Professional Experience

2019 to present: Taylor is our Collier County reporter. She previously worked at WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi as a reporter and weekend evening anchor.

While in school she interned at NBC 6 in Miami and CBS12 in West Palm Beach.

News Philosophy

To be a light in the darkness in the communities of SWFL. To give everyone a chance to tell their side of the story and be understanding of whatever they are going through.

Hobbies, Interests, & Involvement

You can find her in the sunshine, working out, tanning, traveling, or exploring in her free time!


Bachelor in Journalism and minors in Communication and Film from Florida Atlantic University!

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The sunshine ☀️

Hello, Aloha, Annyeonghaseyo, Hey Ya’ll, those are just a few of the ways Taylor has been saying hello in the different states and country’s she has lived in. Being a self-proclaimed military brat most of her life she has never had a home base!

Naples ranked among top cities for senior health

The Mesothelioma Center ranked Naples as one of the top five best cities for seniors’ health. It looked at the total population of seniors, average retirement income, how many senior centers are in the area and the average life expectancy. A couple we spoke to says they feel younger just living in Naples. “I think […]

Collier County: Nuisance home in Naples Manor to be boarded up for a year

A problematic house known for drugs and loud music has been shuttered much to the relief of nearby neighbors. For more than a year and a half, Collier County Sheriff’s Office received 92 calls for service at the home a nuisance home in Naples Manor, where investigators found guns and drugs, The home is along […]


North Collier Fire Rescue stressing firework safety ahead of July 4th

With the Fourth of July less than a week away, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll be hearing lots of fireworks very soon. But, fire officials want to stress the importance of not only a happy but safe Fourth of July. In Collier County, there are new fireworks guidelines to follow this year. There are only […]

SWFL biologists track Burmese pythons to help control the population

A large reptile species in the state is putting other Florida animals at risk, so Southwest Florida scientists are working to capture as many as they can. According to a new report, tracking the invasive Burmese python is helping scientists control the population. Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Collier County is catching the pythons, bringing […]

Collier County says sea turtle nests meddled with at Naples Beach

Monday, Collier County officials says four sea turtle nests were meddled with at Naples Beach. It’s a crime that could land people in jail and bring fines against them. Collier County says, with July 4 nearing on the calendar, officials are going to be putting extra signs on the front and back of all of […]

Suspect accused of faking documents to get driver’s licenses in North Naples

Fake documents helped a man get a real driver’s license in Southwest Florida. It’s not the first time something like this has happened in the region or at the same DMV. The Florida Highway Patrol arrested 23-year-old Omaid Sultani on Monday after investigators say he tried to get two Florida IDs at the DMV on […]

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Road rage leads to I-75 crash in Collier County

Road rage led to a collision involving three vehicles Sunday night in Collier County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, three cars were traveling south on I-75, near the Immokalee Road exit, around 8:15 p.m. An ongoing road rage incident occurred between the first two cars, during which they drove aggressively and eventually collided. Those […]

Boat captain says Mylar balloons littering Marco, concerned for wildlife

Dozens of deflated balloons have been littering beaches and threatening wildlife. A fisherman on Marco Island told us he sees balloons both in the water and on the shore, picking up 17 to 20 daily. He’s worried most because this is happening during sea turtle nesting season. When Mylar balloons wash up on beaches or […]

Collier County to add more generators for pump stations to prevent flooding

Collier County is making sure people never have to see raw sewage on its streets again. This happened when Hurricane Irma hit Southwest Florida in 2017. The Amberton Townhomes community in Collier County was among those flooded four years ago after the storm. Collier County Board of County Commissioners approved more funding for the county’s […]

20-year-old accused of shooting couple with water bead gun in Naples

Two people were ambushed and shot in the face with water beads from a water bead gun, similar to an airsoft gun that shoots plastic pellets. It happened while the pair left a restaurant along 5th Avenue in Naples. Tuesday, Naples Police Department arrested 20-year-old Joseph Noel, who faces two counts of battery, after he […]