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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Mark Koelbel

Mark Koelbel - News Anchor

Mark has been a fixture in Utah broadcasting since his arrival at KUTV in 1997.  He has been recognized for his professional approach to journalism and his heartfelt interest in the community.

Mark started his own charity to raise money for the Salt Lake City Ronald McDonald House.  His Ride for Life motorcycle rally and rock concert has raised thousands of dollars for the cause.  He also donates his time to help the fundraising efforts of other worthy organizations and charities across the Wasatch front.

Mark is also the face of the KUTV Pay It Forward segments.  The weekly partnership between KUTV and Mountain America Credit Union donates five-hundred dollars to worthy individuals and grass roots organizations that help others with their time, and volunteer spirit.

Mark loves music and plays the drums as a hobby.  He is married to Pamela Koelbel who is employed as a nurse and case manager at Intermountain Health Cares Alta View Clinic.  The couple live in Cottonwood Heights.


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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Shauna Lake

Shauna Lake - News Anchor

Shauna is co-anchor of 2New sat 5pm and 2News at 10pm with Mark Koelbel . In Nov. 2007, she replaced long time evening anchor Michelle King following her retirement.

Shauna is also the face of KUTV's Person 2 Person franchise airing on Sunday nights at 10pm.

She joined KUTV in 1994 as an anchor for 2News This Morning and 2News at Noon. She later moved to weekends with Brian Mullahy and reported during weekdays for a time.

Shauna has been honored twice by the Utah broadcasters association for her work with Wednesday's Child and is regularly asked to speak in the community. She especially loves working with young people.

Shauna began her broadcasting career at BYU where she anchored KBYU, the college newscast and anchored an early morning news radio show.

Her first official job in television was at an ABC affiliate in Bangor, Maine. Shauna and her husband, Todd Marshall live in the Salt Lake area with their two young sons Cole and Luke.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Chris Miller

Chris Miller - News Anchor

Chris anchors the 4pm News and reports live for 10pm. He joined the KUTV team in December of 2012, after spending the last seven years of his career as a sportscaster. He worked in Seattle and Southern California, before landing in Utah.

Chris started his broadcasting career in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he was a news reporter before jumping into the sports beat. He earned his degree in Journalism from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington " where he played free safety for the Pirates football team and worked part-time for the Associated Press.

Hes lived all over the country, but Chris will always consider Colorado, home. Some of his favorite pastimes are snowboarding and fly-fishing, which is why he and his family are happy to live in Utah.

Chris and his wife are avid world travelers. The Miller's have an annual tradition of international adventure. Most recently, they went to Bora Bora to celebrate pregnancy " they called the trip their babymoon.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Ron Bird

Ron Bird - News Anchor

Ron is a long time anchor and reporter on the 2News #1 morning and noon shows, signing on in August of 1989. He's been right on the front lines of the big stories. When a tornado tore through Salt Lake City, Ron and the 2News team were live as it happened. He was in St. George with live coverage of the devastating floods. From the news desk and from out in the field, Ron covered Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping and Lori Hacking's murder. In fact, for almost two decades, Ron has been there for all the major and unforgettable stories that have been a part of our lives.

"I can't think of a better job in the world," Ron says. "Yes, I have to get up before 3 o'clock in the morning, but you soon forget about that when we're having fun on the show and telling important stories. Besides," he adds, "I can be home with the kids in the afternoon."

Ron's career started in 1981 as an anchor/reporter at KBCI in Boise, Idaho and he also did a stint at the CBS affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota before joining the 2News team. Ron considers himself extremely lucky for the experiences he's had over the years reporting the news. He's shaken hands with Ronald Reagan and interviewed President George H. W. Bush and President Clinton. One of Ron's most memorable and exciting stories was riding in an F-16 with the Air Force Thunderbirds. But the most fulfilling stories, Ron says, "Are the daily stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, or the features that go beyond the headlines."

Even though a reporter's goal is to be objective, Ron says you can't help but be inspired by the stories you do. For example, he rode a UTA bus with a disabled woman who spends her days going from place to place doing community service. On another day, he watched as a single mom had a dream come true, when volunteers built her a home in four days. And Ron won't soon forget the Memorial Day when a father and his two sons, who both served in the Iraq war, came home safe, and celebrated the holiday together.

In a business where reporters can sometimes move from town to town, Ron says Utah is the place for him and hopes to make this his lifelong home. Ron was born in Kimberly, Idaho, and graduated from BYU with a degree in broadcast journalism. When Ron isn't at KUTV he enjoys home and yard projects, working out, doing church and community activities, and is a die-hard youth super league basketball coach.

