We are happy to announce that Taylor Telford will become The Post’s first full-time corporate culture reporter, embarking on a new beat that identifies trends and explores changes sweeping America’s workplaces and corporate boardrooms.
Taylor is launching the beat at a time of great tumult in corporate America, when the nature of work is changing before our eyes. Companies are weighing in on issues far removed from the bottom line and workers are re-evaluating their attachment to their offices, their jobs and their careers.
Taylor has tackled many of these issues over the past four years as a breaking news reporter on the Business desk, where her work has been distinguished by curiosity, captivating writing and a broad command of business and policy topics. She has deftly produced the first iterations of such major news stories as the Colonial Pipeline hack and meme stock madness, and helped anchor much of our Wall Street coverage. Taylor also carved out time for original enterprise, producing a deeply immersive story (with Jacob Bogage and Melina Mara) about 200,000 commercial sailors stranded at sea. For another, about the use of nooses as a form of racist harassment within the construction industry, Taylor constructed her own database of such incidents. More recently, Taylor has written extensively about the many ways the pandemic disrupted workers and companies, including explainers on the Great Resignation and supply chain problems. Her work on covid outbreaks in the meatpacking industry was part of a package that won the 2021 Gerald Loeb Award for beat reporting.
Before joining the Business desk, Taylor was a summer intern in Style. She previously interned at the Tampa Bay Times and the Daily Hampshire Gazette in Northampton, Mass. Originally from Cincinnati, Taylor graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington, where she majored in journalism and Spanish. She enjoys poetry, rock-climbing and video games – especially “Slay the Spire.”
Please join us in congratulating Taylor on her new role. She starts Monday.