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Shawn Taylor

Covers:  Crime, traffic, breaking news, crime trends, police, fire, law enforcement, Iredell County, human interest, race relations, environment, government, science

Breaking news multimedia reporter covering #Iredell County, NC for @statesville. @UOsojc grad and Reese's lover. Send story ideas to

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I'm a breaking news and multimedia reporter for the Statesville Record & Landmark in Iredell County, North Carolina. I report unfolding criminal and police activity, traffic accidents, fires and serious injuries. I also write long-form stories about the community and the locals who shape it. ...

What was your first job as a journalist?

My first paid gig was a contributor to a gaming news website while in college.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

As a kid, my grandma still had one. Mom said it was the same she used to write high school papers -- can you imagine! Tak-tak-tak-crrrching!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Rory Gilmore