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  • Marcus Smith Marcus Smith is the host of Thinking Aloud. He holds a Master’s degree in German literature from BYU and has worked as a writer, editor, translator, teacher and composer of sacred music. He’s known as a wordsmith, and has been known to err on the side of loquacity.

  • Lloyd D. NewellLloyd D. Newell is the voice of the oldest continuous nationwide network radio broadcast in America, Music and the Spoken Word. He is also a professor of religion and family life at Brigham Young University and was formerly an anchor for CNN and at WSEE-TV. Newell received his Ph.D. in Family Sciences from Brigham Young University in 1999. He and his wife Karmel are the parents of four children.

  • Rebecca CressmanSince her first job as a D.J., Rebecca Cressman has produced, anchored, and hosted multiple award-winning commercial and public radio and television shows across the U.S. Rebecca also hosts the public affairs interview programs "Utah Weekly Forum" on Sunday nights and "Utah Families" on Monday nights on 100.3 FM in Utah. Rebecca and her husband, Dale have 3 sons.

  • Lise SimmsLise Simms is an American actress, singer, designer and dancer who began her career in entertainment at age 13. She started doing Broadway after graduating from high school and starred in numerous plays. She was also a member of the original Los Angeles, California cast of Beauty and the Beast and toured around the world with A Chorus Line in 1986. Most recently, Simms was the co-host and interior designer on Home & Garden Television's Desperate Spaces.

  • Liz EdmundsLiz Edmunds is a family-dinner consultant, mother of seven and the acclaimed author of The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner. Edmunds is a part-time instructor at Sur la Table and a cooking expert for busy families in need of a weekly dinner plan in their own homes. She lives outside Park City, Utah.

  • Shaunna ThompsonShaunna Thompson is an actress who lives in American Fork, Utah with her husband, Brian Thompson. Appeared in multiple episodes of "Touched by an Angel." Performs frequently in stage plays and commercials in Utah.

  • Ron Simpson

    Ron Simpson came to BYU in 1984, after two decades in the music industry, first as a musician and songwriter, and later as a studio owner, label head, music publisher, composer, arranger, and producer. He has written for records, films, commercials, and musical theater. He received the Creative Works Award from BYU in 1999, and a Certificate of Recognition from the College of Fine Arts and Communications in 2001, both for his work as General Manager of Tantara Records. At BYU he continued to teach songwriting and media composition and to administer academic programs in media music and sound recording. Simpson received music industry honors in 1992, 1993, and 2001 as publisher of the hit song, "Norma Jean Riley," which was recorded by the group Diamond Rio on Arista Records.

  • Dean DuncanDean Duncan is a film professor at Brigham Young University. He received his BFA in film production from Brigham Young University in 1987. His MA in film criticism came from the University of Southern California in 1992. He completed his PhD in 1999, from Glasgow University. He is especially interested and involved in documentary and children's media.

  • Sam Payne

    Sam Payne, host of The Apple Seed: Tellers and Stories is a performer whose original stories and jazz-inflected folk music has turned the heads of critics and audiences around the west. Alone or part of Savoy, his jazz quartet, Payne's arresting stage presence, his craft as a poet/storyteller, and his soaring tenor voice have established him as an enduring and engaging performer; the songwriter's songwriter. A veteran of the Timpanogos and Weber storytelling festivals, Payne has brought his peculiar stories and jazz-inflected folk tunes to halls in Canada, Bulgaria, Tokyo, and from coast to coast in the United States. In addition to maintaining a career as a performing artist, he serves as the school director of Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts.

  • Spencer Linton

    Along with hosting BYU Sports Nation, Spencer Linton is a BYUtv Play-by-Play/Sideline reporter. Before coming to BYU Broadcasting, Spencer had a successful three-year stint in Palm Springs, California working in local television news. Spencer anchored and produced the no. 1 rated "Best Local Sports Show" for ABC (KESQ) and Fox (KDFX) affiliates in the Southern California desert market. Spencer graduated from Brigham Young University in April of 2007 with a BA in Communications (Broadcast Journalism emphasis) and a minor in Korean.

  • Jarom Jordan

    Jarom Jordan started working at BYUtv in 2006 as a student reporter. Now, along with hosting BYU Sports Nation, he is now the full-time studio sports producer in charge of True Blue, Countdown to Kickoff, Cougar Postgame Show, BYUtv Sports Specials, and the Y Awards. He is also is the men's volleyball play-by-play. He has sideline reported or done play-by-play on BYUtv for football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, hockey, rugby, and lacrosse.

  • Kim Power Stilson

    Kim loves to get people talking about their stories!  From celebrities to business professionals to hobbyists with a passion, Kim, an award–winning talk radio host and an eMedia strategist by trade, invites people to share their passions and professional stories on her weekday talk show. As the author the book Choose Surthrival and the Surthrival Training Series, founder of the Audeo Academy for Entrepreneurs, and co-founder of the Prepared Housewives, Kim’s mission is to change the socioeconomic status of a million homes by helping moms fund their families from home.

  • Eric Dowdle

    Eric Dowdle is a well-known folk artist who creates whimsical, patriotic art that stirs nostalgic and cheerful emotions for what makes our vast world intimate and extraordinary. Common features of a Dowdle painting include: rich rural landscapes of homes and farms, cities featuring customs and foods, playful families and the traditions that keep them together. On the radio, Eric and his guests offer lively and entertaining discussions about various historical facts and interesting locales.

  • Matt Townsend

    Eric Dowdle is a well-known folk artist who creates whimsical, patriotic art that stirs nostalgic and cheerful emotions for what makes our vast world intimate and extraordinary. Common features of a Dowdle painting include: rich rural landscapes of homes and farms, cities featuring customs and foods, playful families and the traditions that keep them together. On the radio, Eric and his guests offer lively and entertaining discussions about various historical facts and interesting locales.

  • Richard and Linda Eyre

    Richard and Linda Eyre are among the most popular speakers in the world on parenting and families. They are New York Times Best Selling authors with several parenting books avaliable. Richard is a Harvard MBA, president of his own management consulting company. He was a mission president for his church in London and a former director of the White House Conference on Parents and Children as well as a candidate for Governor. Linda is a teacher, musician and co-founder of International JoySchools.com, an in-home, do-it-yourself co-op and program for teaching preschoolers the joys of life. Both Richard and Linda have served on numerous arts, university and non-profit boards and write weekly columns for the Deseret News and the Mormon Times.