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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 LDS Church in Mexico, Central and South America.

Recent Headlines

How one lightning strike is still shaping this man's life 20 years later
A.J and Sarah Edwards with their dogs Lily and Pad. The Edwards are expecting their first child — a baby girl.
The 161st Latter-day Saint temple is dedicated in Colombia
Dedicated Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, the Barranquilla Colombia Temple is that nation's second temple and the 161st in operation in the world.
Church reports status of missionaries in the path of Hurricane Willa
A family stands near their damaged home and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Willa, in Escuinapa, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Emergency workers on Wednesday were struggling to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Willa. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)