Ron is married to Jannae. They have 3 kids, Jaron, Brock and Abbie, and the family dog, Frasier. The Birds have their nest in Sandy.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Mary Nickles

Mary Nickles - News Anchor

Mary joined KUTV 2 News in 1991 as weekend anchor and reporter. She currently co-anchors the news weekdays on 2NEWS This Morning from 6:00 a.m. - 8 a.m. and 2NEWS at Noon. (She loves the schedule even though she has to wake up at 2:30 a.m.) Mary is also KUTV'S Check Your Health spokesperson, hosts the Workouts on the Web, writes two health blogs, and does in-depth reporting for the station winning an Emmy for Best News Series in 2012.  That series started with Mary getting a mammogram to encourage more women to get screened, and it found an invasive, malignant tumor. The following stories tracked Marys surgery, chemo treatments, wig shopping, radiation, and long recovery.  Learn more at Maryscancerstory@blogspot.com

Mary grew up in Renton, Washington with her eight brothers and sisters. Her dad is a retired telephone man, and her late mother was a state legislator and advocate for children. Mary majored in English at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where she attended on a volleyball scholarship. Before coming to Utah, she worked in Yakima, Washington, where she did camera work, editing, producing, reporting, and anchoring.

Mary is very active in our community as a mentor for young people and as an advocate for health. She is Chair of the Advisory Board for Head Start, and is on the Board for the Intermountain Catholic Newspaper and for the Police Athletic League. She donates home-cooked meals and many hours to help other charities, including The Ronald McDonald House, Guadalupe Schools, Life After Breast Cancer, The Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Heart Walk. Mary participated in the Utah Summer Games for years, and was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2003. She also played professional volleyball for the Utah Predators.

Mary and her husband, Kent, live in the Salt Lake Area and are the parents, tutors, coaches, and taxi drivers of twins, Zachary and MacKenzie, born in February of 1997.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Cristina Flores

Cristina Flores - Reporter

Cristina Flores is a general assignment reporter for 2 News at 10 and co-anchors 2 News at 6pm with Mark Koelbel .  She also anchors My News at 7 on KMYU.

Cristina has been at KUTV since 2002 but came to Utah in 1995 to work at another local television station.   In nearly 20 years of reporting for the Utah market, Cristina has covered news events in almost every part  of the State always looking for the most interesting and important angles to every story.   She has also reported on big news events in other states and even outside the U.S.  "  like the Olympic festivities in Torino, Italy.   Prior to coming to Utah, she worked as a general assignment reporter for KBAK in Bakersfield, California.  Her first TV job was at KTLA in Los Angeles where she started as a production assistant and then worked her way up to segment/field producer.

Cristina is originally from Southern California.  Her parents achieved the American dream by emigrating from Mexico in the late 50's and early 60's and then raising three kids who all graduated from California universities.  Cristina says she is the "dummy" in her family - having only an undergraduate degree (one of her brothers has an MBA, the other is a PhD).  She feels fortunate to have a huge extended family in Southern California.

Here in Utah, Cristina enjoys connecting with viewers through doing news stories and by taking part in community events.   Cristina is currently the President of the Utah Association of Latino Journalists and has previously served as an advisory board member for the SOMOS foundation which gives scholarships to Latino students in Utah.   Her biggest source of pride:  her three children who along with her husband, she is trying to raise to be good citizens and good human beings.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Heidi Hatch

Heidi Hatch - News Anchor

Heidi Hatch anchors 2 News at 4pm  before reporting on the news of the day on 2 News at 10. Heidi joined the 2 News team in 2011- immediately jumping into the Presidential election coverage leading up to the 2012 Presidential election traveling to the Denver Colorado Presidential debate. On election night Heidi brought 2 News viewers live coverage from inside the ballroom of Mitt Romney's headquarters in Boston.
Heidi moved back home to Utah in 2011 after 5 years anchoring FOX News Good Day in Orlando Florida. Heidi anchored live- round the clock coverage of tropical storms and tornados. Her final days on air in Orlando were at the anchor desk dissecting the case against Casey Anthony watched by millions live on air and online. It wasn't all work and no play -- with a 5 and a half hour morning show there was plenty of time for cooking and celebrities. Some of her favorites included chats on the with Bill Cosby, 80's rocker Paul Stanley of KISS, The Fonz - Henry Winkler and Kardashian Dad- Bruce Jenner. While Heidi misses the sun and sand of Florida she is excited to be back home in Utah where the mountains point her in the right direction. Family, friends, Cafe Rio, Bear Lake and humidity free hair are also high on her list of reasons to move back to her home state.

