Bruce L. Christensen

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Bruce L. Christensen is an American television executive. He is the president of KSL-TV and Senior Vice President of Bonneville International Corporation. He used to be president and CEO of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

Christensen received his BA from the University of Utah and his MS in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Christensen began his career as a reporter working for KSL in 1965. Christensen later worked for BYU University relations and then as general manager of the University of Utah's KUED-TV and KUER-FM.

Christensen moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as president of the National Association of Public Television Stations and then became CEO of PBS. Christensen served at PBS for nine years.

After serving as CEO of PBS, Christensen served from 1993 to 2005 as the dean of the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications (Brigham Young University).

Christensen was one of the original members of the board of Overseers for the Wheatley Institution at BYU.

Christensen is married to Barbara Lucille Decker. He is a Latter-day Saint and succeeded John S. Tanner as president of the BYU 4th Stake, serving from 1997 to 2002.

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