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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While impending fatherhood will add a whole different kind of stress for Hayward, this summer should be less emotionally taxing than 2014.
Before being called up by the Jazz, Cotton averaged 22.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 34 games with the Austin Spurs.
Future options will be discussed at length by Jazz brass with the draft approaching in June and the free-agency period just behind it in July.
Second-half surge helped young Jazz make big strides as they finish 13 games better than in 2013-14.
Rodney Hood becomes the third player in Jazz history to earn an NBA player of the month honor; Indiana beats Utah in a lottery tiebreaker.
A quick look at the status of each Jazz player.
Unlike Monday when they faced a depleted Dallas squad, the Jazz won’t be so fortunate Wednesday night in Houston when they take on a Rockets team that still has plenty to play for in terms of playoff posi...
Utah Jazz trainer Gary Briggs couldn’t even guess how many feet — heck, how many miles — of athletic tape he’s wrapped on NBA players during his esteemed career.
Beehive State basketball fans won't have to wait as long as usual to see professional hoops at EnergySolutions Arena as they usually do.
Beginning Monday, I’m taking some personal time off to focus on a few things that are more important than writing about sports.