Archives: Our Team Members

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Mark Jackson

A Southern transplant to beautiful Utah, Mark Jackson has lived in the state for 10 years now. He loves to travel and watch sports. 
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Eric Cabrera

Eric Cabrera was born and raised in the San Francisco California Bay Area. Life and opportunity for education brought him to Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland. On a whim as a young family, they made a move to Utah, planted roots and have remained here for 21 years. Eric is a proud girl dad […]
1 month ago
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Adam Small

Adam Small has been with KSL NewsRadio since September 2020. He started out anchoring weekend and nighttime newscasts before becoming a reporter for Utah’s Morning News in the fall of 2022. Since then, he has covered a wide array of stories, from floods to fires, major crimes, a presidential visit and even the earthly arrival […]
1 month ago
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Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kristen Taylor Sorensen

Kristen Taylor Sorensen is the Assistant Program Director and has been with KSL NewsRadio since 2017. Before coming to KSL, Kristen worked at WAMU in Washington, D.C. as a producer, reporter and project manager and has won awards for her work on the long-form documentary Lower Income, Higher Ed. Before becoming a journalist, Kristen was […]
1 month ago
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Simone Seikaly

Simone Seikaly

Simone has worked in multiple positions in radio and radio news throughout her broadcasting career. From Salt Lake City to Seattle, to Miami and Denver, and finally, back home to Utah. She has had the privilege of writing and anchoring news at heritage radio stations and learning from the best minds and creative talent in […]
2 years ago
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Tim Hughes

For more than three decades, the name and voice of Tim Hughes has been a part of Utah broadcasting and the Salt Lake Community. An Idaho native, Tim came to the Wasatch Front to attend broadcast school in 1979. After graduation and a short three-month stint in his hometown of Pocatello and Blackfoot, he returned […]
2 years ago
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Amanda Dickson

Amanda Dickson co-hosts Utah’s #1 rated morning show, Utah’s Morning News on KSL NewsRadio. Amanda also hosts the award-winning program A Woman’s View, heard Sunday mornings on KSL and via podcast. Amanda is a much sought-after speaker, inspiring and motivating groups and emceeing events for schools and non-profit organizations. She sits on the boards of the National Kidney Foundation […]
2 years ago
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Emily Ashmead

Debbie Dujanovic

Debbie Dujanovic knew she wanted to be a news reporter by age 8. She graduated Arizona State University in 1989 and immediately accepted a position as an assignment editor at the CBS affiliate in Phoenix. In early 1990, she moved to Yuma, Arizona where she anchored, reported and did weekend weather. Later that year she […]
2 years ago
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Sam Herrera

Sam Herrera

Sam Herrera is a digital content producer for KSL NewsRadio. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City but her family originally comes from Tijuana and Pajacuarán.   Growing up, her nose was always in a book. So, it was to no one’s surprise when she finished a degree in Journalism & Digital Media […]
2 years ago
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Emily Ashmead

Dave Noriega

Dave Noriega jumped into the media fray in 2001 as a news editor and photographer at ABC 4 News in Salt Lake City. He covered such memorable and heartbreaking stories as 9/11, the abduction and return of Elizabeth Smart, and the murder of Lori Hacking. After years of working in news, Dave chased his dream […]
6 years ago
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Emily Ashmead

Boyd Matheson

Boyd is the host of Inside Sources, weekdays from 1-3 p.m.. Previously, Boyd Matheson was the opinion editor and head of strategic reach at the Deseret News. He is best known for his principle-based approach to solving issues. For over 25 years he has worked as a consultant, executive strategist and performance coach with global […]
6 years ago
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Jeff Caplan

Jeff fell in love with Utah when he fell in love with a Utahn. Now married for eight years, his love affair with the Beehive State continues. For most of his broadcasting career, Jeff woke-up New York City every morning on WCBS Newsradio. He reported live on the rise of Rudy Giuliani, the reign of the Yankees, […]
6 years ago
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Maria Shilaos

Maria loves her job because she learns something new every day and is able to share that information with others. Born and raised in Utah, Maria graduated from Olympus High School and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Utah. As a longtime […]
6 years ago
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Rikki Meece

My “big break” came when I was 17 and started working weekends at my small, hometown radio station. A few years prior, I was sitting in my 9th grade English class on career day when the realization came to me, “This is what I was born to do.” Radio is my passion, and that makes […]
6 years ago
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Andy Farnsworth

Few people, if any, can say they know traffic patterns and movies as well as our own Andy Farnsworth does. Andy has been on KSL’s airwaves since 2003 and spent nearly a decade as the state of Utah’s only airborne traffic reporter and KSL NewsRadio’s “Eye in the Sky” before finally landing in the KSL […]
6 years ago
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Kira Hoffelmeyer

Kira Hoffelmeyer of KSL NewsRadio was born and raised in Utah but dreamed of rain and evergreens. Yet her time at the University of Oregon, the Daily Emerald, and KLCC News wasn’t enough to keep her away from the Wasatch Mountains and Southern Utah red rocks. But not before earning the nickname “Hoff”, despite her […]
6 years ago
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Dan Bammes

Dan Bammes started working in radio in his hometown of Provo, Utah in 1974. He has a degree in broadcast news from Brigham Young University. Through the years, he’s worked for many commercial and public stations as well as in public relations. He also taught radio journalism as an adjunct professor at the University of […]
6 years ago
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Mitch Harper

Mitch Harper is a radio host of Cougar Sports Saturday and the Cougar Tracks podcast for KSL Newsradio. Having covered the Cougars professionally since 2014, Harper has become one of the go-to voices in BYU coverage the past five years. Mitch was born in Salt Lake City and has followed Cougar sports his entire life. […]
6 years ago
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Matthew Baiamonte

Matthew Baiamonte got into sports broadcasting at a young age when he became the play-by-play “Voice of the Vikings” at Pleasant Grove High School as a senior in 2006. He covered both the men’s basketball and football teams on KPGR 88.1FM. Following mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Switzerland and […]
6 years ago
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Becky Bruce

Becky Bruce joined the KSL News team on New Year’s Eve, 2007, as Executive Producer of Utah’s Afternoon News. She likes to think of herself as a pioneer — she came to Utah in a minivan, towing a U-Haul trailer some 2,000 miles across frozen prairies to get here. She loves Utah’s mountains and low […]
6 years ago
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Emily Ashmead

Eric Butler

Eric Butler is a long-time radio veteran, from the ripe-old age of 16, with most of it devoted to country music until he moved to Utah a few years ago from New Mexico. In fact, he still hosts a weekly country oldies show back in his old state and is happiest listening to some combination […]
6 years ago
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Emily Ashmead

Michele Rowe

Michele received her B.A. from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and went on to start her career in broadcasting at KSL TV. Michele was hired as a video editor in TV News as well as other special projects. Shortly after she was hired she expanded her duties to work as a broadcast graphic designer […]
6 years ago
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Dave Cawley

Dave Cawley might have been born to fly. His brother, father and grandfather have all made their livings in the cockpits of commercial aircraft. Dave decided at a young age to pursue a different path. He took the microphone instead of the yoke. Instead of starting his announcements with “this is your captain speaking,” he […]
6 years ago
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Taun Beddes

Taun was raised around agriculture, and his first job was on a local farm. Since then, he has continued to work in and with the local green industry and still enjoys working directly in the soil. Educationally, Taun has a B.S. of Ornamental Horticulture and an M.S. in Plant Science. He currently is employed by […]
6 years ago