Gerry Avant is editor of the LDS Church News. In addition to her editing duties, she has gone on assignments throughout the United States and to countries. She has won state and regional awards for photography. A native of Georgia, she received an associate's degree from Brewton Parker College and a bachelor's degree from BYU, where she did post-graduate studies. She taught high school English before she joined the Deseret News staff.
Dec 21, 2017 5:35 pm MSTElder Victor L. Brown: Humor blended with shyness One of my most enjoyable assignments during my 45 years at the Church News was interviewing General Authorities. I remember some of the stories they told me about their lives, including Elder Victor L. Brown's recalling a fishing experience.
Dec 8, 2017 11:10 am MSTProphet salvages trip for Caribbean saints with late-night meeting Untold disappointment befell 100 Dominican Republic members, whose bus broke down and resulted in their missing a conference with President Spencer W. Kimball. He salvaged the trip by holding a special late-night meeting just for them.
Nov 16, 2017 3:10 pm MSTFormer Church News editor recalls association with a prophet's wife, Camilla Eyring Kimball Sister Camilla Eyring Kimball, wife of President Spencer W. Kimball, was warm, personable and a bit shy and had a delightful sense of humor. Latter-day Saints in Tennessee enjoyed seeing and listening to her during a visit in 1975.
Nov 10, 2017 2:40 pm MSTPresident Hinckley's sentimental journey: Revisiting the site of his 'day of decision' In 1987, President Gordon B. Hinckley visited some sites of personal interest while he was in Preston, England, for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Church in the British Isles.