Tim Taylor (newscaster)
May 19, 1940|
Bedford, Ohio, U.S.
|Occupation||television news anchor,|
Tim Taylor (born May 19, 1940, in Bedford, Ohio) is an American former Emmy-Award winning newscaster/investigative reporter and news anchor for Fox Affiliate WJW-TV 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. Taylor served as the Chief Anchor of FOX 8 News at Six and Ten (formerly Newscenter 8 (1977–95) and Ei8ht Is News (1995–96)), Monday through Friday on WJW. from 1977-2005, after beginning his television career with WEWS-TV, initially as the city’s first consumer ombudsman “Action Reporter” and then as weekend news anchor.
Career achievements and honors
Taylor is the second Cleveland television news anchorperson ever honored with the Cleveland Association of Broadcaster’s “Excellence in Broadcasting” Award. In addition to his primary anchor role, Taylor has covered presidential conventions, inaugurations, papal visits, the Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster and the World Series as well as one-on-one interviews with many of America ’s top newsmakers, including Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton.
The first ten years of Taylor's career were spent in radio, including seven years as News Director of WHK 1420 Radio. It was there that Taylor earned recognition for his live coverage of such historic news events as the second Sam Shepard trial, the Hough Riots, the Glenville shootout, complete live coverage of the aborted Apollo 13 mission and the Kent State shootings, for which he received one of his three Emmy awards for his 25th anniversary perspective piece on the Kent State tragedy.
Personal life and interests
An avid golfer and outdoorsman, Tim is now retired, and he and his wife Cathy enjoy sharing their love of animals and nature with their six adult children and four grandchildren in suburban Cleveland.