Longtime Utah News Director Dies

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Salt Lake Tribune

Brink Chipman, longtime television news producer and news director for KSL Channel 5, died at his Boise home earlier this week after a long bout with colon cancer.

Chipman, 66, joined KSL in 1996 and retired from the television news business in 2004 after more than four years as KSL’s news director. Prior to that, he was the station’s managing editor.


Before moving to KSL, Chipman worked for rival station, KUTV Channel 2, where he was a news producer and off-air reporter.

He also served as a news director at stations in Tucson, Ariz., Portland, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. More…