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

It all started with a cassette recorder I got for Christmas when I was 12 years old growing up in Southern California. I interviewed relatives, friends and anyone else that might have a good story. The broadcast bug was solidified in high school when I got 15 minutes of fame being on-air briefly at 2 major Los Angeles radio stations.


“Everyone has a story. Stories have power. They help us understand each other.” With that mantra in mind, I do powerful and positive in-depth, online interviews in my weekly news series “Jessop’s Journal” that you can watch at and at


Over my career, I’ve interviewed over a thousand business owners and love to tell powerful and positive economic development stories highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit. My weekly series “Doug Jessop's Utah Success Stories” can be seen Sundays on ABC4 News @ 10 p.m. and also found online at and at