| INVESTIGATIONS & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Taylor Mirfendereski is a Peabody Award-winning multimedia journalist at KING 5 in Seattle. She specializes in investigative reporting, longform storytelling and digital special projects.
Taylor is a tenacious reporter who is
dedicated to digging for the truth and committed to accuracy. Her reporting has uncovered many wrongs, including the mistreatment of wounded veterans, the violation of special education laws and unjustified separations of children from their parents.
Taylor's reporting often appears both online and on television. But you won't see the same story across platforms. Whether it's a traditional TV package, a photo essay, or a multimedia text narrative, Taylor is skilled at producing unique versions of her stories to reach different audiences. She combines text, video, still photos, interactive graphics and emerging tools in her reporting. She thrives inside newsrooms where innovation is embraced and encouraged.
Prior to joining the KING 5 team in 2016, Taylor worked as a digital reporter at WCPO in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she exclusively produced in-depth, enterprise news stories for WCPO.com and WCPO-TV. In 2014, she embedded with U.S. military troops in Afghanistan to cover the local impact of America's longest war.
Her work has garnered some of the country's top journalism awards, including a Peabody award, two National Edward R. Murrow awards, a National Mark of Excellence award and two regional Emmy awards. Taylor has been listed among America's best young journalists as a Livingston Award finalist twice in the last three years. In 2019, the Investigative Reporters and Editors recognized Taylor's reporting as a finalist in its awards competition. She was also named a Kiplinger Fellow in 2018.
Taylor is an Iranian-American who grew up in the midwest. Her interests include hiking, kayaking and photography.
Taylor shoots, writes and edits video stories for television and online. Her work ranges from documentary-style pieces to shorter pieces that complement a larger project.
Taylor's investigations and projects often include stills, video, audio, graphics, and other multimedia elements, in addition to text. Her stories are always deeply reported and targeted for a digital audience.
Taylor captures the story behind a single moment with her still photography. Her photos often supplement the text in digital stories. Other times, they stand alone in photo essays on TV and online.