Jeff Taylor (journalist)

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Jeffrey Taylor is an American journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize.[1][2]


Taylor grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas, graduating in 1984. He began his career as a reporter at The Kansas City Star in 1985.[3] In 1991, he and fellow Star reporter Mike McGraw wrote a critical series on the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for which they won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting next year.[1][2]

In 1995, Taylor joined the Detroit Free Press, where he shared the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Medium Newspers for "A Killer in Our Food"[4]. In 2009, Taylor was senior managing editor at the Free Press when the newspaper's reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the corruption of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Taylor was intimately involved in editing on the Kilpatrick stories.[5]

In July 2012, Taylor replaced Dennis Ryerson as editor of The Indianapolis Star.[6][7]

In March 2018, Taylor was named Executive Editor for news at USA TODAY.[8]


  1. ^ a b "National Reporting". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  2. ^ a b "1992 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Their Works in Journalism and the Arts". The New York Times. April 8, 1992.
  3. ^ Indianapolis Star names new top editor | Indianapolis Star |
  4. ^ Lipinski, Lynn (May 23, 2000). "UCLA'S Anderson School Announces Winners of Loeb Competition and the Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award". UCLA. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Indianapolis Star hires Detroit Free Press senior managing editor Jeffrey Taylor as new editor
  6. ^ Free Press senior editor Jeff Taylor named to top role at Indianapolis Star | Michigan Business | Detroit Free Press |
  7. ^ ‘Detroit Free Press’ Announces Layoffs; Editor Jeff Taylor Joins ‘Indianapolis Star’ - MediaJobsDaily
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