The first day of school for first-grader James (not his real name) was a total horror show for his teacher, parents, and the other kids in his class. He physically […]
David Bresnahan has worked in all areas of newspaper and broadcast journalism, as well as public relations since 1972.
Bresnahan has authored several books, hosted talk radio programs, owned a radio station, on-line newspapers, and other businesses. He has provided contractual public relations and advertising services to numerous companies and non-profit organizations. He has also managed sales teams marketing advertising and insurance.
His nationally syndicated radio program received a number of awards, including the “Communicator Award of Excellence in Broadcasting for 2000.” He has also received awards for work in journalism, including the “2001 Crystal Award of Excellence for Outstanding Work in Journalism” for a series of investigative reports that exposed espionage and corruption in the U.S. Army Labs.
His most recent book is “9-11 Terror In America,” which contains interviews with WTC rescue workers during the first 24 hours after the attack.
He received a bachelor of science degree in communications with a computer science minor from Westminster College of Salt Lake City, where he was awarded the N. Eldon Tanner Christian Service Award.
From 1995 to 1996 he served in the Utah House of Representatives. He was the manager of the North and South America portion of the media center in Salt Lake City during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He handled news media requests from thousands of journalists, resulting in many thousands of news stories created through story ideas and resources he provided.
Bresnahan has always been active in his church and community, where he has been a Scout leader and youth baseball coach. He received the West Jordan Community Enhancement Award for service in West Jordan, Utah, where he also served for 8 years as a member of the board of directors of the West Jordan Chamber of Commerce.
He participated in the sport of gymnastics as an athlete and coach, and spent many years coaching youth at all levels of the sport. In 1986 he was appointed as coach of the U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Team for competitions in Riga, Latvia and Moscow, Russia.
In 1988 he was married in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Rona Oldham, a first-grade school teacher. The Bresnahans have four children.
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