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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!

Education

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

Likes best about Southwest Florida

The sunshine ☀️

Hometown
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!

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Collier County to propose ordinance banning dump trucks on stretch of Logan Blvd

Dump trucks are zooming through a neighborhood street where some community members live, and they are fed up with it. We’ve reported previously about concerns...
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Storms wash beached boat and debris onto North Naples beach

There was quite a bit of debris left behind after a powerful day and night of storms. Heavy rain and wind washed a beached...
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Collier County conducts traffic study survey for future of Immokalee Road

Collier County Board of County Commissioners is looking to determine how bad traffic is along Immokalee Road between Livingston Road and Logan Boulevard and...
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Golden Gate gets pop-up J&J vaccine site

Avoiding the frustration of trying to get a COVID vaccine appointment. People are lining up for the shots at a pop-up clinic in Collier County. Anita...
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Naples City Council delays discussion on future of hotel property

The Naples City Council on Wednesday voted to delay discussions over the future of the historic Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club property. The project...
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A new Collier County development location is right in Florida panther territory

A new community development is nearing approval but its location is in the heart of Florida Panther territory. There are fewer than 130 panthers...
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Doctor out of jail after drugs, bomb found in Collier County home

A Collier County doctor accused of having drugs and making bombs in his home was also connected to kids in our community. Dr. Christy Cugini...
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Collier County to widen Vanderbilt Beach Road

Part of Vanderbilt Beach Road will soon get a facelift, making it easier for everyone including bikers, pedestrians and drivers to use the stretch...
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Mural created to honor farmworker shot and killed by Collier County deputies

After a neighbor was shot and killed by deputies responding to a call, a mural has been created in his honor and a community...
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Collier County conducts traffic study survey for future of Immokalee Road

Collier County Board of County Commissioners is looking to determine how bad traffic is along Immokalee Road between Livingston Road and Logan Boulevard and...

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