Producer Stephen Taylor definitely likes working at 60 Minutes because he's spent half his life doing it.
In 1986, at 21, he joined the program as a researcher. Two years later he was made an associate producer, and two years after that he became a producer.
While being a 60 Minutes producer should have taught Stephen to avoid using clichés, he reckons he's got the best job in the world. He gets to travel almost anywhere he wants (as long as he can convince the executive producer) and helps make stories with Australia's finest television reporters, cameramen, sound-recordists and editors. And to top it off, this work will be seen by Australia's largest TV current affairs audience.
In more than 20 years at 60 Minutes Stephen has been privileged to witness many extraordinary events and meet some of the most wonderful people in the world. He says some of the more memorable reports he's produced include the spectacle of the world's largest ship breaking operation at Alang, India, reported by Jeff McMullen in 1993; Liz Hayes' interview with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in 2002; and a series of stories Tara Brown reported in 2005 about young Australians battling melanoma.
Before joining 60 Minutes Stephen was a news reporter at Channel 7 in Sydney for 18 months. Prior to that he studied journalism at Mitchell College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt University) in Bathurst, NSW.
Stephen was born in Sydney, and grew up in Brisbane, Maryborough and Newcastle.