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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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Former BYU student Elizabeth Smart interviewed two BYU graduates in her first turn as a correspondent for the Fox TV show "Crime Watch Daily." The graduates said they were raped while students and then investig...
The last of the four Mormon missionaries wounded nine weeks ago in the Brussels airport terror attacks is home after doctors released him from the hospital this week. Richard Norby continues to recover from sig...
The statue of the Angel Moroni on a spire above almost all LDS temples is more than a symbol and a landmark. It's also — literally — a lightning rod made of fiberglass and gold leaf with an emb...
Research shows freedom of religion or belief contributes to better economic and business outcomes, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said Friday at the Utah Hispanic...
The LDS Church's First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles announced Friday several initiatives to protect Mormon missionaries from mosquito-borne illnesses, including wearing clothes that cover their ...
LDS leaders condemned all sexual assault and called for respect and sensitivity for survivors in a statement issued Thursday. Meanwhile, BYU created a committee and launched a website in response to rape report...
The nation's biggest party schools report 600 percent more sexual assaults than dry campuses like BYU's. The school's Honor Code is designed to keep students safer and appears successful, but some think it stil...
Incorrect blog reports claimed this week that two LDS Church-owned companies are part of the leaked Panama Papers scandal. Those reports are false. The two companies have names similar to LDS organizations but ...
LDS Church leaders introduced a new monthly program Sunday called teacher council meetings and released a new manual for training teachers throughout the church. The announcement was made via email to teachers ...
Southern Virginia University, which isn't run by the LDS Church but has a student body that is 90 percent Mormon, last year adopted an amnesty clause for victims of sexual assault. How did it work, and could it...