Kent Taylor Bio, Age, Height, WAVE 3 News, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Wife

Kent Taylor Bio, Wiki

Kent Taylor is a Former American sports anchor/ reporter who worked at WAVE 3 News in Louisville, Kentucky as a sports Director. He worked with this station since July 2000.

Kent Taylor Age

Taylor was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United State on the 15th of October. He celebrates his birthday on the 15th of October every year and his zodiac sign is Libra. Kent is very private about his birth year, Although he appears to be in his 50s.

Kent Taylor Height/Measurements

Taylor stands approximately 5 feet 8  inches (1. 75m) and weighs around 81 kg.

Kent Taylor Education

For his education, Kent completed high school at St. Margaret Mary, St. Xavier High School in 1989. Then he went on to join Miami  University (Ohio) where he graduated in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in English and journalism.

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Kent Taylor Career

Taylor is the former sports director of WAVE 3 News in Louisville, Kentucky. He filled in as just the fourth 11 p.m. sports anchor in WAVE history in January of 2002.  Kent came to WAVE in July of 2000, following working six years as a Sports Reporter/Photographer at WLKY. He covered sports in his hometown since 1994. Kent reported every Kentucky Derby since 1994, UK’s 1996 National Championship, UofL’s 2005 trip to the Gator Bowl, UofL’s trip to the Final Four in 2005, UofL’s 2006 Orange Bowl win, Western Kentucky’s 2002 NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship, the 2001 Brickyard 400, and UK’s trip to the 1998 Outback Bowl.

He covered UofL’s Sugar Bowl victory over Florida, and the Card’s NCAA Championship run. Kent also was there when the Cards and Rick Pitino visited President Barack Obama in the White House. He also traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to report the Elmont and Preakness Stakes, New York for the Belmont Stakes, including American Pharoah’s run to the Triple Crown in 2015. Kent was the frontman for WAVE’s reportage of the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla Golf Club.

Kent also served as the play-by-play voice of the Arena 2 Louisville Fire and served as a sideline reporter on ESPNU for two UofL football spring games. Since 2010, he served as the host of “The Scotty Davenport Show” for Bellarmine basketball head coach Scotty Davenport. In 2010-11, the Knights earned the Division II National Championship. Kent also served as the host of “Inside the Cards,” a weekly show produced by WAVE 3 News, alongside basketball coach Rick Pitino and UofL football coach Bobby Petrino. He also served as the play-by-play voice for the Card’s two exhibition basketball games in 2015 and 2014.

Kent was named “Kentucky TV Sportscaster of the Year” by the Associated Press in 2015, 2012, 2009, and 2008. He also earned Best Sports Play-by-Play in 2015 and 2016. In 2016 and 2017  he was voted “Best TV Sportscaster” and in 2013 “Best Sports Reporter” by Louisville Magazine. In 2014 he was titled Kentucky Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, or NSSA.

Kent is on the selection committee for the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. In addition to that, he is currently coaching his daughter’s basketball team and spending some time with his family.

Kent Taylor’s Net Worth Worth

In Kent’s career as a former sports anchor/ reporter, he has been able to amass a net worth ranging between $1 Million-$ 5 Million.

Kent Taylor Salary

Taylor acquires annual earnings that range between $ 107,099 and $ 259,115.

Kent Taylor’s Parents and Siblings

Taylor was born and raised by his father and mother in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the son of Mr. Taylor (father) and his wife, (mother). Growing up, Kent’s parents gave their son the best nourishment and upbringing one could ask for. Besides this, the former sports director has not revealed any further information about his parents or siblings if he has any.

Kent Taylor Wife

Taylor is married to Connie Leonard Taylor, a public relations and social media manager at PriceWeber. The two have been together since 1999 which means they have been married for 23 years now.

Kent Taylor Kids

He and his wife, Connie are proud parents of a daughter Emerson Mackenzie Taylor who was born in August 2012. Their daughter, Emerson is an adopted child.

Kent Taylor Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

Taylor is vocal on his social media accounts where he posts frequently. On his Twitter account, he has about 3,065 Followers around 2.9K followers on his Facebook page, and about 577 followers on his Instagram account.

Kent Taylor WAVE 3

Taylor works at WAVE 3 where he works alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Maira Ansari
  2. Sean Baute
  3. John Boel
  4. Shannon Cogan
  5. Taylor Durden
  6. Dawne Gee
  7. Tawana Andrew
  8. Brian Goode
  9. Kevin Harned
  10. Ryan Hoke
  11. Mike Hartnett
  12. Kendrick Haskins