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Lisa Riley Roche
Lisa Riley Roche covers politics for the Deseret News/KSL news division, producing content for the newspaper, the TV and radio stations, and both deseretnews.com and ksl.com. She has been a reporter for more than 25 years, including more than 20 years at the Deseret News. Her assignments have included serving as the lead reporter on the 2002 Winter Olympics and covering Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid in Iowa and other states. Roche was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in communications studies. She has taught a course in reporting at the University of Utah and has won numerous awards for her work, including a 2011 USC Annenberg Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism special commendation for investigative reporting with KSL-TV’s John Daley.
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Mitt Romney will campaign in Utah next month for Mia Love, the Republican candidate for the 4th District congressional seat now held by retiring Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah.
Gov. Gary Herbert said Wednesday that U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell promised Utah won't be surprised by any new national monument designation near Canyonlands National Park.
The state announced a $166 million budget surplus Tuesday, thanks to both savings and growth.
Former Saratoga Springs Mayor Mia Love, a candidate for Utah's 4th District congressional seat, said Tuesday it would be "inappropriate" for her to comment on the deadly police shooting of a young black man in ...
Former University of Utah President Chase Nebeker Peterson, a physician who gave his last lecture to medical school students in July, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84.
Mitt Romney is leaving the door open to a third run for president if no suitable Republican enters the race, according to one of his key supporters, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday it was "kind of eerie" being at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the United States.
Utah lawmakers want to see what kind of deal Gov. Gary Herbert finally makes with the Obama administration over a work requirement in his Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansion.
Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday there's now an understanding "conceptually" with the Obama administration over his push to include a work requirement in his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to Medicaid expansio...
Democrat Doug Owens is delaying the start of his TV campaign commercials by a week in his 4th District congressional race against Republican Mia Love. His campaign manager called it a "strategic decision."