Richard "Dick" Nourse
Diploma, General Education
Mesa College, 1960
Dick Nourse got his broadcast career started in western Colorado. He worked at both KDTA in Delta and KREX (radio) in Grand Junction. He has been with KSL-TV in Salt Lake City, Utah as news anchorman for the past 38 years.
Dick served in the United States Army and Air Force and remains active in various veterans' activities. He was a journalist in Vietnam in 1967. The high point of his career was returning to Vietnam for one month interviewing military personnel from Utah to get their impressions of the war. He also returned to Vietnam 30 years later to renew acquaintances in that country and attempt to resolve some of his own unrest since the war.
He was listed as one of America's Outstanding Young Men in 1977. Dick, a two-time cancer survivor, was honored by President Reagan as an outstanding survivor of cancer. He is very active in numerous medical societies including United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and the American Cancer Society. He is president of the Cottonwood Alta View Hospital Health Care Foundation.
Dick loves vintage cars and displays two of his own in various car shows throughout Utah. He is an avid sailor, golfer, and weight lifter.
Dick is married to Debra M. Peterson, formerly of Logan, Utah. He has a daughter and son, as well as three stepchildren.Richard Nourse 2002