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

How 3 members helped the Church be officially recognized in DR Congo
David M. Kennedy, second from left, a special representative of the First Presidency, and Oscar W. McConkie Jr., fourth from the left and in the back, legal counsel for the Church, were key in helping get official recognition in 1986 for the Church in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). They are joined by, from left, a Mr. Minani of the Zaire intelligence office; Mucioko Banza, Mbuyi Nkitabungi, Régine Banza, Sister Jean Hutchings, Judith McConkie and Elder R. Bay Hutchings.
First Presidency releases Church's 2018 statistical report
Latter-day Saints stand and sing with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City during the morning session of the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, April 6, 2019.