Clayton Taylor is Vice President of Production at WFYI Public Media. Over the course of his 36 years in broadcast journalism, Taylor has been a reporter, producer, and executive producer.
Prior to coming to WFYI, Clayton worked at WISH TV for 16 years, with nearly a decade of that time as Special Projects Manager. He headed the station's investigative reporting unit, the I-Team, and developed extensive experience in documentary production during that time period. Some of his dozens of state, regional, and national awards include; National Society for Professional Journalists Award for Public Service, a National Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, multiple Emmy awards, and dozens of awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio-Television News Directors Association.
Since arriving at WFYI in 2001, he has led WFYI's expansion of its production department. More than a $1 million in physical upgrades have been made to WFYI's production department, and the station has had a large growth in locally-originated programming. Under Clayton’s leadership, nearly two dozen local productions have gone into national distribution. Since 2004, WFYI has received 279 Emmy Award nominations and 114 Emmys. WFYI was also named Indiana Public Television Station of the Year by the Indiana Association of Broadcasters for three consecutive years.
Clayton has served as a board member of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, Volunteers of America, the Indianapolis Adult Literacy Coalition, Automotive Safety for Children, and The Power of One. He currently is a member of the marketing advisory committee for the Indiana Historical Society.