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  Spencer, Bennion
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NameBennion Spencer
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Layton, Utah , United States
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Last ModifedBob
Jun 24, 2008 11:40pm
Tags Latter Day Saints (Mormon) -
InfoBennion Spencer grew up in Layton, Utah. He received his Bachelor Degree in Broadcast Communications from Weber State University and his Master of Science in International Relations from Utah State University. He has an extensive background in political violence and revolution, or what today is called terrorism. He also served an LDS mission in England and Wales. Bennion has spent the past 25 years in journalism working as a reporter, producer, news director and general manager at stations in Texas and Utah. As a television journalist, he has interviewed many dignitaries, including presidential hopefuls and corporate presidents, but his favorite all time interview was with the Civil Rights heroine, Rosa Parks. Bennion has taught college courses at several universities across the valley. While teaching at Salt Lake Community College, Bennion developed a broadcasting program for Spanish-speaking students. In addition to this, Bennion was a faculty advisor for Operation Smile at Utah Valley State College. In 2000 and 2002, Bennion took a break from television to run for the Utah State Senate. In both campaigns, he focused on improving public education and removing the sales tax from food. He also served as the advisor for the Riverton Youth Council. In 2007, he helped his long time friend and associate Dick Nourse establish the Dick Nourse Center for Mass Communications and Journalism at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. Bennion and his wife Malinda, live in Riverton, Utah; they have four children, and five grandchildren.



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