Lloyd David Newell[1] (born 1956) is an American journalist, announcer and author, who is the current voice of Music and the Spoken Word (the oldest continuous nationwide network radio broadcast in America), He is also a professor of religion and family life at Brigham Young University (BYU). He was previously an anchor for CNN and WSEE-TV. He is a descendant of Susannah Stone Lloyd, a member of the Willie Handcart company.

Lloyd D. Newell
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Lloyd Newell in June 2013
Lloyd David Newell

EducationPh.D. in Family Sciences, Brigham Young University
OccupationTelevision journalist, announcer, author
Years active1990-present
Notable credit(s)
Music and the Spoken Word, CNN, WSEE-TV

Newell received a Ph.D. in Family Sciences from BYU in 1999.[2]

He and his wife, Karmel, are the parents of four children.

Newell has written numerous books, including May Peace Be With You, The Divine Connection, Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice, The Healer's Art.[3]

In 1990, Newell was appointed host of Music and the Spoken Word by Gordon B. Hinckley, who was then a counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[4]


  1. ^ Middle name from United States Copyright Office record. See "A qualitative analysis of family rituals and traditions". Public Catalog. United States Copyright Office. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  2. ^ "A qualitative analysis of family rituals and traditions". iLink BYU Online Catalog. Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Retrieved 2009-07-02.
  3. ^ LDS Newsroom - Biographies Archived 2009-06-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Wadley, Carma (2 December 2010). "Life-changing call — Lloyd Newell reflects on his 20 years with 'Music and the Spoken Word'". Deseret News. Retrieved 5 July 2013.

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Preceded by
J. Spencer Kinard
Narrator, Music and the Spoken Word
October 1990–present
Succeeded by