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Loris Taylor

President and CEO, Native Public Media, Inc.

Loris Taylor

Loris Taylor (Hopi Nation), president and CEO of Native Public Media, Inc., represents the media interests of Native America through legacy and new media technologies including radio, television, video and internet, journalism, and public policy. She was instrumental in helping to establish the first Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tribal Priority for broadcasting and the new FCC Office of Native Affairs and Policy. Taylor was honored with a 2006 Louis T. Delgado Award and the 2005 Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World Award. Formerly the general manager of KUYI-FM Radio, Taylor co-founded the UNITY Journalist of Color Award winning "Indian Country News Bureau" and produced the children's program "Shooting Stars" and weekly talk show "House Calls," which received an award from the U. S. Indian Health Service. Taylor currently serves as a member on the Distribution and Interconnection Committee of the National Public Radio Board and Free Press Board of Directors and is active on the Aspen Institute's Communications and Society Program. Taylor is also one of the founders of the Hopi Education Endowment Fund.




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