Michael Dunn is the Managing Director of BYU Broadcasting in Provo, Utah. He previously served as the General Manager of KUED Channel 7 where he oversaw the operations of this highly regarded PBS affiliate in Salt Lake City. Prior to his public television experience, he founded and operated Dunn Communications, Inc, a Salt Lake City advertising agency, and film production company for 16 years. Among his peer distinctions are a gold and silver medal from the New York Film Festival and four CLIOs–an award considered the “Oscar” of the advertising industry. He also garnered two Emmy nominations–one of which earned the Emmy Award for public service in 1992 from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In the spring of 2000, he was honored by the American Advertising Federation, Utah Chapter, as the inaugural recipient of the Advertising Professional of the Year Award.
Michael spent 13 years as a senior writer and producer for Bonneville Communications where he worked on the highly-acclaimed Homefront campaign for the LDS Church, and Fotheringham & Associates (now Richter 7). He began his career as a freelance print journalist and later moved to the broadcast side working in radio and television as a reporter and producer. Dunn graduated from the University of Utah where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication. Professionally he also has earned an APR certificate from the Public Relations Society of America.
He has written and directed several documentary films for public television including, Shared Vision, In Those Days, and Flagship in the Desert. He also wrote and directed Karl Malone’s Body Shop, a four-volume exercise video series featuring NBA legend Karl Malone. His service in the church includes a full-time mission in the Hawaii Honolulu Mission, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Varsity Scout Leader, Bishop of the University 27th Ward (married students), Stake President of the Salt Lake University 2nd Stake and Stake President of the Holladay Young Single Adult Stake. His most recent service opportunity was as Mission President of the South Africa Johannesburg Mission.
Michael and Linda have three children and six grandchildren and reside in the Neff’s Canyon Ward of the Salt Lake Mount Olympus Stake. A devoted runner, cross-country skier, and cyclist, he has completed more than 30 marathons and other endurance events including the Boston Marathon and the St. George Ironman triathlon.