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!


Woman searches for owner of vintage photo she found at RSW

A woman in Southwest Florida discovered someone’s lost possession on the floor at the airport, and she decided to share to what she found...

A look at whether rising COVID-19 cases will change habits

Our coronavirus cases are up almost seven-fold since a month ago in Florida. Meanwhile, we learned Friday RSW broke a travel record for June....

Police: Man arrested for exposing himself to woman near Naples Pier

A man was arrested Wednesday after a woman reported he flashed her near the Naples Pier. The Naples Police Department said Juan Carlobos, 45, who...

Lightning in SWFL: House fire caused by possible strike; a teen struck on vacation;...

A family got out of their home in Golden Gate Estates Monday after a fire ripped through their roof, and investigators are checking to...

Report shows high-rent prices making it hard to live in SWFL, much of the...

High-rent prices are making it harder for many people to make ends meet in Florida, and that includes Southwest Florida – one of the...

Proposal opens up more Florida Panther land to the public in Collier County

There is a plan that could give people further access to wildlife in Southwest Florida. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to add new trails...

Thieves steal $50K in Garmin GPS devices from private boats at East Naples marina

Ahead of impacts from Elsa, crooks decided to make off with some pricy equipment from private boats at a marina in Southwest Florida. Collier County...

18-year-old reels in nurse shark while visiting Vanderbilt Beach

An 18-year-old on vacation in Southwest Florida had a memorable catch in our waters during his stay. The excitement from Ryan Swanson can be heard...

Naples police: Unknown suspect lit fireworks inside park bathroom, damaged urinal

It was a mad dash after an unknown person ignited fireworks in a men's restroom. A recording captured the explosion moments after they ran...

You can save cash while spending during Florida’s ‘Freedom Week’

Your chance to save cash is right around the corner. Beginning Thursday, you will not have to pay sales tax in the state on a...

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