Jody Genessy
Jody is a sports writer who covers the Utah Jazz for the Deseret News (yeah, rough life). He also writes about his fitness/health journey and triathlon exploits in his "Losing It!" column. He has been with the paper since 1995, writing about everything from high school and college sports to Olympic hockey, a weight-lifting great-grandma and seeing the back of Britney Spears' hat at the Sundance Film Festival. Genessy's journalism career began at (you guessed) McDonald's in Taylorsville, where he was an assistant manager and the editor-in-chief of the McD Monthly while attending college in the early 1990s. Since then, Genessy turned down an opportunity to attend Hamburger University (true story), became Sports Editor and Sports Information Director at the Salt Lake Community College, landed a gig with the Deseret News, wrote a few thousand stories, won a few national and local awards his poor family still hears about - and completed an Ironman triathlon, to boot. The Herriman resident - and proud Kearns native - is the father of three adorable children and the husband of one smoking-hot wife, Heather. He served an LDS mission in Switzerland and France from 1990-92, so please pardon his French.

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That was evident on the Jazz's six-game road trip, during which Exum strung together some nice games.
The team has a few days off after a 3-3 record on its recent road trip, and everybody likes the direction they're headed.
Also, the Jazz didn't act at all surprised by the dunk 37-year-old Vince Carter had in Monday's game.
The Jazz ended their pre-Christmas road trip at the FedEx Forum on Monday with a shocking 97-91 win over the Grizzlies.
Backup power forward remained in Charlotte for an undisclosed medical reason, but will be back after the road trip ends.
The versatile small forward made his first visit to Charlotte since the Hornets laid out the red carpet and signed him to a max contract offer sheet.
Even though Utah had some rare momentum coming in to Time Warner Cable Arena, the Jazz looked very much like a team that was playing its fourth road game in five nights.
Former Duke player spent more than a decade at Duke before leaving for Missouri for his first job as a head coach.
Gobert pulled off the play of the game/week/first two months on that night in Miami.

ORLANDO, Fla. — It’s taken a while — and who knows if the warm Florida climate had something to do with it — but the Utah Jazz are finally getting used to doing a couple of things.