NAME: Lynnette Taylor
TITLE: Anchor WITN News at 6:00 p.m. Weekdays/Reporter
ALMA MATER: East Carolina University
PREVIOUS STATIONS: WCJB TV 20, Gainesville, FL
FAVORITE TV SHOW: The Young & The Restless
FAVORITE MOVIE: Memento
FAVORITE BAND: I love all kinds of music, so I don't have a favorite
FAVORITE SONG: "The Reason Why I Sing" by Kirk Franklin
FAVORITE BOOK: Tuesdays with Morrie
FAVORITE FOOD: Peanut Butter
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Tea
FAVORITE THING TO DO ON YOUR DAY OFF: Spend time with family
FAVORITE SEASON: Autumn
FUN FACT: I have a collection of "Tickle Me Elmos"
IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERTED ISLAND AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE ITEM WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD IT BE?: A plane complete with a pilot!
Lynnette graduated from East Carolina University with a Broadcast Journalism degree and immediately started working at WITN as an Associate Producer. In less than a year, she accepted a position at WITN-TV as a reporter and was later promoted to weekend morning anchor. During her tenure, she reported on issues which affected Eastern Carolina, like Hurricane Floyd. After four years in that position, she moved to the Sunshine State to become the morning and noon anchor for WCJB-TV 20 in Gainesville, Florida. Lynnette also featured local adoptable children in the foster care system. Many of them were successfully adopted into permanent homes.
Lynnette has a love for the community and volunteering. She has coordinated a nighttime meal service for the homeless three days a week and visited prison inmates for religious service. She mentored aspiring University of Florida Journalism Students and was Honorary Mistress of Ceremony for the Ronald E. McNair Program at the University of Florida for the past four years.
Lynnette arrived back to Eastern Carolina with her husband, who is an East Carolina University Professor. She enjoys spending time with her family, who also still live in Duplin, Durham and Wake Counties. Lynnette also offers assistance for programs within her church, works for her neighborhood Homeowner’s Association and spoils her Shih Tzu, Henri.
Lynnette is an Associated Press award-winning journalist.