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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 Church 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 national journalism awards in news, sports, features, columns, headline writing and section supervision.

Recent Headlines

HUD secretary Carson visits Church's Welfare Square
Elder Jack N. Gerard, left, and Elder Kent F. Richards, right, visit with HUD secretary Dr. Ben Carson in a Deseret Industries Thrift Store located at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, during a July 11, 2019, tour.
Elder Soares shares 5 tips for joyful missionary work
Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles speaks Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the New Mission Leadership Seminar at the Provo Missionary Training Center.
First Presidency announces increase in monthly missionary contribution
Two missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ride their bicycles.
Fortaleza Temple quickly proves its impact as Brazil's newest temple
Church general authorities and their wives stand pause in front of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple on Saturday afternoon, June 1, 2019, a day before the temple's dedication. From left, Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, a General Authority Seventy and counselor in Brazil Area; Sister Elaine Parrella; Sister Luisa Aidukaitis; Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, a General Authority Seventy and president of the Brazil Area; Elder Ulisses S. Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; Sister Rosana Soares; Sister Mônica Godoy and Elder Carlos A. Godoy of the Presidency of the Seventy.
Demolition of 5 Provo MTC buildings to make way for more open spaces
An overhead view from the new T4 training building at the Provo Missionary Training Center show the open spaces — tables, benches, walkways and such — between the T4 and T3 buildings in Provo on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.