and field producer for the Good4Utah Road Tour since 2013.
Over his career, Doug has interviewed over a thousand business owners and loves to share economic development stories highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit of Utah. His series “Utah Success Stories” can be seen Sundays on ABC4 News @ 10 p.m. and Mondays on CW30 News @ 9 p.m.
Doug believes that that there are still good inspirational stories that deserved to be told. He calls these “Utah Caring Stories’ which can be seen Mondays on ABC4 News @ 10 p.m. and Tuesdays on CW30 News @ 9 p.m.
Doug graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications and minored in Sociology and Business Administration from Utah State University.He is married to his true-Aggie, Camille. They have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.You can reach Doug via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org