R. Scott Lloyd

R. Scott Lloyd

R. Scott Lloyd is a reporter and staff writer for the Deseret News, where he is attached full time to the LDS Church News staff, working in that capacity for the 25-plus years he has been with the newspaper. Prior to that he worked for the Ogden (Utah) Standard-Examiner and the Price (Utah) Sun Advocate covering a wide variety of beats, including public safety, criminal justice, municipal government, education and politics. Lloyd was born and raised in Salt Lake County and lives today only a mile or two from his boyhood home in the Sandy-Draper area traditionally called Crescent. He was educated at Jordan High School in Sandy and at BYU, where he graduated in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a journalism emphasis. He worked on the newspaper staffs at both schools, his earliest journalism experience. He served an LDS mission to Sweden in 1974-76 and today enjoys teaching the gospel doctrine class in Sunday school. He and his wife, Melanie, have three sons and a daughter, all currently in public school.

Recent Headlines

'Trust that the hand of the Lord is in it,' new General Authority says
Elder David P. Homer, General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Sister Nancy D. Homer.
Easter initiative to reprise 'Because of Him,' 2014 video
Screen capture from 2014 video "Because of Him" which is being reprised as the Church's Easter initiative this season. Connecting volunteers with community needs
Veterans in San Diego, California, are served and blessed by community volunteers at a JustServe project.
President M. Russell Ballard: 'Precious gifts from God'
President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Church members feel love, power during solemn assembly
Conferencegoers raise their hands to sustain church leadership on March 31, 2018.
Easter initiative: 'Learn principles of peace from the Prince of Peace'
Package deal
20 years since smaller design announced, temples have proliferated
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Choir, orchestra to present Eastertide performance of Handel's 'Messiah'
Church members refurbish NAACP offices in Mississippi
Mesa temple visitors' center to close
Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors' Center will close May 19.
'Meet the Mormons' franchise culminates with latest vignettes
Church announces closure of 2 visitors' centers, changes to 1