Taylor is a Digital Content Producer for Fox 13 News. He specializes in all things social media and loves writing the latest breaking news for Utah and beyond. Taylor also helps contribute to Fox 13’s Wanted With Scott McKane and enjoys making a difference helping identify suspected criminals.

Taylor is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College. He has done a variety of freelance work, and most recently has been a senior staff writer for SLUG Magazine. Taylor enjoys riding his bike (when the inversion isn’t bad) and camping throughout Utah, staring at truly beUTAHful stars.


Recent Articles
  • Winter storm brings snow making commute slick

    NORTHERN UTAH — A mix of slush and snow is making the commute slick Wednesday. Areas north of the Wasatch Front could see accumulating snow during the morning commute while Salt Lake County could see a mix of snow and rain. Watch out for a slow morning commute! Snow showers are likely during morning rush hour with the heaviest snow along the northern Wasatch Front & Cache valley. 1-3" slushy totals are possible with drier conditions by lunchtime.#utwx pic.twitter.com/44tZE10cHV — […]

  • Investigators ask for public’s help identifying toddler found dead in duffel bag off I-15

    Video with images of what the child was wearing can be seen at the bottom of this article.  SAN DIEGO, Calif. — In 2004, the remains of a toddler were found off of I-15 in San Diego, and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public’s help with identification. A video posted onto “Help ID Me” on Facebook said that the bag was believed to have been dumped for almost one year before it was […]

  • SUV loses traction, rolls down hill off Foremaster Drive

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — Wet road conditions are being blamed for a vehicle rollover Tuesday on Foremaster Drive, St. George News reported. The rollover was reported to the St. George Police Department and other first responders at 2:36 p.m. When they arrived at the scene they found an SUV that had run off the road and rolled partway down a hillside. The driver was moving up the hill from Riverside Drive when her SUV lost traction, hit the dirt on […]

  • 2-year-old Tooele County boy hit, killed after getting out of residence and running into road

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A young boy was killed Tuesday after he got out of his home in Tooele County, and was hit by a passing car, officials said. According to Lt. Travis Scharmann with the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, a two-year-old boy was somehow able to get out of his home and enter the road. The residence was located near 6900 N. Burmester Road, Scharmann said. After the child got out into the road, […]

  • Police: Man arrested in Utah with 19 pounds of narcotics from Sinaloa, Mexico; had been deported 8 times

    UTAH COUNTY — While investigating a case where a man was arrested with 19 pounds of narcotics in a car in Utah County and eight prior violations for re-entering the country illegally, authorities said Tuesday they learned the suspect has ties to Sinaloa, Mexico. Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said Jose Olegario Lopez is from the state of Sinaloa. Cannon said that ICE agents informed investigators that he had been deported from the U.S. eight different times. “Lopez […]

  • Duck hunter finds message in a bottle in Utah Lake, wonders how long ago it was written

    UTAH COUNTY — While duck hunting on Utah Lake Saturday, a man found a message in a bottle, written by an enthusiastic young person, who described their life, friends and family. The hunter, who stated his name was Travis, said he was hunting just south of Sandy Beach on the lake, when he found an old glass bottle laying in the water. When Travis looked more closely at the bottle, he noticed there was a note inside. The note was […]

  • ‘All clear’ issued after report of bomb threat at Weber County District Court

    UPDATE: An all-clear has been issued for the courthouse following reports of a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon. WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Police in Ogden said Tuesday afternoon that officials were responding to a report of a bomb threat at Weber County District Court. The court is located on 2525 Grant Ave., the Ogden Police Department said in a tweet. Officials said the building was being evacuated as a precaution and asked the public to assist by keeping clear of the area. […]

  • Utah’s Hogle Zoo issues warning after sea lion ‘puked up’ toddler’s sock

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s Hogle Zoo sent out a warning on Facebook Tuesday after a sea lion named Diego puked up a toddler’s sock Monday morning. “Poor Diego was NOT feeling well on Sunday,” the zoo said. “His keepers said he lost interest in training and even puked up blood.” Diego was eventually able to vomit up the sock. The zoo said that after the sock was out of his stomach, he was back out and swimming in the […]

  • New Florida bill would outlaw abortions after heartbeat is detected

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A new bill filed by a lawmaker in Florida would restrict abortions in the state after a heartbeat is detected. HB-235, which was filed for the state’s 2019 legislative session, would make it a criminal offense to terminate a pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat is detected by a doctor. The bill would also require a doctor to inform a pregnant woman who wants to receive an abortion “The nature and risks of undergoing or not undergoing the […]

  • Fashion Place Mall says unrelated fire alarm went off moments before shooting occurred

    MURRAY, Utah — In a press release sent to Fox 13 Monday, Fashion Place Mall clarified information on what mall officials say transpired prior to and during a shooting that took place Sunday. Rep. Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, a member of the Utah State Legislature, said that during the incident, Fashion Place Mall may not have responded well. “I am concerned that response was not what should have happened,” Moss said. “There should have been a different kind of alarm system.” In […]

  • Chris Stewart goes on CNN, calls on Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa to resign over racist remarks

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Chris Stewart R-UT called on Rep. Steve King R-IA to resign following recent remarks about white supremacy and white nationalism. The New York Times reported that King stated: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?” “Look, Mr. King, I think, has become ineffective,” Stewart told CNN Monday. “Without committee assignments, for heaven’s sake, he […]

  • Winter weather advisory to take effect in Southern Utah, with storm moving to other parts of the state

    SOUTHERN UTAH — A winter weather advisory will go into effect Monday night in southern parts of Utah, for a storm hitting Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City said Monday the storm would bring winter weather to Utah throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday: Another storm is coming through the area Tuesday into Wednesday, with the best accumulations over southern Utah. See the graphic for more info on timing and impacts. #utwx pic.twitter.com/RaEl5Rg1C3 — NWS Salt Lake […]