Joe Prokop’s original KUED documentaries capture the essence of the Intermountain West. He received a Gold Award for Best Documentary from the Utah Broadcasters Association in 2004 for his chronicle of land conservation in The Jackson Hole Story. He also created The Spirit of Fort Douglas, which broadcast in conjunction with Salt Lake City’s 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
An avid outdoorsman, he produced Adventure Utah, a pilot for a series spotlighting recreational activities across the scenic state.
Prokop was also associate producer for Maynard Dixon: To the Desert Again and Healthcare: Facing Barriers. He also worked as a production assistant on the national PBS documentary series, The Mormons, part of WGBH Boston’s The American Experience.
Committed to the educational power of television, he has produced numerous University of Utah telecourses, including "Introduction to Economics," "World History" and "Technology Navigator." He has created additional video productions for the Utah Opera, University of Utah Alumni Association, and the Utah Education Network. He also produced "An Introduction to Psychology: An ASL Tutorial" a nationally distributed series.
A graduate of the University of Utah, he began his career as a student intern at KUED, then joined the staff at the Eccles Broadcast Center in 1995.
A native of East Lyme, Connecticut, Joe Prokop moved to Salt Lake City to mountain bike and ski. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in mass communication. He lives in Sugarhouse with his wife, Heidi, and their son.
Prokop is currently producing a documentary about the Alta Ski Area and is associate producer for a half-hour documentary about the Northwestern Shoshone for the upcoming series We Shall Remain.