Taylor Smith

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!


Walmart, Winn-Dixie could be next to administer COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

Two more names might enter the vaccination game. Walmart and Winn-Dixie could soon join the ranks with Publix to vaccinate Floridians. Gov. Ron DeSantis said...

Naples Winter Wine Festival goes virtual to meet great need of child organizations

Community members have a chance to give back to their communities through a yearly staple of Southwest Florida. Naples Winter Wine Festival raises millions of...

What would you do with $730 million?

What would you do with $730 million? That's what many people thought about ahead of the Powerball drawing Wednesday. Watch the video above for the full...

Collier County deputies actively search for suspect after crash in Naples Park

Collier County Sheriff's Office searched for a suspect involved in a crash who ran away on foot Wednesday night in the Naples Park community...

Fire engine rolls over on way to kitchen fire in Bonita Springs, no injuries

Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District confirmed Wednesday one of its fire engines flipped over on the way to a kitchen fire. According to...

Dolphin found dead, tangled in stone crab trap off Marco Island

A dolphin in the Gulf was found dead and tangled in a trap, and many have seen disturbing pictures online. Some people watched law...

Good Samaritan reunites woman with her dog after crash in Golden Gate Estates

A dog that was lost and alone after being thrown from a car was safe Monday. The owner of the dog took to Facebook and...

Family moves out of East Naples apartment complex after shots fired at home

Investigators are searching for suspects who shot at an apartment recently while a family was home. Wednesday Collier County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of...

Naples business hopes tourism returns sooner than State economist predicts

Businesses are trying to keep busy and hope to help their bottom line. Since the pandemic began, businesses are working to get their money...

Collier County high school project will expand Veterans Memorial Blvd

A growing Southwest Florida community is in need of a new school. With that new school will come some road changes. Collier County showed off...

Latest Headlines