Before heading off to Florida, you'll remember Heidi from the six years she spent on Salt Lake's airwaves. She anchored the morning news at ABC4, but earned a name for herself as the lead investigative reporter in the Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping. Her live reporting the day Elizabeth was found alive was nominated for an Emmy. Heidi also contributed work as a guest on the O'Reilly factor, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, and the Nancy Grace show. While in Salt Lake Heidi covered the 2002 Winter Olympics, the search for Lori Hacking, and returned to The Pentagon on the first anniversary of 9-11 with the family of a Utah victim.

Heidi's first job in the news businesses was in Missoula Montana, at the CBS affiliate where she anchored the #1 rated newscast and received a nomination for broadcaster of the year. While in the "Big sky state" she was honored for her reporting by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press.

Heidi has worked closely with the March of Dimes as a spokesperson and honorary chair for the annual March for Babies walk in Central Florida. Heidi is passionate about educating others about premature birth because her son was born 10 weeks early at LDS hospital in Salt Lake.

Heidi and her husband Derek have an eleven year old daughter along with their 5 year old son and their "third child" Sinda a 9 year old Shih Tzu. If the Hatch family ever disappears for a week in the middle of winter when the inversion settles in on the valley, it will be safe to assume they're in Florida getting a quick dose of sunshine while searching for seashells.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Brian Mullahy

Brian Mullahy - News Anchor

Brian Mullahy has anchored the weekend news on Channel 2 for 20 years, and reported stories from Asia, to Africa, to Washington, DC. 

Teamed with Amy Nay at 10pm, and solo at 5pm, the weekend news is consistently number one in Utah.  Brian's reporting has earned numerous Utah Broadcasting Association Awards, four regional Emmy nominations, and recognition from the Illinois Associated Press and Idaho Press Club.

His community involvement arcs from the soccer field to behind locked doors at a juvenile detention center.  He coached youth soccer, and for most of his time at Channel 2, has served as a Catholic Prison Ministries volunteer.  He also has been invited to speak to numerous community groups.

Brian has been married for 25 years, and has two young adult children, and two dogs.  He enjoys skiing, swimming and reading.  He is also a licensed real estate agent in the State of Utah.        


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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Amy Nay

Amy Nay - News Anchor

Amy Nay co-anchors 2News This Morning Weekend Edition and 2News at Ten on Saturdays and Sundays. Amy is also able to report for the station, and is happy to be a part of the winning team here at KUTV - a station Amy's always watched, her favorite growing up here in Utah.
 
Amy is originally from Gunnison in beautiful Sanpete County, where their family's roots run deep. Amy's parents and grandmothers remain in Gunnison and she is proud to say are her biggest fans.
 
You may have seen Amy this past year here at 2News both on the desk and out in the field. She was recently honored with two UBEE awards for her work, covering the funeral of Officer Jared Francom in Ogden, and at the desk with Brian Mullahy on 2News at Ten.
 
Amy made the big move back to Utah with her family after spending 13 years in New York City. She moved to the Big Apple the day after graduating from Southern Utah University with an internship at CNN. She was last seen anchoring the top rated morning shows for News 12 Westchester. That was a position she held for 8 years, getting to know and love the communities and the people in New York City's northern suburbs. Before that Amy was a reporter for the News 12 network and was also reporting for Tribune's flagship station WPIX Channel 11 in NYC. Amy was also a news anchor and reporter on the radio for Metro Networks, featured on WABC, WOR, Fox News Radio and about 2,000 stations nationwide. Amy was also featured on CNN, MSNBC and other networks when she was first on the scene of breaking news. Amy was covering the mayoral race back in 2001, when the events of September 11th transpired. She continued to go live from Lower Manhattan that day and the days to follow, reporting for stations throughout New York City as well as around the world. Amy has also had extensive experience behind the camera or microphone, so to speak, writing and producing for news stations in New York City including CNN, NBC, 1010 WINS News Radio and Fox News Channel - where she met her husband (while playing softball on the company's coed team in Central Park).
 
Amy has been honored with a number of professional awards, including the Gracie Allen Award - given to exemplary women in broadcasting. In 2007, she was honored nationally by the organization "American Women in Radio and Television", given the Gracie for Best TV Host in a Top 20 Market. She was one of the youngest nominated for a Best Writer award, by the Writers Guild of America. Amy has also been honored with a number of Telly awards for Best Interview, Host, etc. You may have seen Amy in NBC's primetime drama "Kings", where she was featured as the UNN news anchor for the series. Amy has also emceed and hosted numerous events in her community, and loves to be able to do that whenever she can.
 
