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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Eleven-year-old Parker Young’s optimistic attitude has taught Kyle Collinsworth a great life lesson — and helped his BYU basketball team last season, too.
The former Weber State star had a rough start to his Jazz debut, but he was tearing it up by the time summer league ended.
Heading into his third season as the Jazz's coach, Snyder is hopeful his team will "evolve in a really, really positive way."
The Jazz wrapped up summer-league action Friday with a 92-88 win over the Lakers, but the most important part of this two-week experience ended earlier this week.
The Jazz shooting guard will help train Team USA for the Olympics next week as part of the country's Select Team.
Fredette, whose Nuggets beat the Jazz 80-60, is maintaining a positive attitude while he tries to prove himself worthy of an NBA roster spot once again.
The Jazz center discusses his decision to join Team France: "We can do something great, so let’s do it."
Utah advances in the NBA Summer League playoffs with an 86-71 win over Portland despite Trey Lyles' absence.
Jakob Poeltl calls it a "bonus" to have old college teammate Delon Wright on his first NBA team.
The Jazz fall to 1-2 in Las Vegas and will play the Blazers again when the summer league playoffs begin Wednesday.