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.