Taylor returns to WKOW-TV as evening anchor

Brandon Taylor has been named Evening News Anchor at WKOW-TV in Madison.

Taylor will join Anchor Amber Noggle and the rest of WKOW’s evening team behind the news desk every weeknight.

The announcement was made Friday by Anna Engelhart, General Manager of WKOW.

“We’re thrilled to find someone with such broad experience and talent, and we’re confident Brandon will quickly earn the trust of our viewers,” Engelhart said. “Taylor is excited to move back to Wisconsin and we can’t wait to bring him back. He will be an excellent addition to our news team, our television station, and our community.”  

Taylor has been a TV anchor and reporter for more than a decade. He previously anchored 27 News Wake Up Wisconsin from 2014 to 2018. For the past five years Taylor has been anchoring the news at WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina. Taylor is an award-winning journalist who loves to share stories and connect with his viewers.

“I’m delighted to join the talented WKOW team and to be moving back to Madison,” Taylor said. “I’m thrilled to once again serve southern Wisconsin, and I look forward to reconnecting with this community that feels like home.” 

Taylor graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC with a BA in Communications and Journalism. He is very active in the church community and has spent many years mentoring young people around the country.

Taylor begins his on-air duties this April.

WKOW is also excited to announce we have expanded our award-winning evening news anchor team. Lance Veeser has transitioned into a new position behind the news desk, allowing him to use his skills honed as WKOW’s former Sports Director in an exciting new way.

27 News Anchor Sara Maslar-Donar has made the move to the evenings as well, bringing her experience as anchor of 27 News at 11am to a later audience. “It’s a testament to the quality and versatility of our staff that we are able to have both Lance and Sara join our expanding six person evening news team.” said Dani Maxwell, News Director of WKOW. “We’re excited for our audience to see these familiar faces in a new role, and we know Lance and Sara will continue to bring exceptional coverage and their unique voices to our newscasts.”