Terry Taylor didn't set out to be a pioneer. What she wanted most was to run a great sports department.
Taylor did just that for the better part of a quarter century as sports editor for The Associated Press. A woman in what traditionally was a man's world, she rose from a writer covering figure skating to become one of the most influential people in sports journalism.
Her service was recognized with the 2018 Red Smith Award for outstanding contributions over a lifetime by the Associated Press Sports Editors.
Taylor also was honored with the 2016 Mary Garber Pioneer Award from the Association for Women in Sports Media.
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