Derek Marquis, managing director of BYU Broadcasting, will speak at the Brigham Young University weekly devotional Tuesday, April 5, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
Marquis worked for KSL Radio in Salt Lake City as a reporter and news anchor and then went on to serve as the news director of KUER, the National Public Radio affiliate at the University of Utah. Over the years he has been a freelance reporter for CBS, National Public Radio, the Associated Press and United Press International.
In 1991 he returned to BYU as the manager of corporate support for KBYU-TV and KBYU-FM. In 2007 he was appointed managing director of BYU Broadcasting, the umbrella organization that operates the university’s television and radio channels, including KBYU-TV, KBYU-FM-Classical 89, BYU Radio, BYUtv and BYUtv International as well as the university’s broadcast-related websites.
He is a member of BYU’s External Relations Committee, serves on the BYU Magazine editorial board, and also serves on the Board of the National Educational Television Association.
Marquis graduated from BYU in 1988 with a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism. He received his MBA from the Marriott School of Management in 2003.
Writer: Mel Gardner