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TV Journalist



Chances are that if you see a TV personality wearing a hat, it’s Doug Jessop.

For Doug, 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.


He focuses on the collection, preservation and distribution of diverse stories of traditions, values and culture in a weekly news series “Family Heritage Stories” that you can watch Sunday nights at 11 on ABC4 Utah through all of Utah and parts of Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and Arizona.

You can see a big list of Doug's national news stories by clicking on MUCKRACK.

Please consider following Doug at, LinkedIn, YouTube and at “@dougjessopnews” on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

If you have a story idea or would like to be a business underwriter contact HERE.

On a related note, if you have a private family heritage story you want remembered, but NOT on TV, Doug has introduced a custom interview service available on a limited basis. For details go to

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