Duane Cardall

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Duane Cardall and his wife, Margaret

Duane Volker Cardall is a retired editorial director of KSL TV. Prior to that he was a reporter and KSL Religion Specialist. He covered the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for KSL-TV, following Church presidents around the world, interviewing and observing them during a time when the church grew from 3 million members to 12 million (1969 to 1998).

Cardall has been embraced by President Spencer W. Kimball. He has stood side by side with President Gordon B. Hinckley in a soldiers' graveyard and watched tears roll down his cheeks. He observed Ezra Taft Benson tell Donny Osmond to get a haircut. He has seen things he says he can't tell because he considers them sacred.[1]

Cardall spent thirteen years as Director of Editorials and was responsible for researching, writing, and presenting three to five editorials each week. He retired in 2010.

He was born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Salt Lake City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Utah.

Cardall and his wife, Margaret, are the parents of eight children. Together they served in the Washington DC North Mission at the Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center as well as director of the Hyde Park Visitors’ Center in the England London Mission. They also served as co-chairman of visitor activities for Historic Temple Square. He is a great-great-grandson of former Church president John Taylor and had the opportunity to speak at a 200th birth commemoration in 2008.

One of their sons, Brian, died after being tased by a police officer who lacked training in how to help someone experiencing a mental illness episode. Their son Paul is a successful pianist and heart-transplant recipient.