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Jeff Simpson Managing Director BYU Broadcasting
March 21, 2023

Devotional At Temple Square

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Jeff Simpson

Jeff Simpson was appointed as Managing Director of BYU Broadcasting in 2021. Prior to this assignment, he served as the President and Publisher of Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as the President of Deseret Book Company, a publishing company under the Deseret Management Corporation family of media companies.

Prior to his publishing positions, Mr. Simpson was the President and CEO of Bonneville International, a group of TV and radio properties based in the western United States.

Mr. Simpson’s diverse media background began at Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Television. He then built Excel Entertainment Group, which became a top 10 independent media distributor. In 2004, Excel Entertainment Group was acquired by Deseret Book Company, where he served as Deseret Book's Executive Vice President and COO.

His volunteer time includes serving in various Church callings and on the boards of directors of the National Association of Broadcasters, the national News Media Alliance, the United Way, as well as other local community organizations. Mr. Simpson is a graduate of Brigham Young University. Jeff and Karen Zander met at BYU and are the parents of three children. Now that their three children are off building their lives, Karen and Jeff live with their dog, Scout, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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