Clayton Taylor is Vice President of Production at WFYI-TV. In the course of nearly four decades in broadcast journalism, Clayton has been a reporter, producer and executive producer. Since arriving at WFYI in 2001, he has led a significant expansion of WFYI Productions. More than a million dollars in physical upgrades have been made to the stationís production department, and the station has had a large growth in locally-originated programming. In the past few years, more than 30 local productions have gone into national distribution, and several more are in the pipeline. Since 2004, WFYI received more than 200 Emmy Award nominations and 75 Emmys, including two consecutive wins for station excellence in the Lower Great Lakes regional Emmy competition. WFYI was named Indiana Public Television Station of the Year by the Indiana Association of Broadcasters for three consecutive years.
For 16 years, Clayton worked at WISH TV, with nearly a decade of that time as Special Projects Manager. He headed the stationís investigative reporting unit, The I-Team, and developed extensive experience in documentary production during that time period. Highlights of his dozens of state, regional and national awards are: 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.