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Deseret News Corporation welcomes D. Hunter Schwarz to their political reporting team

Mar. 18, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Deseret News is pleased to announce that D. Hunter Schwarz has joined the company as a national politics reporter. Schwarz’s reporting will focus on the Republican Party and the broader conservative movement. 

Schwarz brings to Deseret a wealth of experience from stints at the Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Independent Journal Review, and CNN. At CNN he was the co-author of the CNN Politics Cover/Line newsletter and he is also the founder of the visual politics newsletter Yello. Schwarz is a graduate of Brigham Young University. 

“Hunter Schwarz is exactly the sort of talent we’re always looking for at Deseret News,” said Jeff Simpson, the Publisher and President of Deseret News. “We seek to bring an elevated perspective to the news during a divisive time in American life. So, we need the right team. Hunter has the wide breadth of experience and the intellectual curiosity to cover controversial public policy debates in a nuanced and thoughtful way. He is a powerful addition to our team of gifted journalists.”

Founded in 1850, Deseret News is the oldest continuously operating news organization and corporation in Utah. Its first printing presses were hauled by six yoke of oxen from Boston. One hundred and seventy years later, Deseret is building an ambitious, digital-first news organization anchored in the American west with a news perspective relevant to the rest of the country. 

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