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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Snyder certainly believes his team is in a better spot now than before the Jazz said their first “Aloha!” in Hawaii last week.
Jazz power forward Trevor Booker gets tossed after smacking Laker center Roy Hibbert in the face.
Shooting guard Alec Burks shouldered the offensive load for the Jazz down the stretch, scoring a game-high 27 points.
Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors was listed with a sore right groin, but the injury isn't serious.
While fans and media are enamored with the rookie point guard, the Jazz coach tapped the brakes a bit on the Neto lovefest after his impressive debut.
Jazz forward finding his strength, and Utah coaches and teammates are marveling.
Joe Ingles will remember two moments from the Utah Jazz’s 90-71 preseason win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, including one against Bryant.
In some ways, Sunday’s exhibition-opening win over the Los Angeles Lakers was a microcosm of the Utah Jazz’s 2014-15 season.
It’s a good thing Utah’s first-year players make a living playing basketball, not singing or dancing.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder is intrigued to see how his players balance being in a tropical paradise with their basketball duties during the team’s six-day stay in Hawaii.