TAYLOR SYMONE' HARRIS
Taylor Symone’ Harris was born on February 27th in Saint Louis, Missouri. Taylor accumulated a total 24 credit hours toward her undergraduate degree as a dual enrollment student at Lutheran High School North and Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri before she started her tenure at Hampton University.
Taylor is a proud graduate of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard’s School of Journalism & Communications, where she obtained her degree in Strategic Communications and Marketing minor in Hampton, Virginia. She graduated Cum Laude and on the Dean's List.
During her tenure, Taylor was iHeartRadio’s Smooth 88.1 Radio Station news reporter, Hampton University’s WHOV TV newscast news anchor, Hampton University’s Hampton Script Newspaper’s Multimedia Specialist, and President of the Hampton University Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America. She is a 2019 Spring initiate of the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
In the summer of 2018, Taylor interned with NASCAR’s Public Relations & Communications department in Charlotte, North Carolina and Saint Louis, Missouri. She also interned with RadioOne Saint Louis’ Hot 104.1 & 95.5 radio station. In 2021, Taylor worked for 300 Entertainment's Digital Marketing & Promotions department.
She currently works for KTVI St. Louis' Fox 2 News as a broadcast engineer. Taylor is also a reporter & host for STL TV & the AH! TV Network.
Taylor’s career aspiration is to gain a career as a television news broadcaster. Taylor’s passion for the media industry increased when she was introduced to Hampton University’s Scripps-Howard School of Journalism & Communications. She was allotted many opportunities that increased her skill set as a reporter & host. After her first year, as a news anchor at Hampton University’s WHOV TV newscast and iHeartRadio’s WHOV Smooth 88.1’s news reporter, Taylor realized that broadcasting was her passion.
Taylor has made community service a priority in her life by staying involved in her community in Saint Louis, Missouri and the Hampton, Virginia community. She lives by Shirley Chisholm’s quote, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”
Taylor has participated and volunteered in the following activities and events: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, March of Dimes March for babies, Top Ladies of Distinctions Inc. & Top Teens of America Inc. Annual Sickle Cell Walk, Saint Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Getting Higher Educations to Teach Others Golfers Annual Fundraiser Picnic, Community Women Against Hardship Walk For Life Walk-A-Thon, Community Women Against Hardship Circle of Support Gala, National Council of Negro Women Inc. Legacy Awards Dinner, Harvest Fall Fest YWCA Community Partnership, NFL-United Way Hometown Huddle, Virginia’s Access Aid Bingo Center, Hampton University’s Annual Hallowfest, The City of Berkeley’s Annual Health fair & Book Bag Drive, The City of Berkeley’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive, and Virginia’s Transition Family Services for Domestic Violence Victims.
She is a member of the American Marketing Association and National Association of Black Journalists.
For the past ten years, Taylor has been signed to Now Talent Management Agency as a model and actress. Now Talent Management is an AFTRA franchised talent representing union and nonunion models, actors, and voice-over talent. Harris has appeared in commercials for Build-A-Bear Workshop, Public Service Announcement for Missouri Attorney General Chris Kosner, Six Flags, and Missouri’s Heart Gallery. Taylor is a model for PinkMuse Studio located in Saint Louis.
Taylor is a member of The King's House in Saint Louis, Missouri, which provides her with a strong spiritual background.
“Attending Hampton University was a rewarding experience. During my college tenure, I have gotten the opportunity to be surrounded by black excellence by attending an historically black university. It has motivated me to challenge myself by stepping out of my comfort zone and go after my dreams even if that means standing alone. I believe I have become a more confident, intelligent, hardworking, outgoing, independent, and responsible, young woman. I have gotten the opportunity to build a new network of friends with unique backgrounds. My college tenure has been not easy, but by keeping God first and working hard, I making great progress. I am very excited to continue my college career because I know this is just the beginning of my path to success.”
Takin' It To The Streets:
What's Your Favorite Holiday?
STL TV's Taylor Symone' Harris was in Forest Park asking St. Louisans,
what is their favorite holiday? Watch and find out what people had to say.
2022 Annual Give Black Ball
STL TV's Taylor Symone' Harris sat down with St. Louis' own Shorty aka Reggie Son (IG: @iamreggieson) to speak about his annual event, the Give Black Ball. The Give Black Ball takes place on November 25th, 2022, and is a celebration of and fundraiser for African American excellence, arts, education, and culture in the community.
2022 Press Play Concert
On July 28, 2022 Taylor interviewed opening acts for Grammy-awarding winning R&B singer, Monica.
Taylor hosts STL TV's In The Kitchen: On The Road and interviews the owners of Pour Decisions & tries one of their signature mocktails.
NASCAR Diversity Internship Program
In the summer of 2018, Taylor interned for NASCAR’s Public Relations & Communications Department in the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program.
Radio One Saint Louis’ HOT 104.1 & 95.5 FM
Saint Louis, Missouri
In June 2018, Taylor had the opportunity to meet Grammy Award-winning Artist, H.E.R.,
at HOT 104.1’s Superjam X in
Saint Louis, Missouri.
In June 2018, Taylor had the opportunity to meet Billboard Music Award-winning Artist, Post Malone, at HOT 104.1’s Superjam X in Saint Louis, Missouri.
In June 2018, Taylor had the opportunity work with famous Youtuber and Billboard Award nominee , Clarence “ClarenceNYC” White and Queen Naija, at HOT 104.1’s Beats & Brunch Meet & Greet in downtown Saint Louis.
A Collection of Articles
America’s Leader or America’s Monster?
This articles states examples of how President Donald Trump is not following the United States’ Amendments and reasons why U.S. citizens should hold President Trump accountable.
Hampton University Athletic Co-Founder to Deliver Keynote Address for 75th
Annual Opening Convocation
This news article is a description of the 2017 Hampton University’s Annual Opening Convocation Ceremony.
Wanda Sykes and Brian Culbertson’s Cap Memorable Hampton University’s
150th Kick Off Celebration
This news article is a description of the last event of Hampton University’s 2017 Homecoming week with Hampton University’s President Dr. William R. Harvey inviting Brian Culbertson to perform and Hampton Alumna Wanda Sykes to host the event.
Meet ‘Sesame Street’s’ Muppet
This news article talks about how the show Sesame Street decided to include a character with autism to make children with conditions and birth effects feel like they are just as equal as any other child.
The Quad: The True Representation of Historically Black Colleges?
A news article that talk about how BET’s new hit show The Quad is causing major controversy with historically black colleges and university. Hampton University’s President Dr. William R. Harvey took a stand by voicing his opinion to the BET network with a letter.