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

Missionary safety survey results help prompt changes
Missionaries walk the grounds of the Provo Missionary Training Center in Provo on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.
Timeline of the LDS Church and Boy Scouts of America
FILE - Cub Scouts from troop 4439 and others came to hear the Internet Keep Safe Coalition's new pilot program, “Wise Tech Choices” in Salt Lake City, Monday, June  27, 2016.
President Russell M. Nelson: Ministering announcement
President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
'Heart-bumps' felt at the 2017 Scout jamboree
Church releases statement on missionary safety survey
Missionaries in the Church's Alabama Birmingham Mission. A survey asking about experiences and perceptions of physical safety is being sent to LDS missionaries worldwide, according to a Church statement released June 5.
Church issues statement
Protect the Constitution: Elder Oaks asks religious groups to unite
Elder Dallin H. Oaks, right, speaks with Dr. John C. Eastman of Chapman University prior to his speech at the School of Law.
Elder Oaks calls for unity in protecting religious freedom
Elder Dallin H. Oaks.
Haiti remains a focus for Church humanitarian relief efforts
Church members leave the Petion-Vville Ward  after church in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Many are residing on the grounds because they have no homes due to the earthquake.