The Montclair Scholarship Fund announces the new “Clem Taylor Journalism Scholarship,” an annual award to an MHS graduating senior who intends to pursue a career in journalism. Family and friends created the scholarship to honor Clem – an engaged citizen, caring mentor, and one of the nation’s most gifted and passionate journalists. The 2015 award is $10,000.
A little about Clem . . . Adrian Clemens Taylor was intrigued by journalism at an early age. In his hometown, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, he created and produced the televised “Morning Announcements” at his high school and secured a job covering sports for the local paper, the “Doylestown Intelligencer.” After graduating Boston College, where he was an editor of the college newspaper, “The Heights,” he moved to Washington, DC where he worked for Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker. But after a year on Capitol Hill, Clem returned to his true calling: journalism. Starting off as a producer, he was soon made a reporter at National Public Radio, where his quirky and original ideas, crisp writing style, and deep voice resonated both on and off the air.
Clem went on to become an award-winning television news producer who spent nearly 20 years at CBS News, the last four at “60 Minutes.” He also worked for a decade at ABC News, where he produced reports for “Primetime Live,” “20/20,” and the broadcast “What Would You Do?” He produced for Fox News and ESPN as well. DONATE