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
  • Man fighting stage four cancer given hope, renewed faith in God after Lindon neighborhood helps decorate

    LINDON, Utah — He’s always been the guy who shows up to help his neighbors, no matter what. When people in Lindon found out that 36-year-old  Caz Lupus was battling stage four cancer, they started the season of giving a little early. “I’ve just known him to look out for other people,” said Chad Harvie, Lupus’ childhood friend. The neighborhood banded together to erect a giant Christmas tree using two 55-foot tall cranes, as well as numerous decorations. Caz doesn’t […]

  • Wanted with Scott McKane: Car thefts, shooting suspects and other crimes

    This week’s “Wanted” starts with suspects wanted for an alleged vehicle theft that occurred in West Jordan near 5500 W. 7750 S. Anyone with information on the suspects, who appeared in surveillance footage to be stealing items from a car can call (801) 256-2000. The next case comes from West Jordan as well. Two suspects in a shooting were pictured entering a local store and appear to be smiling. Anyone with identifying information on the two can call the West Jordan […]

  • Crews recover body of missing woman after couple’s canoe capsized in Wasatch County

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Search crews found the body of Chenoa L. Plank, a 26-year-old woman from Sugar House, who went missing while camping in Strawberry Reservoir Sunday evening. The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Sunday that Plank, who was camping with her boyfriend, 24-year-old Benjamin S. Margalis of Goodhue, Minnesota, drowned after the couple’s canoe capsized near Chicken Creek West at Strawberry Reservoir on Monday. The body of Margalis was found Saturday while crews were searching the […]

  • Police: Man wanted for allegedly raping 16-month-old boy arrested

    Lawrenceburg, TN (WSMV) — The Lawrence County man accused of raping a 16-month-old boy earlier this month has been arrested after he was put on the TBI’s Most Wanted list earlier this week. Simon Dean Porter, 33, is wanted for aggravated rape of a child. The incident happened on Nov. 10. TBI officials tweeted Sunday that Porter was located and captured by law enforcement in Scottsboro, Alabama. The victim is receiving treatment at a hospital in Nashville. Porter lives in […]

  • Video shows crews extinguishing hay fire in Kaysville Sunday

    KAYSVILLE, Utah — A video shows crews working to extinguish a hay fire in Kaysville early Sunday morning. According to a Facebook post made by the Kaysville Fire Department, brush 61 and Engine 61 responded to the fire. Crews extinguished and overhauled the fire after several hours, the post stated. It also said that hay fires are often incredibly hard to extinguish. Details regarding how the fire began were not available at the time of this report. No one was […]

  • Family holds vigil on 20th anniversary of teen’s murder; suspect still at large

    SALT LAKE CITY — The family of Trisha Beristain, who was shot down in cold blood and later found by hunters in Big Cottonwood Canyon 20 years ago, held a vigil and hoped that after all these years, justice will someday be served. Trish was allegedly murdered by a man named Jesse Vega when she was 19-years-old, but police have been unable to locate him. Police say Vega was seeing Beristain at the time of her murder but had become jealous […]

  • Utah fire agency warns users of space heaters about fire hazard as temps cool

    MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — Morgan County Fire & EMS warned the public Saturday about potential fire hazards, if space heaters are plugged into power strips. The National Fire Protection Association says that out of the 53,000 fires caused by home heating equipment each year, space heaters caused the most deaths and injuries and half the damage. Oftentimes space heaters are plugged into power strips, which can cause the strips to overheat because they are unable to handle the device’s energy […]

  • Wasatch County Sheriff seeks public’s help locating life jacket in connection to drowning on Strawberry Reservoir

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a life jacket, after the body of a man who appeared to have drowned while canoeing was recovered Saturday in Strawberry Reservoir. According to a Facebook post made Sunday by the sheriff’s office, a gray life jacket may have been picked up by a fisherman or a passing boater in Strawberry Reservoir earlier in the week. Sunday, Search and Rescue officials recovered the body […]

  • Crews recover bodies of missing couple in Strawberry Reservoir

    BREAKING: “Search crews found the body of Chenoa L. Plank, a 26 year old woman from Sugar House, this afternoon,” the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday. The previous story continues below:  WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Crews searching for a missing couple in Strawberry Reservoir said they recovered the body of a missing man Saturday who appeared to have drowned in a part of the reservoir. The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Saturday that search and […]

  • Police seek suspect after two businesses robbed in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — Police are seeking a suspect after two local businesses were robbed in Salt Lake City Saturday evening. According to Lt. Russ Amott with the Salt Lake City Police Department, the first robbery occurred at a Del Taco near 800 E. 400 S. at around 8:15 p.m. A second robbery occurred shortly after the first, at a Papa Murphey’s near 200 S. and 700 E. Amott stated at both businesses a suspect handed over a note demanding […]

  • 10-year-old flown to hospital following auto-pedestrian accident in West Jordan

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — A 10-year-old boy was flown to the hospital after being hit by a car in West Jordan Saturday evening near 8200 S. 5600 W. Patrol Officer Jennifer Worthen with the West Jordan Police Department stated that the incident happened at around 7 p.m. A father and his two boys, a 10-year-old and a 7-year-old were crossing a crosswalk on their way to a state little league championship, Worthen said, when a car hit the 10-year-old. The 10-year-old […]

  • Delta flight from SLC to Paris grounded Saturday after ‘encountering birds’

    SALT LAKE CITY — A flight bound from Salt Lake City to Paris had to turn around Saturday after “encountering birds,” which appeared in photos to have been killed by the aircraft. Delta Airlines said in a statement to Fox 13 that flight 248, which was headed to Paris, encountered birds during its ascent. “The flight landed safely and returned to the gate, where customers deplaned normally,” Delta said. 223 customers were onboard the aircraft, which was a 767-300. Salt […]