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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Beginning Monday, I’m taking some personal time off to focus on a few things that are more important than writing about sports.
Sometimes, getting unexpected challenges and then conquering them are accompanied by pleasant rewards — such as a hard-earned win to extend a season-high winning streak and kudos from your coach.
The Jazz, reminiscent of their nail-biting win over the Knicks last Tuesday, eked out an 88-85 win over Detroit.
There are times during a basketball game when Utah Jazz power forward Trevor Booker looks like he’s taking out some of his life’s frustrations.
While out with two foot injuries, the first-year swingman couldn't play or practice, but he didn't want to fall too far behind his teammates during his first year in the NBA.
It’s uncertain whether Rudy Gobert will be able to play Saturday night when the Jazz host another imposing center, Andre Drummond, and the Detroit Pistons.
For Utah to match its longest victory streak in nearly two years, the Jazz must slow Houston and league MVP candidate James Harden.
Idaho power forward Jerrelle Benimon becomes the seventh D-League player to get a tryout with the Jazz this season.
One word was floating around the Jazz's locker room at the Barclays Center on Sunday night after Utah's 95-88 win over Brooklyn.
For the second time on a weeklong road trip, Jazz coach Quin Snyder called off a shootaround hours ahead of Sunday’s game.