Amy loves being back in Utah, being closer to the mountains and closer to her family. She and her husband Sheffield have three sons, and couldn't be happier raising their family in Salt Lake City.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Holly Menino

Holly Menino - News Anchor

Holly joined the KUTV 2 News team as a morning anchor and reporter in October of 2012. She currently co-anchors the news weekdays on 2NEWS This Morning.  Holly sets her alarm clock bright and early, but doesn't mind the 2:00 a.m. wake-up call because she's a morning person.

Holly grew up in a rural town in southeast Washington called Waitsburg.  She majored in Communication with an emphasis in Broadcast News at the Edward R. Murrow College at Washington State University.  After college Holly headed south to Western Oregon where she worked at KEZI 9 TV for seven years.  She started her career at KEZI as the bureau chief for the Roseburg Newsroom, but was soon promoted to the weekend anchor slot in Eugene. Holly anchored weekends for two years and then moved to mornings where she spent four years anchoring KEZI 9 News This Morning.

Throughout the course of Hollys career shes had the privilege of covering some of Western Oregons most newsworthy stories, including the 2008 Presidential Primary visits of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Shes managed several station franchises, including Baby On Board: A Parents Tale and CrimeStoppers.  Hollys been sent on assignment to China with the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and even won a "Dancing With The Stars" style ballroom dance competition. Her investigative reporting has landed her numerous exclusives, the most notable being the conclusion of a 15-year-old cold case. With that story she won first place for both general reporting and investigative reporting in the 2011 Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest.

Holly and her husband, Joel, live in the south end of the valley and have a son named Hudson.  If Holly's not in the newsroom or playing with her son, you will probably find her volunteering. She's a dedicated member of her community.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Gary Winterton

Gary Winterton - Outdoors

Hooked on Utah gets its unique personality from the shows founder, host and Adventure Guide, Gary Winterton, whose passion for fishing and the outdoors draws viewers into the experience. Not just a personal fishing guide of untamed fun, Gary loves, lives, and breathes fishing, and has a profound respect for our natural resources and wildlife, and an understanding that safety and conservation should be at the forefront so these resources are protected for generations to come.

Hosting Hooked on Utah has been an absolute blast, and it has made me love my native state and the outdoors more than ever before, said the host of Hooked on Utah, Gary Winterton. Ive already done and seen so many amazing things and places to fish that I cant wait to share with viewers, and I hope they tune in so they can see all that Utah has to offer.

Prior to taking a chance on living his dream and making a career from fishing and the outdoors, Gary has held a variety of senior leadership positions that have prepared him to make this leap, the companies include; President of OrangeSoda, Executive Vice President of Logoworks a Hewlett Packard company (NASDAQ HPQ), Vice President of ah-ha.com a Marchex company (NASDAQ MCHX) including founder and CEO of Internet Marketing Concepts; Consultant for the Covey Leadership Center and Vice President of Clear Image, a Utah-based production company. In these capacities, Gary has innovated and delivered significant results in various sales and business development channels.

Gary currently serves on the board of directors for the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that serves as an advocate for Utah Businesses. Gary has attended UVCC and University of New Orleans, and graduated from Brigham Young University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Sciences, Human Development.
Outside of work Gary enjoys spending time with his wife of 20 years and five children. He is also a licensed FAA pilot and avid outdoorsman!

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Kai  Jackson

Kai Jackson - Special Correspondent

Kai Jackson is a veteran journalist with more than 27 years of experience covering local, national and international news as well as stories for affiliate and network television news.He's currently a national correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group. Previously he was an anchor and reporter for 20 years at WJZ-TV in Baltimore.He's covered some of the biggest stories of our day including the September 11th attack on America. 
Jackson is the co-founder of a film company called DocYourmentary dedicated to telling unusual and untold stories of people and history. 
He's a member of several professional organizations including; The Society of Professional JournalistsThe National Association of Black JournalistsThe International Documentary AssociationKappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Kai received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from South Carolina State College. He received a Masters Degree in Film from American University.Kai is an avid gardener and reader and practices Shotokan Karate. He and his wife live in Maryland with their two daughters.


KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Sheila Gray

Sheila Gray - Special Correspondent

Special Correspondent Sheila Gray reports on issues affecting women and families in Sinclair Broadcast Groups Family 411 reports.

Sheila is a native of Columbus, Ohio and studied at the prestigious Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

She began her career in Charleston, West Virginia, eventually being named the 6 & 11 p.m. anchor at WSAZ-TV.  She was recognized by the West Virginia Associated Press for her reporting.

