Paul Edwards

Paul Edwards

Editor & Publisher, Deseret News

Paul Edwards is the Editor and Publisher of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah. Prior to joining the Deseret News in 2010, Edwards was Executive Vice President and Provost at Southern Virginia University.  He previously served as President of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Institute for Humane Studies, also at George Mason.  Edwards also taught political science at Brigham Young University.

  Brother Edwards earned his JD and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley where he was an editor of the California Law Review.  He served as a judicial law clerk on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He graduated with university honors from Brigham Young University where he studied history.  He also studied French language and culture at the Sorbonne (University of Paris).

  Brother Edwards is married to Margo Robison, who graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in English and a Masters in Library Science.  The Edwards live in Highland, Utah, and are the parents of four children. Margo is an accomplished vocal musician and currently sings with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

  Brother Edwards served his mission in Geneva, Switzerland (1982-84).  He has served in numerous church callings, including Stake Young Men's President, High Councilor, Elders Quorum President, and Ward Mission Leader.  The majority of his church service has been with the Aaronic Priesthood where he worked closely with Priests, Teachers and Deacons as an advisor and Scout leader.  He currently serves as a Gospel Doctrine teacher.