Marcos Ortiz tells Jessop’s Journal what it’s like to witness the death penalty

Jessop's Journal

Jessop’s Journal Entry

By Doug Jessop, ABC4 News

Everyone has a story. Stories have power. They help us understand each other. In this entry into Jessop’s Journal I visited with Marcos Ortiz.

I invite you to watch each episode of Jessop’s Journal at and share these stories with your friends and neighbors.  Your feedback is always welcome.

Here are these week’s Internet Treasure Hunt questions:

*What was Marcos’s first job?

*Marcos is an Emmy award winning crime and punishment reporter for ABC4 News. How does he balance life covering such heavy stories?

*Marcos has been a rare witness to 2 major events at the Utah State Prison. What were they?

With another entry into Jessop ‘s Journal, I’m Doug Jessop, ABC4 News. 

Jessop’s Journal is something special when it comes to broadcast news. I have the honor of being able to do longer in-depth interviews you don’t normally see with people from all walks of life.

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