NBA Hall of Fame Nomination Form - Electronic
(Microsoft Word DOC)
Hall of Fame 1990
A native of North Carolina, and a 1951 graduate of Northwestern University, Bob Taylor came to Lincoln to be News Director of KLMS (AM) Radio. In 1953 he joined KOLN-TV in Lincoln as a newscaster and weather reporter. In 1961 Taylor was appointed KOLN-TV News Director. He continued his on-air responsibilities. 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, long known as a vigorous advocate for freedom of information, served on the committee which developed Nebraska's Bar-Press Guidelines. He served a president of Nebraska Associated Press Broadcasters and was named Journalist of the Year by the Nebraska Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He died in 1981 at the age of 57.