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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 an LDS 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 nation journalism awards in news, sports, features, columns, headline writing and section supervision.

Recent Headlines

L. Don LeFevre, longtime Church spokesman, passes away at age 85
Brother L. Don Lefevre and Sister Bonnie LeFevre at the time of their call to the Laie Hawaii Temple Visitors Center in 2000.
Here's why the Church has decided to close 4 international MTCs
Elder Fernando Armindo Zuca, left, and Elder Jorge Gabriel, right, work with other missionaries on a lesson at the Brazil Missionary Training Center in São Paulo, Brazil on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
Hong Kong China Temple to close July 8 for renovations
The exterior of the Hong Kong China Temple, as shown during the month marking the 20th anniversary of the temple's dedication.