Randall Carlisle has been a leading Utah journalist for nearly 30 years. The two-time Emmy award winner moved to Utah in 1982 working as an anchor for KUTV. He left the Salt Lake market in the mid 1980’s for gigs in Dallas and Minneapolis before returning as the Main Anchor for KTVX in 1991.
He is perhaps best known for his work on a feature called “Wednesday’s Child” where he reported on hard to place children in foster care looking for adoptive homes. He received an Emmy Award for that work and was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America with Joan Lunden.
In 1996, he traveled with the Salt Lake Olympic Bid Committee culminating in live coverage from Budapest, Hungary when Salt Lake was awarded the 2002 Winter Olympics. In 1999, Randall was awarded his second Emmy for coverage of The Utah Winter Games. Other notable work include the coverage of many stories that have shaped the state’s history, including historic governors’ races, the deaths of several LDS prophets, and the mine disasters in central Utah. Early in his career Randall was recognized for his groundbreaking coverage of the Kent State shootings, plus a one-on-one interview with U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
Outside of news Randall has served on the boards of The Children’s Service Society, The Utah Assistive Technology Foundation and The Salt Lake Acting Company. He has also been an active fundraiser for organizations like Ballet West, The Boys and Girls Club, The National Ability Center, The Rape Recovery Center and The Utah Arts Festival. Randall and his wife Betsy Bradley live in, and believe in, downtown Salt Lake City. Together, they were considered pioneers as they turned the old Firestone Tire Building into a thriving residential and commercial property long before this kind of development existed in Salt Lake City. Today, they continue to look to the future of Salt Lake City, and all of Utah, with hope and promise.
Randall is currently the founder of the Carlisle Media Advisors, LLC.