Sep 12, 2017 | by Salvation Army SLC

The Salvation Army Salt Lake Basin has awarded KUTV 2 News Meteorologist Sterling Poulson with its highest national civic recognition, the “Others” Award, on December 9, 2017.


Now in its 20th year, Poulson orchestrates and conducts the Annual KUTV Holiday Pops Concert benefiting The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. This is a major fundraiser for The Salvation Army and brings the community together in sold out performances to enjoy music from the Choral Arts Society of Utah and the West Valley Symphony of Utah.


According to Major Troy Trimmer, Salvation Army Salt Lake Basin Coordinator, Poulson optimizes what it means it give to others. “Sterling represents to The Salvation Army that motto of “others” - one who has not sought his own but has sought the betterment of others. For 20 years Sterling has put this concert together with others in mind and we are deeply grateful for his devoted service,” Trimmer said.”

The “Others” Award is rooted in the history of The Salvation Army, dating back to the early 1900s when General William Booth, the Army’s founder, wanted to send a word of encouragement and direction to his officers around the world. Wanting to be thrifty yet make his message clear, the general sent this one word telegram: “Others.” Following that history, The Salvation Army honors an individual or organization exemplifying an extraordinary spirit of service to “others,” not only through support of The Salvation Army but the broader community as well. 

Sterling Poulson is the Chief Meteorologist for KUTV 2News in Salt Lake City, Utah and can be seen on the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts Monday through Friday. He joined KUTV in 1989 as an anchor, weather producer and meteorologist. He graduated with a degree in Meteorology and gained his weather experience during ten years with the United States Air Force.  He is currently a member of the Utah Air National Guard, assigned to the State Headquarters Public Affairs staff, and is the "Voice of the Utah National Guard".

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