Sheilas next stop was Cincinnati, Ohio, where she co-hosted the Fox 19 Morning News.

She is happy that her alarm is no longer sounding at 2:30 a.m. and is looking forward to this new chapter in her career, and a new broadcasting family with Sinclair.

Sheila and her husband Ric are the parents of four children, Kasey, Kari, Katie, and Kari.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Kristine Frazao

Kristine Frazao - Reporter

Kristine Frazao is an Emmy award winning journalist, with more than a decade of on-air experience.  As the National Correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group, Kristine
reports on the top political stories of the day along with investigative reports on government waste, fraud and abuse.

Prior to joining the Sinclair news team, Kristine was the White House Correspondent for RT America.  She covered the 2010 and 2012 elections both on the road and in Washington, and anchored nightly newscasts on RT for three years as well.  Also during her time at RT, she reported extensively on the impact of hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Pennsylvania, as well as the tragic rate of teen suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Kristine was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where she also worked for four years as a general assignment reporter, working for the Fox affiliate (XETV) as well as the NBC affiliate (KNSD) where she received an Emmy for coverage of the Wildfires of 2007.

She got her on-air start working in beautiful Savannah, GA at WJCL/WTGS, where she worked as the political reporter, covering City Council and County Commission.  She also traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi to cover the damage and devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

Kristine loves living in the Washington, DC. area and covering politics. She spends her free time traveling, reading and going on adventures with her black lab , Chomsky.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Brooke Graham

Brooke Graham - Feature Reporter

Feature reporter Brooke Graham was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She graduated from Skyline High School, where she fell in love with journalism.  Brooke started at KUTV as a producer after graduating from BYU with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Travel & Tourism.She loves working in the heart of downtown and considers herself lucky to be working with so many talented people.

If you have any story ideas contact her at bgraham@sbgtv.com

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Brittany Graham

Brittany Graham - Feature Reporter

Brittany Graham makes up half of the 2News Twins team. She and her twin sister Brooke do a segment on KUTV 2News This Morning called Twin Tested, where they test makeup, fashion and beauty trends.

The highlight of her career at KUTV is reporting at the Grammy Awards for the past few years.

Brittany grew up in Utah and graduated from Brigham Young University in Broadcast Journalism in April 2010.

She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband Sam.

Find more about Twin Tested on Brittany's blog here.


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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Christine McCarthy

Christine McCarthy - Reporter

Christine joined the 2News team as a reporter in December of2012, after spending nearly a year and a half as a weekend anchor and reporter in Waco, Texas.  

In Texas, Christine appeared on national radio and HLN's Nancy Grace for her stories, but perhaps her proudest achievement was being recognized as a member of the Texas Association of School Boards 2012 Media Honor Roll for fair and valuable education reporting.

Christine also covered the arrest, trial and conviction of Naser Abdo, the AWOL soldier who planned to bomb a Killeen restaurant popular with Fort Hood troops. The collaboration between a perceptive community and diligent law enforcement foiled Abdo's plans and potentially averted another tragedy like the 2009 Fort Hood massacre.

A native of Massachusetts, Christine graduated from Boston University with a degree in broadcast journalism, while completing several internships at local news stations.

An avid writer and a grammar nerd from a young age,Christine feels she was destined to be a journalist. She also appreciates meeting people of all kinds and knowing whats happening in the world first.

Christine considers her family her four best friends and lives for her beloved dogs. While Christine misses everyone back East, shes excited to go hiking and camping, and finally to give skiing a shot in her beautiful new state of Utah.

On her days off, Christine also enjoys cooking, reading, photography,playing Scrabble, watching documentaries, taking day trips and collecting jewelry.

If you have a story idea for Christine, or you'd simply like to say hi, shoot Christine an email at clmccarthy@kutv.com

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Rod Decker

Rod Decker - Reporter

Rod Decker has worked as a reporter and talk-show host at Channel 2 for more than two decades. He's also the eldest member of the 2News staff.

Decker grew up in Salt Lake City, and graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. He went to graduate school at the University of Chicago, and later spent a year at Harvard as a Nieman Fellow. He worked as a columnist and editorial writer at the Deseret News for eight years, before he came to KUTV.

Decker was an intelligence officer in Vietnam, where he served 18 months. (He says if you think about that, you might begin to understand why we lost that war.)

He is married to Christine Decker, a juvenile court judge, and they have three children, all of whom have left home.

Decker has written a mystery novel, An Environment for Murder, set in Utah. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about Utah.


KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Matt Gephardt

Matt Gephardt - Reporter

Matt Gephardt has been an investigative and consumer reporter at KUTV since 2010. He is the face of KUTV's popular 'Get Gephardt' unit which specializes in advocacy journalism. "If you have a problem you can't solve, Get Gephardt!"

Matt began his career with KUTV in 1998 and has worked virtually every job in KUTV's news department including production control, video editing, news photography, producing, executive producing, and reporting.

Matt lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his family.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Ladd Egan

Ladd Egan - Reporter

A Utah native, Ladd joined KUTV in the fall of 2011 as the Southern Utah Bureau Chief for 2News.

Growing up as the middle child in an almost-baseball-team family of eight boys, Ladd knows all too well that every story has multiple sides. It's that "stuck in the middle" position that makes Ladd love journalism.

After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in broadcast journalism, Ladd spent the next five years in Missouri where he worked as an anchor and news director for the CBS affiliate KRCG.

Ladd is an Emmy-award winning journalist who has also been honored by the Associated Press, the Utah Broadcasters' Association, and the Missouri Broadcasters Association for his work in breaking news anchoring, investigative reporting and feature reporting.

He and his wife, Annie, have four children and are thrilled to be living back in Utah and closer to family.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Dan Rascon

Dan Rascon - Reporter

Emmy award winning and veteran journalist Dan Rascon joined KUTV 2 News in October of 1999.

You will usually see his unique and eye catching reports during the noon, 4 p.m. , 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.

A Colorado native, Dan graduated from Brigham Young University in Broadcast Journalism in 1991.

He has since worked as a reporter in San Diego, Fresno, Los Angeles and Denver.

He has covered everything from the devastating fires and earthquakes in California to the Oklahoma City Bombing trial in Denver, to the 9-11 Terror attack in New York City, to the five week Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping trial in Salt Lake City.

He has won numerous journalism awards for his story telling skills.

Dan is very active in the community, and speaks to various groups in the intermountain area.

He and his wife, Bonni, have 5 children.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Chris Jones

Chris Jones - Reporter

Chris is a veteran reporter of Utah news. He has lived in Salt Lake City for a decade and a half. He spent ten years as a reporter before transitioning to life as, believe it or not, a stock broker.

After a year in the finance business, he made his way back into the world he has always loved, television journalism. He joined KUTV2 in 2008, and has been a staple on the # 1 ranked, 2 News at 10:00pm ever since.

Chris focuses primarily on crime and justice reporting, but you will often find him knee deep in flood waters, or feet away from raging fires in the course of his day.

He has won a couple of awards and has been nominated for an Emmy, he didn't win, and claims he inst mad about that. (we know the truth)

Chris graduated from the University of Missouri-School of Journalism in 1995, and started his career as a reporter at WLOX, in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was the bureau chief, in Pascagoula, but is quick to remind us, there were only 2 people, including himself, in that bureau.

Chris took a long hiatus from snowboarding, but he says just purchased a new board, and is, to the detriment of other skiers, attempting to hit the slopes again.

In 2006 Chris ran the Salt Lake City Marathon and finished.

If you have a story Chris would love to hear from you. Email him at cjones@kutv2.com, or you can follow him on Twitter @ jonesnews, or become a fan of his on Facebook.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Casey Scott

Casey Scott - Reporter

Casey Scott was born and raised in Utah. He grew up in Ogden and attended Ogden High School, where he was a famed break dancer and enjoyed diving and football. He then attended Utah State University where he majored in broadcast journalism. While at USU, he was Vice President of the Inter-Fraternal Council. After five years and a world class hangover, he headed to Salt Lake City to begin a career in radio.

Casey was a part of the Chunga and Mister Show on 101.9 the end for nine years. He eventually grew tired of wearing tights and costumes and decided to pursue a reputable career in television. You can now seem him every morning asking the tough questions on 2News This Morning and Co-Hosting the Fresh Living Show with Debbie Worthen.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Chef Bryan Woolley

Chef Bryan Woolley - Chef

Chef Bryan Woolley shares favorite recipes and tips every weekday at 4pm on the "What's For Dinner" segment.

Click HERE for his on-air recipes.

Website: www.chefbryanwoolley.com

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Dave Fox

Dave Fox - Sports Reporter

Dave has anchored sports since September of 1987. He reports sports news weeknights on KUTV at 6 and 10 p.m where he joins Shauna Lake and Mark Koelbel. He also hosts Talkin' Sports Late Night weeknights on KMYU at 10:37 pm. 

