Latter-day Profiles is a collaborative effort of students, faculty, and staff at Brigham Young University-Idaho. The program features in-depth interviews with noteworthy members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Guests range from leaders in business and industry to educators, musicians, and authors to volunteers. All have stories to tell that are interesting, informative, and thought-provoking.
Latter-day Profiles is produced by students in coordination with faculty and staff advisors. That means the students research the guests, schedule the interviews, run the cameras and edit the programs.
BYU-Idaho Communication faculty, Brian Howard, hosts the program and works closely with the students in the production process.
Brian Howard started his broadcast career at a low-power AM station at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. He continued to work in radio and television as a student at Southern Utah University where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He took his first full-time job in television as a reporter/anchor at KPVI-TV in Pocatello, Idaho. After several years there he left to work on a master’s degree at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
At BYU he worked as an assignment editor for the university’s student-run integrated television, radio, newspaper, and internet newsroom. He also worked as a producer and video editor at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and as a producer and director at KBYU Television. He accepted a teaching position at Ricks College in 1999 and enjoyed the process of helping create a new four-year broadcast program as Ricks became Brigham Young University-Idaho.
Howard earned his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Idaho in 2010. He currently teaches broadcast journalism and mass media courses at BYU-Idaho and is the host and executive producer of Latter-day Profiles. Latter-day Profiles is produced by students and is a television talk show that features noteworthy members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I-Comm Student Media
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