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Jake Edmonds

By Jake Edmonds 2:33 PM January 4, 2014

Sports Reporter

What a great way to start my sports broadcasting career! When I graduated from BYU in April of 2014, I had no idea where I would end up and I really couldn’t have hoped for a better place than Anchorage and specifically KTVA.

I grew up just south of Salt Lake City, so I have been around mountains my entire life. In fact, the landscape of Salt Lake City is almost identical to Anchorage – mountains on the east side, salty water on the west.

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t like sports. As a kid, I played on little league basketball and baseball teams. In baseball, I was so small and scared of the ball that when I was up to bat my coach would tell me to crouch down as low as I could to make the strike zone as small as possible. In basketball, I could dribble the heck out of the ball, but when it came time to shoot, I could barely get the ball above the rim. Ultimately, I fell in love with college football and basketball watching my parents’ alma mater, Brigham Young University, on a regular basis.

When it came time to go to college, BYU was the only option for me and, sure enough, I headed south to Provo, UT right after high school. I thought I was going to be like my dad – an accountant. It wasn’t long, though, until I realized I did NOT want to spend the rest of my life crunching numbers in an office. My dream was to become a sports reporter.

At BYU, I was part of a weekly, award-winning, half-hour sports show. I did everything from reporting and producing to anchoring the show. While that was for a local audience, I was also able to work as a sports reporter for BYUtv Sports – a university-run station with a national reach.

I have been able to write stories about football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and rugby and cover events that have taken me to places like Las Vegas, Madison, Wisconsin, and all around the state of Utah. I have loved every minute of it. But possibly my greatest achievement at BYU was meeting my wife, Stacia.

Working at KTVA and living in Anchorage is an exciting opportunity and I hope to make the best of it!

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