Kent Taylor Biography
Kent Taylor is a former American sports anchor and reporter who formerly held the position of sports Director at WAVE 3 News in Louisville, Kentucky. Since July of 2000, he had been employed by this station.
When it came to Kent’s education, he graduated from high school in 1989 having done so at St. Margaret Mary, St. Xavier High School. After that, he enrolled in Miami University in Ohio, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism in 1993. He went on to pursue a career as a journalist.
Kent Taylor Age
On October 15th, Taylor was born in Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States. He was born on the 15th of October, and his zodiac sign is Libra. His birthday is celebrated every year on October 15th. Despite the fact that he appears to be in his 50s, Kent is quite secretive about his actual birth year.
Kent Taylor Height
Taylor stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches.
Kent Taylor WAVE 3 News
Taylor formerly served as the sports director for WAVE 3 News in Louisville, which is located in the state of Kentucky. In January of 2002, he served as a fill-in for the 11 o’clock sports anchor spot on WAVE, making him only the fourth anchor in the history of the station. After working for WLKY for a total of six years as a Sports Reporter and Photographer, Kent began his career at WAVE in July of 2000. Since 1994, he has covered several sporting events in his area. Kent has covered every Kentucky Derby since 1994, as well as the University of Louisville’s 2005 trip to the Gator Bowl, the University of Louisville’s trip to the Final Four in 2005, and the University of Louisville’s 2006 Orange Bowl win. Additionally, Kent has covered Western Kentucky’s 2002 NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship, the 2001 Brickyard 400, and the University of Kentucky’s trip to the 1998 Outback Bowl.
He covered both the University of Louisville’s victory over Florida in the Sugar Bowl as well as their drive to the NCAA Championship. Additionally, Kent was there at the Cardinals’ and Rick Pitino’s visit to the White House, which was hosted by President Barack Obama. In addition, he went to New York for the Belmont Stakes and to Baltimore, Maryland for the Elmont and Preakness Stakes. He also covered American Pharoah’s Triple Crown campaign in 2015 while in New York for the Belmont Stakes. During WAVE’s coverage of the Ryder Cup in 2008 at Valhalla Golf Club, Kent served as the network’s frontman.
Additionally, Kent was the play-by-play voice for the Arena 2 Louisville Fire, and he reported from the sidelines for ESPNU during two of the University of Louisville’s football spring games. Since its inception in 2010, he has been serving as the host of “The Scotty Davenport Show” for Bellarmine University’s head basketball coach Scotty Davenport. In the 2010–11 season, the Knights were victorious at the Division II National Championship. Alongside Rick Pitino, who coaches basketball, and Bobby Petrino, who coaches football for the University of Louisville, Kent served as a co-host of the weekly show “Inside the Cards,” which was produced by WAVE 3 News. Additionally, he was the play-by-play announcer for the two exhibition basketball games that the Cards played in the years 2015 and 2014.
The Associated Press bestowed upon Kent the title of “Kentucky TV Sportscaster of the Year” in each of the years 2015, 2012, 2009, and 2008. Additionally, in 2015 and 2016, he won the award for Best Sports Play-by-Play. He received the “Best TV Sportscaster” award from Louisville Magazine in both 2016 and 2017, as well as the “Best Sports Reporter” award in 2013. The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, also known as the NSSA, bestowed upon him the honor of Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year in 2014.
Both the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame have selection committees, and Kent is a member of both of them. In addition to that, he is serving as the head coach of the basketball team that his daughter plays on, and he is also spending some time with his family.
Kent Taylor Parents and Siblings
Taylor’s parents brought him up in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he was born. His father is Mr. Taylor, and his mother is Mr. Taylor’s wife. He is their son. When Kent was a child, he received from his parents the very best in terms of nourishment and upbringing that a person could hope for. The former sports director has not disclosed any additional information about his parents or siblings if he does in fact have any.
Kent Taylor Wife
Taylor is married to Connie Leonard Taylor, who works at PriceWeber as a public relations and social media manager. They have been married for the past 23 years at this point since they have been together since 1999 when they first started dating.
Kent Taylor Kids
Emerson Mackenzie Taylor was born in August of 2012, and both he and his wife, Connie, are overjoyed to be the parents of such a wonderful child. Their daughter, Emerson, was adopted when she was a baby.
Kent Taylor Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth that ranges between $500k – $1 million.
Kent Taylor Salary
Taylor acquires annual earnings that range between $ 100,000 and $ 250,000.
Kent Taylor WAVE 3 Colleagues
- Maira Ansari
- John Boel
- Shannon Cogan
- Dawne Gee
- Tawana Andrew
- Brian Goode
- Kevin Harned
- Ryan Hoke
- Mike Hartnett
- Kendrick Haskins
- Sean Baute