Bill Gephardt’s 1-on-1 interview with KUTV’s Rod Decker; the reasons behind Rod’s retirement, state of TV news

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 14, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Rod Decker, the loud, if not legendary political reporter for KUTV, is hanging up his microphone (not that he ever really needed one), calling it quits to an on-air career that’s spanned nearly 40 years.

Known for his brash, no-nonsense reporting style, the prolific Decker has been a daily fixture in Utah’s TV living rooms since Jimmy Carter was president.

Since then he’s worked diligently to distill the complex and often peculiar workings of Utah’s politics into something everyone could understand.

KUTV political reporter Rod Decker talks about his impending retirement with Bill Gephardt. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Richard Trelles

In a wide-ranging interview with friend and former KUTV colleague Bill Gephardt, Decker talked about his reason for retiring, the state of TV news, and his budding career as a soon-to-be-published political historian.

Photo: Gephardt Daily/Richard Trelles

To see the video, plus hear one of Rod’s infamous “mic checks,” please click on the player above.

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