R. Bruce Lindsay, KSL Channel 5 anchor, attended Brigham Young University and graduated in Communications Magna Cum Laude. He then received an MBA from the University of Utah returned to BYU to teach an anchoring class.
Bruce Lindsay was born in San Francisco and raised in Salt Lake. Amidst his education at BYU he served a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in French Polynesia. Lindsay has had over 30 years of experience in the field of broadcast journalism, ranging from anchor to news manager. Lindsay has worked in only two cities, Los Angeles and Salt Lake, but he has reported from dozens of cities around the world.
Just before he graduated Lindsay unsuccessfully interviewed for an internship with KUTV, after which he wowed the people at KSL and was offered a $2/hr paid internship with Channel 5. Since then Lindsay has anchored for Utah’s number one news station, Channel 5. He started as a co-anchor for the 10 p.m. newscast, switched to broadcast at 5:00, 6:00, and 6:30, then switched back to the 10:00 news. In 2010 KSL launched "Sunday Edition with Bruce Lindsay" which will exemplify civil dialogue over difficult issues.
For the past 12 years he has covered the Olympics for Salt Lake-based KSL 5 and was especially excited to do so in 2002 when the Winter Olympic Games were held right in Salt Lake City.
After nearly forty years he retired in 2012 to fulfill a calling from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to preside over the Australia Perth mission. In honor of his retirement KSL broadcasted a week-long tribute to Lindsay and his reputation as a storyteller. In his final words, Lindsay thanked viewers and encouraged everyone to look for the good in the news.
Throughout his career Lindsay has received a number of awards including an Emmy in 1980 when he covered the National Democratic Convention in New York City live.
Lindsay and his wife, Shari, have six children.
- BYU Magazine - Alumni Updates (Summer 2012)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - Lindsay points to big changes in TV news (25 May 2012)
- The Universe - KSL anchor retires after 38 years (24 May 2012)
- The Deseret News - KSL TV news icon Bruce Lindsay calls it a career (23 May 2012)
- The Salt Lake Tribune - Longtime Utah anchor Bruce Lindsay retires from KSL (23 May 2012)
- Bruce Lindsay Interview for Deseret Book (23 May 2012)