Doug Fabrizio

Host/Executive Producer

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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Kingdom of Nauvoo

Apr 2, 2020
Renee Bright / KUER

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered for their semi-annual General Conference April 4-5, historian Benjamin E. Park shared the fascinating history of the city of Nauvoo, an LDS religious utopia situated on the banks of the Mississippi. 



In mid-March, with the coronavirus crisis breaking in Utah, Governor Gary Herbert announced that all of Utah’s K-12 public schools would close and learning would go online. That’s 1,200 schools closed. 

Brian Albers / KUER

If you live in the Salt Lake area, you may have noticed that the air is a little clearer these days, with so few cars on the road due to the COVID-19 shutdown.

Renee Bright / KUER


According to a 2015 Pew research poll, a hefty percentage of Americans believe in a traditional Christian afterlife, with 72% of those polled stating they believe in heaven and 58% believing in hell.


Not in recent memory has the question “How are you feeling” been asked by so many with such sincerity.

Renee Bright / KUER


Theoretical physicist Brian Greene has a very special talent: He can explain deeply complicated scientific principles in a way that makes them comprehensible to the layperson. 

Kelsie Moore / KUER


We’re talking about the impact of the coronavirus on Utah – our local businesses, arts organizations, neighbors and friends. How are we coping?  

Renee Bright / KUER


It was an international corporation that became an eighteenth century colonial power with its own army – and all entirely run by British stockholders who reported  to a board of directors in London, most of whom had never been to India. 

Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology


In his recent article for The Atlantic, Dr. Jeremy Brown, author of Influenza: The 100-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History, wrote: “If the terrible influenza pandemic of 1918 and the current coronavirus outbreak share one feature, it is this: People are terribly afraid.” 

Brian Albers


As an essayist and novelist, writer Ben Fountain was an unlikely choice to pen a monthly column about the 2016 presidential election for the British newspaper, The Guardian. He’d never worked as a journalist, and although he’s passionate about U.S. politics, he had never written about a presidential election.