Poet Taylor is a lover of God, Bacon, Conversation and the “Village” (for which she’s coined as her signature name for her Listeners and the Community-at-Large), who strongly believes that no matter the obstacle, there’s always a solution.
Currently, Poet can be heard on the radio weekday mornings from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m., alongside Joe Clair and Guy Lambert as one-third of the “Joe Clair Morning Show,” in what she calls her dream position on WPGC – 95.5 FM in the Nation’s Capital (Washington, D.C.).
In addition, Poet lends her talents and voice to TV daily, as the featured Washington, D.C., Correspondent for “Dish Nation” on WTTG-Fox5 and Fox 5 Plus for the Syndicated Entertainment News Program, Monday through Friday.
When she’s not on television, radio or IG Live vibing with the “Village,” Poet spends her time dedicated to the community as a Philanthropist, Community Liaison, Host, Creative Influencer and Motivational Speaker, advocating for the causes that are closest to her heart.
Bringing awareness to teens and young adults in the Foster Care System that are seeking a loving home and forever family sits at the forefront of her outreach efforts. With a compelling story, Poet grew up bouncing between the D.C. and Maryland State foster care systems, learning early on that it takes hard work, dedication and blind faith to not only accomplish your dreams but to truly live them. Lending her voice to end inner-city violence, police brutality, body image shaming and self-hate, Poet also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Safe Shores DC, as a Recruitment Liaison for CFSA DC and serves as an Ambassador for the Department of Health’s “Sex Is…” Campaign aimed at creating safe spaces for youth to discuss and learn about sexual health with self-appointed trusted adults.
HOW THE JOURNEY BEGAN
By an incredible twist of fate, Poet began her broadcasting career at WERQ-92Q FM in Baltimore after she won a radio station contest aimed to expand their talent roster — where she turned a six-month internship into her first radio position, co-hosting the “Afternoon Drive with Konan”. It was with this awesome opportunity, that she was discovered by CBS Radio’s Vice President of Urban Programming, who invited her to join CBS Radio’s growing family at WPGC- #1 in the Nation’s Capital. That opportunity would lead to her taking her “Black Girl Magic” from D.C. to Florida to lead and host her own Morning Show for CBS in West Palm Beach.
Thus, upon closing out her chapter in West Palm Beach, Poet found herself back in D.C. at WPGC serving as Executive Producer of “The Joe Clair Morning Show”. Her ability to stay dialed in to stories trending locally, nationally and internationally on-air and socially, caught the eye of ABC 7 and Good Morning Washington, where Poet joined the Emmy Award Winning Television Team as a Segment Producer.
In 2017, Poet saw her career come full circle when she officially accepted the position of Midday Host on WPGC 95.5FM, where the “#DMV” welcomed her back with her bubbly energy, unapologetically black stance and love of community with open arms. That same year, Poet also signed on as the D.C. Correspondent for the nationally syndicated television show “Dish Nation,” while also becoming a reoccurring television guest on Fox 5, ABC 7 and WUSA9 respectively. If “never giving up” and “keep going” was a person, it would be Poet Taylor!