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Reed Cowan co-anchors News 3 Live at 3, 6 and 7 and reports for News 3 at 11.

Reed has spent nearly two decades covering some of the biggest stories to hit local and network television screens across the country. From the Elizabeth Smart case to the disasters in Haiti to being the first television anchor on the air in Salt Lake City to report the terror attacks on 9-11, live, breaking, unscripted, big story coverage is what he thrives on.

Reed believes journalism is a service profession and serves wherever he lives. As part of this, his list of accomplishments includes being a champion for bullied kids. Reed is responsible for drafting the first of its kind legislation in Utah designed to curb bullying. As part of that effort, he was the co-creator of Mary Kaye Huntsman's Power in You youth mentoring program, which tackled bullying through massive stadium-sized events with school children of all ages.

Reed is a member of the National Speakers Association and, when he’s not on the air, he travels the United States as a professional speaker, having shared the stage with Nobel Peace Prize nominees and former Presidents. Recently, Reed became a TED TALK speaker.

Reed's efforts with The Wesley Smiles Coalition and Oprah Angel Network's Free The Children has helped spur on more than two million dollars for schools and water treatment facilities in Kenya.

While Reed's accolades include numerous Emmy awards, he's most proud of the simple things like being a family man. Reed is the father of four children, Wesley, Kai, Asher & Rion.

Reed is also a bit of a real estate nut, with his most recent project taking place in the Utah ghost town of Myton, where he and his family bought and restored a century-old former Presbyterian Church. Viewers have watched the progress on Facebook by searching for 1915 Chapel House.

"You want to know me, you have to know my core belief," says Reed. "Every Life has a Story, Every Story has a Lesson and every lesson has the power to change the world. To tell stories, to get those lessons out there and to hold a mirror up to a changing world is humbling. It's a high honor." -Reed Cowan