Cameron Taylor is an award-winning Reporter and Fill-In Anchor at WSMV in Nashville, TN. You won’t find a more compassionate journalist with a heart for the people. As a child, Cameron focused on theater and acting. He even joined Model United Nations to strengthen his diplomacy, negotiation, and critical thinking skills. On top of that, he focused on compromise, public speaking, writing, and research.
Cameron’s first trip to New York seeing the networks convinced him that journalism was about to become his life. Cameron was born in Reston, VA and raised in Tampa, FL. He earned his BS/BA degree in Telecommunications-News and Political Science at the University of Florida. GO GATORS! He then interned in the Investigative Unit and became a runner at CBS News. He was also a Republican National Convention Page for CBS Newspath.
Before moving to Nashville, Cameron was an anchor/reporter at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, TN. He was recently recognized by the TN AP Broadcasters and Media Editors for his investigative reporting.
Prior to WRCB-TV, Cameron reported at WATE-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was the lead nightside reporter where he made it a priority to enterprise lead stories every day. He was also the "go-to reporter" when it came to breaking news, hard news, and politics. It wasn't unusual for Cameron to lead multiple newscasts in a day. At WJHG-TV in Panama City Beach, Florida, he focused on county government, education, and court cases. It was there he won a Florida AP Broadcasters award for his investigative work. The piece looked into the parasailing company involved in a tragic accident that seriously injured two Indiana teenagers on vacation in Panama City Beach.
His radio and television work has been recognized by RTDNA, the National Broadcasting Society, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Tennessee AP Broadcasters and Media Editors, and the Florida Associated Press. In 2013, Cameron was awarded a national Edward R. Murrow award for his report on the declining oyster industry and its effects on a small North Central Florida town.
Cameron says, “Whether it’s a crying mother getting justice or a family getting a refund from a scammer, it’s what compels me to stay in the business.”