Ruth Todd: Mormon Broadcast Journalist

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Ruth Todd Mormon Broadcast Journalist

Ruth Jones Todd is a former television news anchor and reporter. She worked for KTVX ABC4 from December 2001 to February 2007. Prior to that, she had been an anchor with KSL TV from 1992 to December 2001. She has been a reporter and anchor in Phoenix, Arizona and Washington, D.C. She was Media Spokesperson/Senior Manager for three years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which she is a member. She is currently working for Nu Skin Enterprises as Vice President of Public Affairs.

Todd earned her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University, where she began her broadcasting career with KBYU-TV. Immediately after graduation, she was a reporter an newsbrief anchor for KUTY News in Salt Lake City. She has been an adjunct professor for BYU’s Department of Communications.

She has been the Salt Lake Spokesperson for "Family Now," Chairperson of the United Way's Women in Leadership Committee, and board member of the Visual Arts Institute in Salt Lake City. Todd is actively involved in various organizations, including March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The United Way, Visual Arts Institute, Primary Children’s Medical Center, The American Heart Association, and The American Cancer Society.

She and Gifford Nielsen hosted the 95th birthday celebration for Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The gala was held on September 6, 2019, in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Todd was born in 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona. Her father, Charles E. Jones, was an Arizona Supreme Court Justice. She is married to Bryan Todd and they are the parents of five children.