Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox Plays Sports Reporter For Jazz Home Opener

Oct 22, 2018, 4:42 PM | Updated: 4:54 pm
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox gives his report on the Utah Jazz to the KSL cameras before the Jazz game...
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox gives his report on the Utah Jazz to the KSL cameras before the Jazz game Friday Oct. 19th at Vivint SmartHome Arena. (YouTube Screenshot)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Noted Utah Jazz fan and local social media must-follow Spencer Cox, who happens to also be the lieutenant governor of the Beehive State, took the role of sports reporter for KSL Friday night. He was tasked with covering the Jazz’s home opener against the Golden State Warriors. It was an exciting game for fans and a grueling day on the job for the lieutenant governor.

Here’s a look at the day through Cox’s eyes:


The day began with a media scrum after the Jazz’s morning shootaround session.

Cox took to the air for the first time as a Jazz reporter at 5 p.m. Friday night.

Tanya Vea, general manager of KSL Broadcasting, was thrilled to have Cox on board, if only for the day.

Cox felt a little more confident in his second on-air report before the game.


The game tipped off and Cox had a hard time hiding his fanhood among the rest of the objectively-viewed media.

He did, however, offer his insight on the game to his followers.

The Thrilling Finish

As the game wound down to the exciting conclusion, Cox was barely able to contain his own enthusiasm.


After the Warriors’ Jonas Jerebko hit the game winning shot, Cox got behind-the-scenes access with the Jazz and continued to provide excellent reporting.

At the end of the day, Cox gave thanks for the opportunity to enjoy a Jazz game as a reporter, even if he had to maintain somewhat of a neutral facade.

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