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Jason Swensen

Jason Swensen

Jason Swensen is a reporter for the Church News and a frequent contributor to the Deseret News. Prior to joining the Church News staff. Swensen covered police and crime, ethnic affairs and city government for the Deseret News. A proud graduate of the University of Utah and lifelong Ute fan, Swensen has filed Church News and Deseret News stories from several Latin American countries, Europe and the South Pacific. He enjoys chronicling the growth of the Church in Mexico, Central and South America.

Recent Headlines

How parents can help protect religious freedom in public schools
Attendees listen as Elder Patrick Kearon, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorums of the Seventy, gives the keynote address at the Religious Freedom Annual Review at the BYU Conference Center in Provo on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Newly-unveiled 3D diorama captures the layout — and spirit — of BYU
Mary Sorensen, her mother Stephanie Sorensen, President Kevin J Worthen and his wife Peggy look at the Easter egg placed on the map as BYU unveils a highly-detailed campus diorama on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
Latter-day Saint beatboxer brings big sound to national TV audience
A product of a musical family, Latter-day Saint beatboxer Adam Bell uses his talent to bring joy to his listeners.