Taelor Rian

NBC5 News at Sunrise anchor Taelor Rian was born near Los Angeles, California but spent most of her childhood in Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a Journalism degree from Biola University in La Mirada, California.

Before joining the NBC5 News team, she was an anchor and reporter for JUCEtv, an international faith based entertainment network. There she had the opportunity to interview some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Morgan Freeman, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Ashley Judd, Rosario Dawson and Emma Watson. Before that she was a reporter for KAUZ in Wichita Falls, TX. Taelor also interned at KABC and Fox 11 in Los Angeles.

Taelor loves cooking up new recipes, rooting for her favorite NBA teams, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers, and trying out Do It Yourself crafting projects.


Taelor's most recent stories:

“Ashland Reads” encourages early learners

Ashland, Ore.– “I like to read learning books like dinosaurs,” exclaims Ashland 1st grader Byron. Ashland first graders spent Wednesday enjoying one of their favorite pastimes. “It’s fun to read,” says Saya, a first grader from Walker Elementary. “Ashland Reads’ is an annual event put …

Medford doctor is doing away with insurance

Medford, Ore.– A Medford doctor will stop working with health insurance companies and offer a subscription based medical plan.  It’s called direct primary care and while it strays from the healthcare norm, Dr. Dhillip Olshausen says the benefits are worth it. “Doctors are just …

Ashland tiny house village finds land

Ashland, Ore.– “This property is 1.79 acres,” says Karen Logan as she walks the lot that could one day house dozens of people struggling with homelessness. “I really felt that the need was so great,” she explains. A long time real estate broker, Logan became aware of …

People’s Bank breaks ground on new headquarters

Medford, Ore.– A local bank with years of history is celebrating an expansion.  The People’s Bank broke ground Tuesday morning on what will be its new corporate headquarters on Biddle Road near Barnes and Noble. The bank will eventually get rid of its current …

Bottle deposit rates rise April 1st

Medford, Ore.– Starting April 1st, Oregonians can get double the money back for recycling bottles and cans at redemption sites.  The measure was signed by Governor Kate Brown and makes bottles and cans now worth 10 cents instead of five. Representatives from …

Teen saves his mom’s life using CPR

Grants Pass, Ore.– “A doctor said, ‘You died,’ and I was like, ‘I what?’ and he said, ‘You died and your son resuscitated you.'” It took many sets of hands to help Katie Parker stand alive and well, but it was a specially trained …

Dumpster fire in downtown Medford

Medford, Ore.– One confirmed fire and another potential start of a fire, both involving garbage, sparked concerned in downtown Medford Tuesday. A dumpster fire near the intersection of Grape and 8th Streets did some exterior damage to a downtown business just after 11 …

Studded tire season ends March 31st

Medford, Ore.– ODOT reminds you to remove your studded tires. Friday, March 31st marks the end of studded tire season in Oregon. “We encourage drivers to not wait until the March 31 deadline to remove their studded tires, especially if they aren’t …

New Applegate trail breaks ground

Jacksonville, Ore.– “So much planning, so much paperwork to actually get to this point where we are actually digging trail.  This is fantastic.” David Calahan, Chair of the Applegate Trail Association in Jacksonville, is guiding a group of young volunteers on what …
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