Taylor Rocha

KSN Digital Sports Reporter

A Southern California Native, Taylor Rocha is an Emmy award-winning sports reporter who joined KSN and the Wichita community in September 2019.

Taylor is a proud graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. Forks up!

At the Cronkite School, Taylor was an anchor and reporter on Cronkite News, the award-winning news division of Arizona PBS, where she covered every professional sports team in the valley, as well as ASU athletics. Her work ethic and passion for storytelling allowed her to wear many hats, covering everything from the Waste Management Phoenix Open, to spring training, to the death of Senator John McCain in August 2018.

During her time in Phoenix, she worked extensively with the Arizona Diamondbacks and freelanced with Sports Illustrated, ESPNU, Fox Sports AZ, the Pac-12 Network, and SB Nation.

Taylor began cheerleading at a young age, which allowed her to travel the country with her mother, all while developing her competitive spirit. Her comfort on the sideline is a result of countless games cheering on her two younger brothers. She attributes her love of sports to her father, who is a walking sports encyclopedia. She grew up rooting for whatever team he was rooting for, which always happened to be a Bay Area team.

Taylor aims to personalize sports journalism by bringing consistent warmth and authentic human interest to her content, allowing for a further connection, appreciation, and broadening of the sports community in the Sunflower State.

When she’s not on the beat, you can find her exploring the Midwest, cooking, working out, spending time with family and friends, or cheering on her beloved Sun Devils.

If you have a story idea, or just want to say ‘hi’, you can email Taylor at taylor.rocha@ksn.com or contact her on Twitter @TaylorRochaKSN. You can also follow her on her Facebook.

Photo by Cynthia Whiteside Photography

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