Loris Ann Taylor

President and CEO of Native Public Media, Inc.

Loris Taylor (Hopi Nation) is the president and CEO of Native Public Media, Inc., which represents the media interests of Native America through both legacy and new media technologies, including radio, television, video, the Internet and print.

Taylor was instrumental in helping establish the first Federal Communications Commission Tribal Priority for broadcasting and the FCC Office of Native Affairs and Policy. Taylor led the team that published the seminal study on broadband, New Media, Technology and the Internet Use in Indian Country, and contributed to the FCC’s National Broadband Plan.

In 2008, Taylor, representing the only Native organization, briefed the Obama-Biden FCC Transition Team on telecommunications issues facing Native Americans. In 2010, Native Public Media partnered with the National Congress of American Indians to ensure Native interests were addressed in the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan. Taylor has received the Louis T. Delgado Award and the 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. She also produced the children’s program Shooting Stars and the weekly talk show House Calls, which received an award from the U. S. Indian Health Service. Taylor instituted the first radio class/curriculum at the Hopi Junior Senior High School.

People + Policy

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