Rod Decker was a 36-year veteran of KUTV in Salt Lake City, spending most of his time as a political reporter.
The flamboyant Decker was known for his prolific output and high-volume reporting style.
Decker was raised in Salt Lake City. He graduated from East High School and the University of Utah. He attended graduate school at the University of Chicago and spent a year as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
During the Vietnam War, Decker was a captain in the U.S. Army and served as an intelligence officer in South Vietnam.
Prior to joining KUTV in 1980, Decker worked as a columnist for the Deseret News.