CLASS OF 1990
Bob Taylor was a fixture in news broadcasting at KOLN/KGIN channels 110/11 television in Lincoln and Grand Island for 28 years. He’s described as a true dyed-in-the-wool newsman and remembered fondly as a strict mentor to young newspeople starting out as interns.
A North Carolina native, Bob graduated from Northwestern University in Chicago before making Nebraska his home. He came to Lincoln as news director for KLMS, later moving to KOLN radio (today’s KLIN).
Taylor joined KOLN television as a newscaster/weatherman in 1953. He was made news director in 1961 continuing with his on-air anchor duties for nearly thirty years.
With the addition of KGIN-TV licensed to Grand Island the combined 10/11 stations signals reached 76 of Nebraska’s 93 counties. Taylor became a trusted reporter for thousands of Nebraskans who depended on the stations for television news.
Taylor was long known as a vigorous advocate for freedom of information. He served on the committee that developed Nebraska’s Bar-Press Guidelines. He was president of the Nebraska Associated Press Broadcasters and was named Journalist of the Year by the Nebraska Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Taylor died in 1981 at the age of 57.