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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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Do not adjust your computer screen or your eye prescription after reading the stat lines of Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood from the Jazz's victory Friday night.
The Jazz will have an unexpected back-to-back coming out of the All-Star break when it must fly cross-country and back to play the Wizards on the road followed by a home game against the Celtics the next night.
With Friday night’s game against Milwaukee, the Jazz have a good opportunity to finish the extended homestand with a fifth consecutive win before the team departs on a three-game road trip leading up to t...
Lyles, the 12th overall pick in last year's draft, will be paired up with Raul Neto on the international team and, like his point guard teammate, he said he’d love to go one-on-one against Rodney Hood at ...
The Jazz coach spent much of his postgame interview Monday complimenting Hayward for what he's done for himself and the team this season.
The Jazz score the final three points of regulation in a bizarre way and then dominate overtime for their first three-game winning streak of the season.
Favors, who missed time with back spasms, said that his mattress had gotten old and soft.
The Jazz get yet another chance to win three straight Monday at home, something that hasn't happened since last season.
Utah lost to the T-Wolves when they played in December without injured Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors. The presence of Gobert and Favors was notable in the Jazz’s bounce-back 103-90 win Friday night.
Shortly after delivering a passionate sermon about The Mailman, a Bronx pizzeria owner received the surprise of his life from his childhood hero.