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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

Eliza R. Snow: Wife, sister and aunt
Eliza R. Snow as wife, sister, aunt was the subject of lecture by Jill Mulvay Derr, senior research historian at Church History Department, given Sept. 9 at the Church History Library, part of the Women's History Lecture Series.
Tabernacle was built as St. George sprang up
St. George Tabernacle.
Polynesian Cultural Center celebrating 50th anniversary
Performers at Polynesian Cultural Center do a drum presentation for visitors.
'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.
LDS Church updates Handbook to reflect new emphasis on social media
The Church’s Handbook 2 has been updated with newly worded guidelines on using the Internet for that purpose.
Church members feel love, power during solemn assembly
Conferencegoers raise their hands to sustain church leadership on March 31, 2018.
Sister Jean B. Bingham: 'Ministering as the Savior does'
Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president
President Dallin H. Oaks: 'Small and simple things'
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency
President M. Russell Ballard: 'Precious gifts from God'
President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Elder Taylor G. Godoy: 'One more day'
Elder Taylor G. Godoy, General Authority Seventy.
Photo gallery: Saturday morning session
JustServe.org: Connecting volunteers with community needs
Veterans in San Diego, California, are served and blessed by community volunteers at a JustServe project.
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.
'Remember Me' flavors RootsTech 2018, annual family history conference
Leaders teach about gathering God's family on both sides of the veil