Hometown: Lovell, Wyoming
Started at ABC4: 2004
Interests: Walking with Franklin daily, riding my bike, and working in my backyard are part of my daily life
Emmy award winning journalist and producer, reporter of the Justice Files seen nightly on ABC4.
Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to work as a journalist in radio, newspaper and television.
My career began in Blythe California with stops in Green River and Cheyenne Wyoming. I was hired to be KGGM’S political reporter in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I arrived in Salt Lake City in 1992 as a general assignments reporter before moving into the crime beat.
I’ve been married to my wife Sandy Olney for over 30 years. We have one daughter, Olivia, who in 2021 graduated from law school at the University of Utah. We love our Cavalier King Charles’ dog. Sir Charles was a wonderful companion in our lives for 17-plus years. Age finally caught up to him. The family welcomed “Franklin,” into our household shortly after Sir Charles passed on.
Feel free to get a hold of me by email at MOrtiz@abc4.com or Twitter.