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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 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

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.
The ins and outs of LDS Charities and what it provides across the globe
In front of a tent donated by LDS Charities following Haiti's devastating January 2010 earthquake, Surmarha Lauteles takes her turn tending one of the dozen babies staying outside an LDS meetinghouse in Pétion-Ville, Haiti, near Port-au-Prince on Jan., 27, 2010.