Taylor Lasenby


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Hometown: Atlanta, GA

College: Florida A&M University

Past Journalism Experience:
10/11 News in Lincoln, NE
Action News Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL
News 12 in Chattanooga, TN

What’s your favorite part about Madison?
My favorite part about Madison is the people! Everyone I have met or come in contact with is so welcoming to my family & I, making this place feel more like home.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love hanging out with my husband Corwin, my son Legend and our two dogs.

What’s your favorite place to vacation?
Europe! I love everything about traveling, but Europe is definitely my favorite.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Never let anyone dim your light!


Keeping your child’s mask on

All twelve of the main public school districts within Dane county are requiring masks, at least to start the school year.

Vaccine policies within Madison Metropolitan School District

Right now elementary age students are not eligible for any covid vaccine. That's all kids under the age of 12.

How to avoid back-to-school shopping scams for tech supplies

Wisconsin Consumer Protection says many shoppers are getting duped by clickbait scams online by sharing sensitive payment information for products that don't exist.

School zones prepare for increase in traffic, Madison looking for crossing guards

Police expect more traffic as people go back to work and more kids go back to school.

Rise in Ransomware attacks

With a rise in cyber-attacks comes the concern that ransomware could hit more than just big business.

CrossFit isn’t just for the pros. Here are some free things to do during the CrossFit Games

There are some free, family-friendly work-outs happening right here in Madison to celebrate the Cross-fit Games.

Back-to-school budget shopping

Back-to-School season is coming up, and it could make for expensive school shopping.

Call for Action helps with ‘nightmare’ living room set

Julia Culles said it was a nightmare trying to get a living room set from Bob's Discount Furniture.

Call for Action: Protecting your money from contractor scams

The Outlanders are thankful they called for action and they're hoping this advice will help others avoid a similar mess.

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art opens new Michelle Handelman video exhibition

Since reopening last month the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's new goal is to practice Covid safety guidelines while opening up new exhibits this season.

Creating the perfect NCAA bracket

COVID-19 puts weddings on hold

Those who play a big role in the big wedding day are worried about how business will be in the future with Covid-19.

One year later, several questions remain about Molson Coors shooting

3rd Annual Black History Education Conference looks to eliminate gaps in racial equity

Organizers of a black history month conference at UW-Madison hope to eliminate gaps here in Wisconsin by focusing on the next generation.

Madison Moms: “Hair Love” movie screening

Whether you choose to wear your hair short, curly, or wavy, loving your hair is an important concept for young girls and women to understand.

Boys & Girls Club creates to-go meals for families

Tackling food insecurity by offering meals for families of two people, up to seven family members.

Wisconsin Dells police investigating woman’s death; 1 man in custody

Protecting your pipes from freezing before this weekend’s cold

Should you still get the COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant?

This is an incredibly stressful time to be pregnant, local doctors say there is no known threat from the vaccine to pregnant women

Wisconsin seeing historic African American representation in state Legislature

State Assembly and Senate account for the largest number of Black legislators ever to serve together in both chambers.

‘We’re not being patient anymore:’ Local parent groups push for return to in-person learning

With Covid-19 cases where they are, is it safe for kids to return to school buildings?

Say goodbye to 2020

Ringing in 2021, the year can only be better than the last, because that bar is on the ground floor.

Airport traffic rising despite holiday travel warnings

The need to travel home for the holidays comes with added risk as coronavirus cases are surging.

Socially distant Santa Claus is coming to town

2020 will be remembered as the year that gatherings went virtual, and for Santa Claus it's no different.

Family-owned bakery working around the clock to keep business alive

Now more than ever Clasen's working non-stop to keep their family business alive during the pandemic

Mentoring Positives helping keep kids “Off the Block”

From our hood, to your kitchen. That's the slogan behind Mentoring Positives off the block platform.

MPD says ’tis the season for package theft

Better Business Bureau warns of Covid-19 vaccine scams

As many Wisconsinites anxiously await a COVID-19 vaccine, scammers are acting quickly to get your information and money.

How to stay safe when holiday shopping

With the increase in e-commerce, comes an increase in thieves and hackers trying to scam people out of their money.

How to host a virtual Thanksgiving

Red Cross urging blood donations amid COVID-19 and holidays

Goodman Thanksgiving food baskets

For the past 32 years, Goodman Community Center's, Thanksgiving basket drive has been a tradition, with many long-serving staff, volunteers and their children returning year after year. 

Local leaders working to keep minority voters engaged beyond 2020

UW-Madison officials share concerns about students traveling for Thanksgiving

Madison’s Union Cab in 9th year of giving free rides to the polls

Election officials address COVID-19 safety concerns ahead of Election Day

Group works to amplify voices of BIPOC by getting them to vote