Journalist Profile: Devon Taylor from CKNW

Devon TaylorYou may have spoken to Devon Taylor of CKNW fame by phone (I certainly have). Have you ever asked what her favourite coffee shop is or her ultimate career ambition? Read on to find out…

What do you love most about your job?

The fact the I’m right in the thick of it when news breaks. Plus the fact that by shedding the light on issues we have the ability to hold policy makers accountable.

When is the best time to pitch to you?

Anytime via email.

What do you look for in a story?

Something with a news hook since I produce a show with very short segments. There has to be something for the host to ‘bite’ into in a short period of time.

What’s your biggest bug bare when working with PRs?

That they send an email then immediately call to see if received it and have had a chance to look at it. I prefer getting the email and being left with it for at least a day.

What’s your average day like?

I get to work at 4:15am and it’s go time from there. Most of my show is not booked the day before so as soon as I get in I look for stories and guest ideas after my morning meeting with the newsroom.

What’s your favourite social network and why?

Twitter – great ideas and stories.

What coffee shop are you most likely to be found in?

Bean Around the World!

What’s your personal career ambition?

Ultimately I want to transition into a career in TV either as a producer or a reporter.