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Bruce L. Christensen


Bruce L. Christensen

Bruce L. Christensen served as Interim Dean of Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts from June 2009 through June 2010. He was formerly President of KSL 5 Television and Senior Vice President of Bonneville International Corporation from June 2005 through May 2009. In addition to KSL 5 Television, Christensen was given responsibility for all of Bonneville's Salt Lake media properties. They include: KSL 102.7 FM/1160 AM, FM 100, The Arrow (103.5 FM), and KUTR AM 820 radio stations and Internet sites,, and Christensen began his duties on the Bonneville senior staff in May of 2000.

He came to Bonneville after a seven-year assignment as Dean of Brigham Young University's College of Fine Arts and Communications. Christensen served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bonneville International Corporation from 1996 to 2000. Before serving as a Dean at BYU, Christensen was President and CEO of the nation's Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Washington, D.C. Christensen began his broadcasting career 42 years ago as a reporter for KSL News.

Christensen is a cum laude graduate of the University of Utah (B.A.) and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (M.S.J.).

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