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
  • U of U police release photos of what is believed to be sexual assault suspect’s truck

    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah released pictures of a truck that is believed to be tied to the suspect of a sexual assault. The assault occurred early Saturday morning, police said. The truck was described as a dark colored 1998-2002 Toyota Tacoma extended cab, and the suspect was described as a white male, who was wearing jeans and a dark jacket. Police said the suspect attacked a woman while she was walking down 500 South just after […]

  • GoFundMe for boy thrown off balcony at Mall of America raises more than $350,000

    BLOOMINGTON, Minn.– A 5-year-old boy has to get multiple surgeries after being thrown off a 3rd-floor balcony at the Mall of America. Police said the fall, which happened Friday, was around 40 feet. A 24-year-old suspect was arrested in connection with the child’s fall, and police said he either threw or pushed him off a balcony. A GoFundMe for the child has raised more than $350,000. A family friend wrote the following statement about the boy, who they identified as […]

  • Trio of bald eagles consisting of 2 dads, mom raising family together

    A trio of bald eagles who live along the Mississippi River in Illinois are successfully raising a family together. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge said Valor I, Valor II and Starr formed in 2013 after the female chose a new mate. Even after being replaced, Valor I stuck around. “Having more than two birds assist with feeding and rearing young isn’t all that uncommon, but it is interesting to see that these males seem to prefer […]

  • Dad loses 92 pounds after noticing he couldn’t keep up, enjoy time with his kids

    A 40-year-old father took steps to change his life after he found he was unable to physically keep up with his children. Jerimiah Peterson said he went on a hiking trip with his kids and found he was having a hard time keeping his breath. “Instead of remembering all the good memories we had made on this trip, all I can remember is this one thing that kept playing in my head over and over again,” Jeremiah said on Instagram. […]

  • Motorcyclist killed following crash in Davis County on Legacy Parkway

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Officials with Davis County Dispatch confirmed Saturday that a motorcyclist was killed while traveling on Legacy Parkway in Woods Cross. Officials said the fatal accident occurred at 500 S. and Legacy Parkway. Utah Highway Patrol officials stated that the motorcyclist ran off the side of the road and hit a pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Additional information on the motorcyclist’s identity were not available. This is a breaking news story. Additional details will […]

  • 20-year-old slams through fence, damages property while three times over DUI limit, Roy police say

    ROY, Utah — Police in Roy posted photos of a car accident Saturday morning that they said was caused by a driver who was three times over the legal DUI limit. “Don’t drink and drive,” officials with the Roy Police Department said in a Facebook post. “This is a concept that some find difficult to understand.” Police said the accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. Photos showed a car with a significant amount of damage to it and a truck that […]

  • Former Pleasant Grove High School teacher sentenced to 1 year in jail for touching teenage student

    UTAH COUNTY, Utah — A former Pleasant Grove High School teacher was sentenced to one year in jail after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor related to the inappropriate touching of a male student. In November of 2018, Kenneth Columbus Ayers, 41, was accused of touching the student, who was 17 at the time, after the student requested that he engage in sexual activity with him. Court documents state that Ayers was assisting the victim with an assignment after class, and […]

  • Study: Forcing a smile at work linked to heavy drinking

    A Study states that employees who force themselves to smile at work may be at risk for heavier drinking after work. A team of researchers with Penn State and the University of Buffalo studied the drinking habits of people who work with the public or customers, such as food service and nursing. “They found a link between those who regularly faked or amplified positive emotions, like smiling, or suppressed negative emotions — resisting the urge to roll one’s eyes, for […]

  • Police: Utah man arrested after 1,000’s of images of child porn found, says he is ‘addicted’

    OGDEN, Utah — A Weber County man was arrested Thursday after court documents say thousands of images of child pornography were found on an account he owned, and the man said he was “addicted” to the images and videos. The documents allege that Jeffery Sanford, 40, had the images and videos stored on his Dropbox account, which were found after investigators were tipped off by the company that the child pornography had been uploaded. Investigators obtained a warrant for the […]

  • Video shows hospital staff honoring child who passed away, whose organs will be donated

    The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital posted a video to Youtube Wednesday of staff members honoring a child who passed away, and whose organs were to be donated. The hospital wrote the following words in the description of the video: “Their silence says more than words ever could. When a family makes the courageous decision to donate their child’s organs, staff show their respect for the family by lining the halls to the operating room. This is a family’s hardest day; […]

  • PetSmart offering free photos with the Easter bunny for pet owners

    PetSmart is offering free photos with the Easter bunny this weekend, the pet store giant announced on Twitter: The Easter Bunny has arrived 🐰 Come to your local PetSmart today and tomorrow from 12-4pm for a free photo with the Easter Bunny! 🐣#PetSmartParties #fortheloveofpets https://t.co/AYdvE2hdqT pic.twitter.com/lwGTDPYISy — PetSmart (@PetSmart) April 13, 2019 For more information on the event, click here.

  • Officials warn public after deadly fentanyl-laced marijuana found, suspect arrested

    ONEIDA COUNTY, NY — An upstate New York sheriff’s office is warning the public after marijuana laced with fentanyl was found. Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol said Friday that an individual who was in possession of the laced marijuana was arrested. “With fentanyl laced marijuana now confirmed to be in New York State, I am extremely concerned for the safety of anyone using marijuana. Everyone needs to be aware that the potential of getting fentanyl laced marijuana is possible and […]

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