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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

Latter-day Saint cadets get one-of-a-kind training at West Point
Young women gather for May 4, 2019, YSA conference at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Here's the missionary report after magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Taiwan
A television falls on the floor after an earthquake in Taipei, Taiwan Thursday, April 18, 2019. A strong earthquake struck Taiwan's east coast Thursday afternoon, rattling buildings across the island but causing no major damage or injuries.
Returned missionary siblings hit the high notes as rising opera stars
Siblings Mary and Jonah Hoskins are both pursuing professional opera careers following full-time missionary service.
President Dallin H. Oaks: 'Where Will This Lead?'
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, speaks during the priesthood session of the 189th Annual General Conference on April 6, 2019.