Taylor grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas, graduating in 1984. He began his career as a reporter at The Kansas City Star in 1985. In 1991, he and fellow Star reporter Mike McGraw wrote a critical series on the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for which they won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting next year.
In 1995, Taylor joined the Detroit Free Press, where he shared the 2000 Gerald Loeb Award for Medium Newspers for "A Killer in Our Food". In 2009, Taylor was senior managing editor at the Free Press when the newspaper's reporters won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the corruption of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Taylor was intimately involved in editing on the Kilpatrick stories.
In March 2018, Taylor was named Executive Editor for news at USA TODAY.
Jeffrey or Jeff Taylor may refer to:
Jeffery Taylor (born 1989), Swedish basketball player; son of basketball player Jeff Taylor
Jeff Taylor (footballer) (1930–2010), British footballer
Jeff Taylor (basketball) (born 1960), American basketball player
Scott Garland (wrestler) (born 1973), American professional wrestler with a ring name of Jeff Taylor
Jeffrey A. Taylor, former United States Attorney
Jeff Taylor (entrepreneur), American internet entrepreneur, founder of Monster.com
Jeff Taylor (journalist), 1992 Pulitzer Prize winner
Jeff Taylor (ice hockey), American ice hockey player in 2014–15 Pittsburgh Penguins season