Utah born Reece Stein joined KUTV 2 in 1968 where he worked as a news reporter before moving to the Sports Department in 1972. As a fulltime Sports Reporter Reece traveled the state of Utah covering local prep sports plus outdoor recreation. Over the course of forty years he became synonymous with Utah’s outdoor coverage garnering numerous awards including: Utah Sportscaster of the Year, 1976, 1977, 1980; 1st Place, Sports Coverage, Utah Broadcasters Association, 1994, 2000; 1st Place, Sports Coverage, Society of Professional Journalists, 1994, 2000; 1st Place, Outdoor Writers Association of America; 1st Place, National Recreation and Parks Association, 1984. Other notable achievements include weekly productions of the popular ‘Where Reece?’, a segment highlighting Reece’s adventures in obscure areas of Utah, plus KUTV’s ‘Prep Athlete of the Week Report’ and The Utah Coaches’ Show. Reece was also the host of the weekly series ‘Roughing It Outdoors’.
In addition to being recognized as a top-notch sports reporter, Reece has also received commendations for his work in the military serving in the U.S. Army in 1966-68, including one year in Korea. Reece retired from the Utah National Guard in 1998 as a Colonel after 30 years as State Public Affairs Officer on the staff of the State Adjutant General. Special recognitions include: the U.S. Army Legion of Merit Award; the U.S. Army Commendation Medal; the Utah National Guard: Bronze Minuteman Award.
Reece’s new show, Outdoor Family Fun will be posted weekly on Salt TV.