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Tad Walch

Tad Walch covers the LDS Church and the Church Education System, including BYU, BYU-Idaho and BYU-Hawaii. Tad has worked for the Deseret News for 10 years, serving as the Enterprise Team Editor, the City Editor and the Utah County Bureau Chief.

Tad studied journalism at BYU, where he twice served as editor of the Daily Universe. He was a co-founder of Cougar Sports Magazine and served co-editor from 1993-1997. He worked as a sports reporter, sports editor, Olympics reporter and courts reporter at the Daily Herald from 1997-2003. Tad has lived for 28 years in Utah County, where he and his wife are raising five children.

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Elder L. Tom Perry of the LDS Quorum of the Twelve Apostles begins cancer treatment today. Fellow quorum member Elder Richard G. Scott has been hospitalized for internal bleeding. The two long-time leaders have...
Elder L. Tom Perry, 92, returned home Wednesday night and was resting comfortably, a church spokesman said, after a short stay in the hospital for observation and testing due to trouble breathing.
The only tickets left Monday night for the "Book of Mormon" musical's summer tour stop in Salt Lake City were for seats with partially obstructed views, but the resale market is robust. Also, the LDS Church wil...
BYU will grant two honorary degrees at graduation on Thursday, one to Elder Cecil O. Samuelson, well-known in LDS and BYU circles for serving in church leadership and as the university's president for 11 years....
The first public images of the inside of the sweeping Payson Utah Temple were released Tuesday, days before the start of a monthlong open house expected to draw 500,000 visitors. Leaders said the temple represe...
Online reservations for free tickets to the Payson Utah LDS Temple began Monday, and demand appeared to be high for passes to an event that could draw a half a million people from April 24 to May 23.
LDS Church's social media Easter message earned 329 million 'ad-impression views,' thanks in part to strategic YouTube location. The video's reach was greater in Central and South American, rather than in the U...
In Saturday's three sessions of the LDS Church's General Conference, multiple speakers acknowledged the fears, challenges, trials and temptations confronting contemporary young Latter-day Saints in their faith ...
The gift of Easter morning is evidence of God's deep love for everyone and can provide hope for each person to courageously face real struggles and uncertainty, LDS Church leaders said Saturday and Sunday durin...
It had been two years since church President Thomas S. Monson last announced a new temple, but on Sunday he opened the day's LDS general conference sessions with news of plans for temples in Africa, the Caribbe...