Dave is a Utah native who graduated from Bountiful High School. His television sports reporting career began in Colorado in 1984. From there it was a three-year tour in Las Vegas as Sports Director for the CBS affiliate KLAS, before returning home to Utah and KUTV.

Dave and his wife Kathie have four children, Katie Darling (married to Stephenson), Lauren Parks (married to Casey), Andrew, Kelli, and four grandsons: Daxton, Madden, Beckham, and  Crew and one granddaughter: Kendyl.  They love to spend time with the kids, traveling and having fun.


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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - David James

David James - Sports Reporter

David James joined KUTV 2News in August of 1992 as a Sports Anchor and Reporter. He currently anchors the sports news weekends on 2News. Every Saturday night at 10:35 David hosts "Talkin' Sports", a 30-minute sports highlight and interview show. Sunday evening he co-hosts a one hour edition of Talkin' Sports.

David is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara. His television sports reporting career began at KEYT in Santa Barbara in 1988. From there he moved to Sacramento where he reported at ABC's KOVR before moving to Utah and KUTV.

In addition to his television duties, David also hosts the morning drive sports radio talk show on "97.5/1280TheZone". He was named the 1996 Utah Sportscaster of the year by the National Sportscaster and Sportswriter Association. David is a family man who loves to hike, play basketball and spend time with his wife Marina, son Ryan and daughter Lia.

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Adam Mikulich

Adam Mikulich - Sports Reporter

Since graduating from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University Adam Mikulich has put together a resume that includes stops in Western Washington, Southeast Idaho, Central Illinois, and the greater Salt Lake area. "I consider myself a jack of all trades sports guy, says Mikulich." Early on in my career some of the best advice I received was to learn all facets of the industry and that the on-camera stuff would come naturally." That's why you might run into Adam out at a sporting event with his sleeves rolled up and a camera on his shoulder.

Adam was a Producer at Fox Sports Northwest in Bellevue, Washington before taking his first on-air job with KIFI Local News 8 in Idaho Falls/ Pocatello, where he helped re-invent a great tradition of high school sports coverage. "Nothing beats giving it up for local kids," he says. "To put kids in the spotlight and see the smiles on their faces makes me feel like a million dollars!"

After a stop in the gem state Adam was Sports Director at WCIA (CBS) in Champaign, Illinois for more than two years making trips to nine of the (then) eleven campuses in the Big Ten Conference. He also lived a lifelong dream covering the 2009 MLB All Star Game in St. Louis.

Adam joined the team at KUTV in July of 2010. He arrived in town on a Wednesday, and anchored Talkin' Sports for the first time a short three days later. "Honestly, being hired by 2 News was like winning the lottery," he says. "When I was making the drive out here and the lay of the land started forming into mountains it felt like a true homecoming!" Adam was on the front line for "Jimmermania" and was the only reporter to visit the BYU basketball star's hometown of Glens Falls, NY and tell his back story. Adam has done NCAA Tournament trips to Denver and New Orleans. He's done bowl games in Boise, Dallas, and San Diego. He's also taken you fishing in Alaska, fly casting on the Middle Provo, and golfing at some of Utah's top courses. Adam has cooked in the 2 News kitchen, dared to try Cross Fit with a camera rolling, he took you swimming with brine shrimp in the Great Salt Lake, into the mountains running RAGNAR, and fills in on Fresh Living from time to time!

Adam is a native of Snohomish, Washington and bleeds WAZZU Cougar Crimson and Gray. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to run trails, fly fish, and go looking for wildlife. "Utah is a perfect for me, and I plan on being a perfect fit for Utah's viewers," says Mikulich. "Everyone out there can feel free to drop me a line at any time, and please say 'hello' should our paths cross out in the community!"

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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Sterling Poulson

Sterling Poulson - Meteorologist

Sterling Poulson is the Chief Meteorologist for 2News and can be seen on the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts Monday through Friday, joining the KUTV 2News Weather Team as an anchor, weather producer and meteorologist in December 1989. He is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society, and served a three-year term as a member of the Board of Broadcast Meteorologists from 1997-2000. In June of 2000, he chaired the AMS Broadcaster's Conference in San Francisco.

This veteran forecaster graduated with a degree in Meteorology and fine-tuned his forecasting skills as a member of the United States Air Force. During that time he was assigned to the National Emergency Command Aircraft, 1st Airborne Command Control Squadron in direct support of "Air Force One" at Andrews AFB, Maryland. He was a Severe Storms Forecaster, assigned to the Air Force Global Weather Center and also provided aviation forecasts in support of Air Force and Department of Defense missions worldwide. He served a thirteen-month tour in Vietnam from 1970-1971. He retired from military after 27 years of service in 2011, but is still involved with the military as a board member of the Utah National Guard Charitable Trust. Sterling's television career began in 1985 when he joined KSL television in Salt Lake City as a weather producer and meteorologist.
 
