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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

Why missionaries should own their gospel scholarship
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles addresses new mission presidents and their companions during the 2018 Mission Leadership Seminar on June 24, 2018.
New and improved version of 'Preach My Gospel' now available
Missionaries and members have an updated electronic version of "Preach My Gospel" now available to help them share the gospel with others.
'Angels are walking these hallways': The ins and outs of the Brazil MTC
Elder Fernando Armindo Zuca, left, and Elder Jorge Gabriel, right, work with other missionaries on preparations and planning at the Brazil Missionary Training Center in São Paulo on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
These 3 experiences were life-changing for this Church leader
Elder Juan Pablo Villar, General Authority Seventy, and his wife, Sister Carola Cristina Barrios Villar, in Salt Lake City on Monday, April 2, 2018.
Brazil in 1978: How a revelation and a temple changed everything
The LDS Church's São Paulo Temple is seen at sunset in São Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.