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
  • No. 25 BYU Cougars beat McNeese State Cowboys 30-3, mascot Cosmo accidentally unmasked during game

    PROVO, Utah — After a slow start, the no. 25 ranked BYU football team scored 24 points in the second quarter to beat McNeese State 30-3. McNeese State controlled the first quarter, but they only managed to score three points. A blocked field goal by Corbin Kaufusi ignited the Cougars. Lopini Katoa ran for two touchdowns and Tanner Mangum threw a touchdown pass to Talon Shumway in the decisive second quarter. “It feels good to win and I told the guys to […]

  • ‘The Walk of No Shame:’ Marchers raise awareness of sexual assault, harassment in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — “The Walk of No Shame” was attended by dozens of marchers Saturday afternoon to raise awareness of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The event, hosted by “SlutWalk,” a self-described global grassroots movement that is anti-slut shaming and anti-victim blaming, featured people of all ages, hoping to educate the public of the prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in American society. Cat Palmer, a photographer, and art activist said that educating people on consent was a […]

  • Utah County man arrested after allegedly smashing bottle of whiskey over friend’s head, causing serious injury

    OREM, Utah — A Utah County man was arrested after allegedly breaking a bottle of Fireball Whiskey over his friend’s head while the two were “talking sh**.” Dylan Everrett Wood, 25, was arrested Saturday for one count of aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, a second-degree felony, and one count of criminal mischief, a class-A misdemeanor. A probable cause statement released by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said that officers responded to the Timpanogos Regional Medical Center to assist […]

  • UPDATE: crews continue to gain control on Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires

    UTAH COUNTY – Two major wildfires are gradually gaining containment after weeks of threatening homes and livestock. According to a press release from Utah wildfire officials, the Pole Creek fire is now 33 percent contained and 99,693 acres. They also said the Bald Mountain Fire is 18 percent contained and 18,550 acres. Residents will also be returning to their homes starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning in the Woodland Hills and Elk Ridge communities. They said all pre-evacuation notices for […]

  • Motor home catches fire in Payson parking lot

    PAYSON, Utah — A motorhome caught fire in a Wendy’s parking lot Saturday in Payson. According to a Facebook post made by Payson Fire Rescue, Engine 94, Truck 91 and Ambulance 91 responded to the incident. According to Sgt. Noemi Sandoval with the Payson Police Department, a husband and wife were on their way to Delta, Utah when they noticed smoke coming out of the trailer. The wife, who was driving at the time, was able to pull over in […]

  • Morgan County officials ask residents to stop bothering rapper Post Malone, who is visiting the county on vacation

    MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office took to social media Friday to ask the public to stop going to a property where the rap star Post Malone is staying, in an attempt to “visit him.” In the post, the sheriff’s office confirmed that Malone was in fact in the county, and had reached out to officials to help keep people from going to where he stays. The sheriff’s office also stated that rumors had been circulating that […]

  • Unruly, intoxicated passenger causes flight to be diverted from to Oklahoma City after departing Salt Lake City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An overnight flight from Salt Lake City to Orlando was diverted at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City due to an unruly passenger, KFOR reported Friday. According to an arrest affidavit, the Delta flight crew noticed that 28-year-old Derek Maas appeared to be intoxicated when he got on the flight in Salt Lake City. At that point, the crew determined that Maas shouldn’t be served any alcoholic drinks on the flight. When Maas realized that he […]

  • Lightning caused Slate Fire burns 498 acres in Summit County

    UPDATE: The United States Department of Agriculture said Saturday that the Slate Fire has grown to 498 acres. Firefighters are continuing to construct containment lines on the north and northwest edge of the fire adjacent to the Slate Creek drainage. The previous story continues below:  SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Slate Fire, which was caused by lightning on Aug. 23, grew due to high winds Thursday in Summit County. The fire, which is burning 3.5 miles north of Highway 50 and […]

  • Red flag fire warning in effect in Wasatch County; fire danger high

    WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A red flag warning was put into effect Saturday until 8:00 p.m. due to high winds and low humidity levels. The warning began at 2:48 a.m., North Summit Fire stated in a tweet. Red Flag Warning URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE@NWSSaltLakeCity 248 AM MDT Sat Sep 22 2018 Wasatch Mountains-248 AM MDT Sat Sep 22 2018 …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDTSUNDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY #RedFlag […]

  • American Fork police seek pair of missing runaway teens after car found abandoned

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah — The American Fork Police Department released photos and information on two juvenile runaways, whose car was found abandoned in Idaho. Drake Niles Mathews and Abraham Terry Chidester were both seen last on Wednesday. They are both 17-years-old. Police said they believed that both Mathews and Chidester planned to intentionally run away. Their vehicle, described as a white 2002 Mazda Millenia with Utah license plates, was found abandoned in Ada County, Idaho, police said. “We believe both of these […]

  • Close to 3,000 evacuees in Pole Creek and Bald Mountain rain fires finally going home

    UTAH COUNTY — Starting at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning residents in the Woodland Hills and Elk Ridge communities will be allowed back into their homes, after being evacuated due to the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires.  The news was announced Friday night at a community meeting at Salem Hills High School. The Sheriff of Utah County, Mike Smith, told Fox 13 that with the fire containment improving the last few days, they believe the area is safe enough to […]

  • Pole Creek Fire 32 percent contained, no structures lost; 3,000 evacuees allowed to return home

    UPDATE: The communities of Woodland Hills and Elk Ridge will be allowed back to their homes at 9:00 a.m. Saturday after being evacuated by the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires. Effective at 9:00 AM, September 22, 2018, the evacuation orders will be lifted for cities of Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills. Please be cautious as you return to you homes, as firefighters will stiff be working in these areas. https://t.co/jph10KHAvP — Spencer Cannon (@SGTCannonPIO) September 22, 2018 Payson City announced […]