Ruth Todd is a Salt Lake television news anchor who has been very influential in every news network she has been associated with.
Early Life and Education
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Todd received her degree in Broadcast Journalism from the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University. It was there at BYU that Todd got her start broadcasting news, working with KBYU-TV. After she received her degree Todd was hired as a reporter and newsbrief anchor for KUTV 2 News.
In 1992 Todd was hired by KSL Television as anchorwoman for the Saturday Morning Eyewitness News. KSL later assigned Todd to be co-anchor with Steve Eagar on Eyewitness News at Noon where she increased in popularity among Utah viewers. As she became more recognized Todd eventually sat alongside popular news anchor, Dick Nourse, while broadcasting news for Eyewitness News at 10pm. Although Todd enjoyed her experience at KSL News, she left the network 10 years later and signed a contract with KTVX 4 News.
On December 13, 2001, Todd appeared on ABC 4 News with co-anchor Randall Carlisle and reported the evening news at 10pm. Two years later in 2004 Todd was assigned to be co-anchor with Terry Wood. Todd was an anchor for ABC 4 News until February 2007, when her five-year contract with the network expired. Todd has not signed a new contract with any other news network, which could mean her impressive 15 year career has come to an end.
In 2010 Todd became involved with Salt TV, a new independent local news web cooperative comprised of former competitors, anchors and news reporters from KUTV Channel 2, KTVX Channel 4 and KSL Channel 5.
Currently Ruth is the senior manager in the public affairs department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is a mother of five and has been an adjunct professor for BYU's Department of Communications.
Honors and Recognitions
Recognized by many as a very influential news anchor, Todd is actively involved in various organizations, including: March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The United Way, Visual Arts Institute, Primary Children’s Medical Center, The American Heart Association, and The American Cancer Society.