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New BYU Broadcasting managing director brings experience from Disney, Deseret News, and Deseret Book

Brigham Young University (BYU) has named Jeff M. Simpson as the new managing director of BYU Broadcasting.

On July 1, 2021, Simpson will take charge of BYU’s radio, television, and digital channels, including BYUtv. He replaces Elder Michael A. Dunn, who became a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in April of this year.

Simpson’s previous service includes time as president and publisher of the Deseret News, chief operating officer of Deseret Book, and CEO of Bonneville International, and work at Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Television.

Jeff and his wife, Karen, had previously been called as a mission president and companion for the Washington Yakima Mission, but he has accepted this assignment to lead BYU Broadcasting at the invitation of the First Presidency.

Read more about Jeff M. Simpson at byu.edu.

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