Spencer Linton is a cohost of BYU Sports Nation, a sports talk show simulcast on BYUtv and BYUradio, created in 2013. It features in-depth analysis, discussion, and interviews. Linton is also a BYUtv play-by-play/sideline reporter.
Linton holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University. After graduation, he worked for a brief period at an ABC affiliate in Grand Junction, Colorado as a weeknight sportscaster. He then spent three years at a television news station in Palm Springs, California, where he anchored and produced the number 1 rated “Best Local Sports Show” for ABC and Fox affiliates in the Southern California desert market.
Linton met his cohost Jarom Jordan in a sports broadcasting class at BYU. They later worked at a local cable sports show (iProvo) together. Linton contacted Jordan when his contract in California was set to expire and Jordan encouraged him to come back to BYU. He was hired by BYU as a play-by-play caller for Olympic sports. He was later selected for a hosting position with the newly created BYU Sports Nation. Senior coordinating producer Mikel Minor said he “observed Spencer and Jarom interacting with each other around the shop here during the day and some of their natural banter. It was one of those things where the answer was right in front of me, and boy was that the right answer.”
Linton calls Clinton, Utah, his hometown. He wanted to be a sportscaster since fourth grade. He remembers feeling a fire lit inside him when he visited KSL-TV’s set and he sat in sports anchor Craig Bolerjack’s chair. He and his wife, Brittany, are the parents of two sons. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.