Wright will continue at the station as a special news consultant and correspondent, providing insight and commentary on top news stories for both KSL TV and KSL Newsradio.
He will also continue to host the popular and long-running “KSL Movie Show” on Fridays from 9 a.m. – noon.
“Doug Wright is synonymous with KSL,” said KSL’s General Manager, Tanya Vea. “His show is the place where thought leaders go to talk and tune in to listen. Doug’s insights and interviews have made a significant impact in this state. He is an irreplaceable part of the KSL legacy.”
June 1 is not only Wright’s last daily show on KSL Newsradio; it is his 40th anniversary with the station.
Born and raised in Sugarhouse, Wright got his first job in radio when he was just 16-years old at KDYL in Tooele. Soon after, he landed part-time jobs at KSOP and KRSP while still holding down a job at a grocery store. Within a few years, he found his permanent home with KSL Newsradio.
“We were full service at the time. We were playing music,” Wright said. “Our slogan at the time was ‘the best of everything.'”
Wright started as production director, before becoming a full-time talk show host in 1985.