Rod Zundel is the 2007 Utah sportscaster of the year. Rod currently reports and anchors for KSL 5 Television’s Eyewitness News Sports (SportsBeat). Rod hosts KSL 5 Golf Utah show on KSL during the summer and was host of KSL 5 Outdoor Adventures. Rod has provided play by play commentary for Southern Utah University and Dixie State on KSL’s former sister station KCSG. Rod is the recipient of the Society of Professional Journalist Award for excellence in the journalistic field. Prior to joining KSL 5 in 1995, Rod worked for two other stations as a sportscaster: KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, for eight years, and KIFI in Idaho Falls, Idaho, for four years.
Rod was born in Brigham City and raised on a dairy farm in West Fielding, Utah. His involvement in sports began back at Bear River High School. He was a quarterback in football, where he received an All-State Honorable Mention and was named to the All-Region Five and All-Area football teams. He also lettered in basketball, tennis, and was student body president.
Rod continued his football career at Rick’s College in 1982, then moved on to Weber State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations.
Rod’s experience includes performing as a professional rodeo clown and as an actor with credits on “Touched By An Angel” and “Promised Land.” When he is not covering sports, Rod can be found outside enjoying activities such as golf, fishing, and hunting.