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.
Jun 16, 2019 12:19 am MDTChurch News: 3,000 youth welcome President Oaks, Elder Bednar to devotional prior to Oakland temple dedication A youth devotional featuring President Dallin H. Oaks of the First Presidency and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles drew 3,000 youth to the grounds of the Oakland California Temple.
May 2, 2019 12:58 pm MDTChurch News: Ogden Utah FamilySearch Center opens, will be a 'golden spike' for Latter-day Saints With its April 30 dedication and May 6 formal opening, the new Ogden Utah FamilySearch Center is augmenting the numerous stake family history centers throughout the city and in surrounding areas.
Apr 15, 2019 1:53 pm MDTChurch News: Temple dedication 'a dream' for Latter-day Saints in DR Congo — here are highlights from the event The Kinshasa DR Congo Temple comes just 32 years after the Church received official recognition in the country then known as Zaire, began meetings and witnessed the first of many baptisms.
Oct 7, 2018 12:07 pm MDTChurch News: President Nelson says name of Church is 'not negotiable.' Here's what past leaders have said Nearly two months after releasing an official statement regarding the proper name of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson revisited the “course correction” in his concluding address of the Sunday morning session of the October 2018 general conference.