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Keith McCord

Keith McCord began working for KSL-TV in Salt Lake City as an anchor in February 1981. He is currently an anchor on the weekend and also works as a reporter for evening newscasts.

McCord has been involved in broadcasting since 1975 when he graduated from Long Beach City College in California with an Associate Degree in telecommunications. His career began as an announcer and news director at a small radio station in Loveland, Colorado. In 1978, he became a television news anchor, at the CBS affiliate KYCU-TV in Cheyenne, Wyoming. For his first broadcast there, he wore a lime green suit–no kidding! He also pulled down a huge salary of $800 a month (also, no kidding!). In 1980, he anchored at KRDO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

In 2013, Keith became an Emmy winner as he was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Emmy Silver Circle Society, an award marking 25 years of outstanding service to the broadcasting industry. Keith loves golf, the L.A. Dodgers, and hopes the Olympics return to Utah someday. He lives in North Salt Lake.

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