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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

13-year-old Latter-day Saint soccer phenom turns pro
Latter-day Saint soccer player Olivia Moultrie, 13, recently signed an endorsement deal with Nike and plans to pursue a professional career.
Latter-day Saints respond to tornado in Alabama
A man salvages belongings near Beauregard, Ala., on Monday March 4, 2019. Friends in eastern Alabama are helping tornado survivors retrieve the scattered pieces of their lives after devastating winds destroyed their homes and killed at least 23 people. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
Home run bashing Latter-day Saint teen claims mythical milestone
Arkansas batter Danielle Gibson against SEMO during an NCAA softball game on Friday Feb. 22, 2019, in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
A Home Evening with Elder Christofferson in Central America
Elder D. Todd Christofferson on Sunday, February 10 at the special conference of the San Salvador El Salvador Soyapango Stake.