TAYLOR SYMONE' HARRIS
Taylor Symone’ Harris was born on February 27th, 1998 to Ms. Pamela Hoskins and Pastor G. E. Harris in Saint Louis, Missouri. She is the granddaughter of the Honorable Theodore “Ted” Hoskins, Former Mayor of the City of Berkeley and the Honorable Mrs. Lee Etta Hoskins, Councilwoman of the City of Berkeley, Missouri Ward III.
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 United Way of Greater Saint Louis as a Communications & Marketing Director.
Taylor’s career aspiration is to gain a career as a television news broadcaster. Taylor gained her passion for news from watching her aunt’s, Kelley Hoskins, successful career as a news anchor for Saint Louis’ Fox 2 News. Taylor is in the process of emulating MSNBC’s & NBC News’ news anchor Tamron Hall’s path to success. Hall began her career as a general assignment desk reporter who worked her way up to become a very successful news broadcaster. Taylor’s passion for the media industry increased when she was introduced to Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School pf Journalism & Communications. She was allotted so many opportunities that increased her skill set as a reporter. 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 news reporting 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 member of Shalom City of Peace in Florissant, Missouri, which provides her with a strong spiritual background.
“Attending Hampton University was a rewarding and humbling 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.”
National Council of Negro Women Inc.'s 58th National Convention
Hampton University's WHOV news reporter Taylor Harris attended t
he National Annual 58th National Council of Negro Women Inc. Convention.
She reported and interviewed members of NCNW. She had the opportunity to meet former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and several other public figures. Taylor Harris wrote, shot, edited, and produced this news package.
Hampton University’s Homecoming Football Game
Hampton University's Pirates play and win against Virginia University of Lynchburg's Dragons. Students and alumni enjoy 2018 homecoming festivities. Taylor Harris wrote, shot, edited, and produced this news package.
Hampton University's WHOV Newscast
On October 18th, 2018, Taylor wrote and reports as WHOV News Anchor.
The HBCU Experience: A Culture Like No Other
A documentary displaying the importance of attending Historically Black College & Universities by Taylor Harris & Lindsay Keener.
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.