'Back To Studio': TV Veteran Rod Decker Retires
It's the end of an era in local TV news.
The familiar booming voice of reporter Rod Decker signed off for the final time Thursday night for Channel 2 news.
The KUTV veteran covered Utah for more than 37 years, spanning six governors, 17,000 stories and a vastly changed media environment.
In a tribute video from Channel 2, Sen. Orrin Hatch and other top elected officials recalled Decker’s signature hard-charging interviews that often put them on the spot.
“He's a good guy," said Hatch. "And that doesn't always mean that he's given me a free ride, it’s always been a tough interview.”
The 76-year-old journalist is a published author and says he plans to write another book about Utah in his retirement.