Taylor grew up in Chicago, IL, where he enjoyed visiting the parks, beach and the famous museum campuses of the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Art Institute, Peggy Northbrook Nature Museum, and the Lincoln Park Zoo. He had a thirst to learn about science, culture and the environment.
Taylor developed an interest in reporting the news while watching the news with his parents every day after school. He has been a photographer since he was 15. Taylor took his curiosity for news and video to Northern Arizona University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. Before coming to Channel 8 Eyewitness News, Taylor was a multi-media journalist, photography manager, technical director, reporter, editor and photographer at KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona. “I like to take initiative, be a go-getter and capture every visual angle of any story,” Taylor says about his position at Channel 8 KLKN-TV. He continues, “I like to use several different cameras when I’m out, to provide diversity.”
Taylor went to school at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, which got him really in touch with nature and the environment. Within his studies there, he came in contact with indigenous representatives of the many diverse native nations. They helped him understand a more traditional and enlightened approach to environmental education and the Southwest. Because of his interest in the environment, indigenous culture and place-based education, he gets excited when he covers a story with the environment, culture, and/or education as a subject.
In his spare time, he likes to ride his bicycle, cook (He likes to experiment with the culinary arts), immerse himself in nature, fly his drone, freelance edit and shoot video, rock climb, swim, visit Chicago and the Southwest.