Taylor Temby joined the 9NEWS Sports department in September 2015. A Colorado native, she is thrilled to be covering the prep sports beat in her home state.
Taylor has spent the past two years on the 9NEWS morning show, doing everything from reporting and filling in on traffic, to producing, shooting and editing. Prior to making the jump to 9NEWS, Taylor was a weekend anchor/reporter for the NBC affiliate KKCO 11 News in Grand Junction, Colo. There she covered a number of national stories, including the Paige Birgfeld case, visits from President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, and the state’s deadly wildfires in 2012.
Despite her time in news, Taylor’s passion for sports has always stayed with her. Upon graduation from the University of Colorado-Boulder (Go Buffs!), Taylor worked as a Sports Information Director at her alma mater, as well as in the media relations office for the Colorado Avalanche. In college, she interned in the 9NEWS Sports Department under Drew Soicher and Rod Mackey, where she was named “Best Intern of the Decade for the 2000s,” primarily because she always showed up for her shift with freshly baked goods. Trust us, her cookies can’t be beat.
Like any Coloradan, Taylor loves the outdoors. Whether it’s running, skiing (water and snow), hiking or playing sports, she loves being active. She is a great spectator, too. Just ask her brother, who she followed to every hockey tournament growing up.
Taylor is proud to be covering high school athletes just like she was, and wants to tell their incredible stories. Whether it’s a student-athlete with a secret talent, weird collection or interesting past, she wants to know! You can also send along any new recipes for baked goods (the entire sports department will thank you). Reach her at Taylor.Temby@9news.com, or at 303-871-1495. You can also follow her on Twitter at @TayTembs.
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