Jessop’s Journeys – People, Places and Things You Might Not Know About


Jessop’s Journeys – People, Places and Things you may not know about.

By Douglas Jessop, ABC4 News
(ABC4 NEWS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT) According to the Cambridge Dictionary, “journey” is defined as “the act of traveling from one place to another, especially in a vehicle.”

When I was a teenager my family went on an epic road trip that made an impression on me. Twenty-five states in thirty days. Fast forward to my days here at ABC4 News and I’ve had a blast being the field producer for something called the “Good4Utah Road Tour.” I’ve visited all but ten of the forty-four Utah State Parks.

Jessop’s Journeys is a virtual field trip where I visit “people, places and things you might not know about.” Where are we going to go? Who knows? We might go see how a hat is made one week and then go make chocolates the next week.

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In addition to “Jessop’s Journeys”, I have the honor of doing a number of series on ABC4 Utah:

You can watch my positive business profiles called “Doug Jessop’s Utah Success Stories” every Sunday in the ABC4 News at 10 p.m. or online at

“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 that you don’t normally see with people from all walks of life. Jessop’s Journal can be seen on-demand at and are made possible by the generous support of Rustico , Tailor Cooperative , JW Custom Hats and Ogden’s Own Distillery .

In a world that sometimes seems cold and aloof, do you need a shot of hope and optimism? There are people out their making a difference. These stories deserve to be told. These are “Doug Jessop’s Utah Caring Stories” on-demand at

A big shout out goes to my collaborator, Ed Wilets, who does a great job as my videographer/editor for all my stories. Your feedback is always welcome.

I strongly feel that “stories have power”. Chances are that if you are going through something, that 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.

Telling the stories of Hidden Gems on Jessop’s Journeys, I’m Doug Jessop , ABC4 News.

Doug Jessop
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. You can follow Doug at, on, and @DougJessopNews on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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