Dick Nourse has been a dominant force in Utah broadcasting for more than forty years. Originally from Grand Junction, Colorado he started his career in radio as a teenager, where his drive and ambition soon caught the attention of listeners and managers alike.
Yet despite his early success, Dick decided to expand his horizons, attending Mesa College in Grand Junction, Colorado and later BYU in Provo. Then, in 1964, he joined KSL 5 in Salt Lake City and never looked back. Over the course of the next 40 years he built one of the most impressive followings of any journalist in the country, ultimately gaining the distinction of being the most watched local TV news anchor in the United States. Known for his steady, calm delivery and deep, rich baritone, Dick became a fixture in Utah households; the voice Utahns trusted most to bring them the vital news of the day. In 1967, he spent an entire month reporting from Vietnam. Thirty years later he made a return trip, efforts many consider to be among the many highlights of his career. Other career highlights and honors include: Election to membership of America's Outstanding Young Men, 1977; The Utah Society of Professional Journalists; The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation; Community Council of Cottonwood Hospital; the Great Salt Lake Development Committee; and the Utah Air Force Association. Dick has also served as honorary chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and as president of the Cottonwood Alta View Hospital Health Care Foundation. As a cancer survivor, Dickas honored by then President Ronald Reagan, for championing the cause of cancer research. He’s also an honorary board member of The Cancer Wellness House as well as serving as Honorary Chairman of Camp Kostopoulos, a camp for handicapped children and adults. In 2000, Dick, along with long-time co-anchors Paul James and Bob Welti, was inducted into the Utah Broadcast Hall of Fame. He retired from KSL in 2007. In addition to his new role a Chief Correspondent for Salt TV, Dick was pivotal in shaping the cutting edge curriculum of The Dick Nourse New Media Center at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah.
Dick currently lives in Salt Lake with his wife Deborah and son Dayne.
He loves classic cars, sailing and spending time with family and friends.