Legendary Utah TV reporter Rod Decker retiring from KUTV

Veteran TV reporter Rod Decker announced his retirement from KUTV Ch. 2. Courtesy Photo: KUTV

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 11, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Rod Decker, longtime political reporter for KUTV in Salt Lake City, is calling it quits. 

According to station sources, Decker, a 36-year veteran of Channel 2, will retire in mid-September.

The flamboyant Decker — 75 and known for his prolific output and high-volume reporting style — made his decision known earlier this week.

Decker was raised in Salt Lake City. He graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago and spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

During the Vietnam War, Decker was a captain in the U.S. Army and served as an intelligence officer in South Vietnam.

Prior to joining KUTV in 1980, Decker worked as a columnist for the Deseret News.


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