Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor

On the Deseret News staff since September 1984, Scott Taylor has been managing editor, opinion editor, sports editor, Olympic sports editor and an assistant city editor as well as a reporter/writer covering events and issues for the News, Sports, Olympics, Church News, Faith/Ethics, City and Utah County departments/sections. From 2011 to 2014, he took a leave of absence to serve as a mission president in Phoenix. A BYU graduate and Pulliam Fellow/intern at the Arizona Republic, he has reported from five continents with coverage from high school sports to five Olympic Games and from local city government and law enforcement agencies to relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He has received numerous local, state, regional and nation journalism awards in news, sports, features, columns, headline writing and section supervision.

Recent Headlines

First rendering released for San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
An artist rendering of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple. The rendering was released Saturday, Jan. 12.
Fortaleza Brazil Temple open house, dedication dates announced
Rendering of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple.
Church announces creation of 4 new missions, dissolving of 12 others
Missionaries watch President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prior to a missionary meeting in Montevideo, Uraguay on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the creation of four new missions and the dissolving 12 existing missions. With these changes, announced on Jan. 2 and beginning July 1, there will be 399 missions worldwide.
Open house, rededication dates set for Oakland California Temple
The Oakland California Temple is set for a public open house from May 11 through June 1 — excluding Sundays — prior to its rededication on June 16, 2019.
Dominican Republic MTC to close in January 2019
The Dominican Republic Missionary Training Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
These are the highlights of the Ivory Coast temple groundbreaking
Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Sister Kathy Andersen help Primary children at the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Abidjan Cote d'Ivoire Temple on Nov. 8, 2018.