Josh Taylor, Anchor/Reporter, KHOG-KHBS TV
KHOG-KHBS-TV in Fayetteville/Ft. Smith, Arkansas, calls Josh Taylor a triple threat.
Taylor, the sports anchor/reporter for the No. 1-rated 10 p.m. weekend news program in the viewing area, held jobs simultaneously in TV, print and radio in Pittsburgh, hosting a morning talk radio show at WTAE and working on TribLIVE radio, as well as writing.
Taylor, who earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and certificate in general business from Duquesne in 2007, found time to play semipro baseball and other sports year-round as well as to win a Telly Award as an anchor, reporter and producer for DUQ-TV News. Because Duquesne is in a city with major league sports, Taylor had opportunities to interview legends like former Steeler "Mean" Joe Greene and to cover the last regular season Penguins hockey game played in Mellon Arena.
But the best thing about Duquesne for Taylor, is, "the number of people who are willing to invest in you as a person as well as a student. Without my professors and people involved in the Office of Student Life, I would never have been able start my journey from the Bluff to reaching my dream of being a sportscaster."
At Duquesne, Taylor grew as a person, not just academically. "There's something for everybody. Between the Duquesne Duke student newspaper, DUQ-TV, WDSR Radio, intramural sports, Greek life and organizations like Orientation staff and the Black Student Union, I made connections and had great experiences with friends that will last a lifetime," he said. "I recently flew back to Pittsburgh to be a groomsman in my fraternity brother's wedding. I think we spent more time reminiscing about our times at Duquesne than talking about anything else. It's a special thing to have memories like that."