Sam Farnsworth

Sports Director

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mailto:sfarnsworth@kktv.com

Sam has been a part of the KKTV Sports team since March of 2010. After working for two and-a-half years alongside award winning Sportscaster Jesse Kurtz, Sam was promoted to Sports Director at KKTV.

Sam has been a part of the KKTV Sports team since March of 2010. He has worked in professional TV news in one capacity or another since 2002.

Sam’s first job at a TV station was working as a studio camera operator and then Assistant Sports Producer for KSL Ch. 5 in Salt Lake City. But he’s been calling play-by-play to basketball games in the driveway and wiffle ball games in the backyard since his days at Westmore Elementary School.

After working at KSL for four years he moved to Grand Junction, Colorado for his first on-air job where he worked as Weekend Sports Anchor and then Sports Director for KKCO – NBC 11 News.
Sam left Grand Junction after three and-a-half years to join KKTV.
After working for two and-a-half years alongside award winning Sportscaster Jesse Kurtz, Sam was promoted to Sports Director at KKTV. Sam was awarded “Best Sportscater” by both the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) and Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) for the year 2012.

Sam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Utah in 2005.

The smartest decision Sam has ever made in his life and his greatest accomplishment was when he married Sadie Peavler in December, 2008. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Madison and Ella.


Latest Sports Headlines

Updated: 04/23/2018 - Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 on Sunday night.

Posted: 04/22/2018 - Nolan Arenado was initially called safe when he tried to score on a bases-loaded pitch that bounced to the backstop, then was ruled out on a video review that ended a 9-7 win for the Chicago Cubs over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

Posted: 04/21/2018 - Nolan Arenado had two hits to back six strong innings from Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies used a big fifth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Saturday night.