Sterling is the Music Director and Founder of The Choral Arts Society of Utah, conducting as many as six concerts each year with the 120 voice choir, including the Days of 47 Pops Concert and the KUTV Holiday Pops Concert.  He is a member of the board of directors of the Clark Planetarium and the West Valley Symphony of Utah.  In his spare time, he is active in the community, speaking to organizations and schools about the television industry, weather and music.

Sterling resides in Centerville with his wife Danette and enjoys fishing and spending time with his family, including his five children and eight grandchildren.


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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Debbie Worthen

Debbie Worthen - Meteorologist

"Yep, I look taller on TV."  It's what meteorologist Debbie Worthen finds herself saying most-often when she meets people for the first time.  As the morning and noon meteorologist, she gets to spend most of her time at the weather wall.  But what she likes almost as much as the weather is having fun with her friends on the show.  She spent her first eight years in broadcasting as a reporter and anchor before making the full-time change to the weather department in 2006.  The move came after going back to school for three more years to get certified to be a broadcast meteorologist.  (Attention working moms:  If you're considering going back call me before you get started!  It's a family affair!)

Debbie attended Cottowood High School before graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's of Science in Communications.  She has worked in Pocatello, Idaho, Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada.  She lives in the south end of the valley with her husband, two daughters and one crazy puppy.


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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Jill Margetts

Jill Margetts - Meteorologist

Meteorologist Jill Margetts is thrilled to be forecasting the weather in her home state. Whether it's a major snowstorm, intense heat, sub-freezing temperatures or a severe thunderstorm, you can count on her forecast to get you through your week. You can catch Jill on 2News This Morning from 4:30am to 6:00am.  She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds their Seal of Approval.

Jill started her broadcasting career in Idaho Falls doing weekend weather and reporting the news. She'll never forget how the brutal Idaho temperatures made her eyeballs feel like they were freezing while she was outside shooting her video. Oddly enough, she also covered a number of snake stories ranging from an 8-foot python lost in the walls of an old apartment building, to hundreds of Garter snakes taking over a family's home. She even fainted at one of these snake stories which earned her the nickname of "the snake reporter".

Her next stop in t.v. news was Memphis Tennessee. Tennessee brought warmer winters, but lots of severe weather. Jill spent countless hours monitoring tornadoes and thunderstorms, even in the middle of the night.

Jill lives in the Wasatch Front with her husband and two little boys. She loves playing softball, watching HGTV and being a mom!


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KUTV2 :: Newsteam - Lindsay Storrs

Lindsay Storrs - Meteorologist

Lindsay Storrs joined the 2 News team in July 2004 and is currently the Weekend Meteorologist & Co-host of 2News This Morning Weekend Edition. She was born and raised in Utah Valley. Lindsay developed a love for weather when she was nine years old and learned about tornadoes in her science class. She was fascinated by the subject and, at that young age, made a goal to become be a broadcast meteorologist.

Lindsay graduated from Orem High School and began her broadcast studies at KBYU while attending Brigham Young University. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Physical Geography. From there, she pursued her post-graduate education in Meteorology through USDA Graduate School in Washington D.C.

Lindsay began her career in Lake Charles, Louisiana as the Chief Meteorologist for the local FOX affiliate. From there, she moved to Reno, Nevada where she worked for the local NBC affiliate as their Weekend Meteorologist. In 2004, Lindsay returned home to Utah, where she joined the 2 News Weather Team.

Lindsay is a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds their Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Seal. The Associated Press has recognized her work with awards for both her weathercasts and severe weather updates.

Lindsay and her family currently reside in Utah Valley. Lindsay enjoys traveling, blogging, eating chocolate, and spending time with her husband, Mike, and their four children--Connor, Aiden, Cohen & Vivienne.

Position: Weekend Meteorologist, 2NewsAM Weekend Anchor 
Year Hired: 2004
First TV Appearance: KBYU--January 1999
Dream Job: World Traveler
Favorite Program: The Amazing Race
Role Model: My Mom
Why I'm A Journalist: I have loved weather for as long as I can remember! I never even thought of doing anything else!
Alma Mater: BYU
Hometown: Orem, Utah
Height: 5'5"
Star Sign: Libra
Kids: 4
Siblings: 2
Hobbies: Blogging, traveling, & eating anything with sugar
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Favorite Sports Team: BYU--of course
Favorite Destination: Southern California


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