Abbey Taylor is a Multimedia Journalist for KY3. She grew up in the small town of Wood River, Illinois just twenty minutes from St. Louis, Missouri. Abbey graduated from Eastern Illinois University with her degree in Journalism in 2018.
During Abbey’s four years at EIU she interned for the PBS affiliate WEIU, which is a live, nightly award-winning newscast broadcasted by students. Abbey says after reporting in Central Illinois for four years she fell in love with storytelling and loves the idea of being able to report the news but also share people’s story while doing it. In her last semester interning with WEIU she won a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Emmy for her on air talent. Before coming to KY3 she was a Multimedia Journalist and the weekend anchor at Siouxland News in Sioux City, Iowa.
While in college, Abbey discovered her love for traveling after studying abroad in London for a semester. She traveled to thirteen different countries around Europe. She hopes to visit one day soon and add more countries to her list. She was also active in her sorority Delta Delta Delta.
In her free time you can find Abbey playing with her dog, George the Corgi. She loves the outdoors, hiking, laying by the pool and exploring new places. She enjoys photography, reading and blogging on all her adventures. Abbey’s excited to learn more about the Ozarks and get involved in the community.