Joe Cannon is the former chair of the Utah Republican Party and is currently editor of the Deseret Morning News in Salt Lake City.

Joe was named editor of the Deseret Morning News on December 8, 2006. Cannon was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 1992 (defeated by current Senator Robert F. Bennett) and served as an assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1983 – 1985. He was Chairman of the Utah Republican Party from 2002 to 2006. Cannon served a mission for the LDS Church, and also for a time served on the Isle of Man. Cannon received a degree in political science and, in 1977, a law degree from Brigham Young University.