Poet Taylor is a lover of God, bacon, conversation and family, who strongly believes that no matter the obstacle, there’s always a solution.
When she’s not on the air, Poet is bringing awareness to teens and young adults in the foster care system seeking a loving home and forever family. The radio personality is also involved in community efforts to help end inner-city violence and police brutality as well as body shaming and self-hate. Poet grew up bouncing between the D.C. and Maryland foster care systems, and learned early on that it takes hard work, dedication and blind faith to accomplish your dreams.
Her broadcasting career began at WERQ FM in Baltimore — after she won a station contest to expand their talent roster — where she co-hosted the afternoon drive with Konan. When CBS Radio’s vice president of Urban Programming invited Poet to join WPGC’s growing family, she moved to D.C. Later, she went on to host her own morning show at CBS West Palm Beach.
Fast forward to 2014, when Poet served as executive producer of The Joe Clair Morning Show. Her ability to stay dialed in to stories trending locally and nationally caught the eye of ABC 7, and Good Morning Washington asked Poet to join the team as a segment producer.
In 2017, Poet saw her career come full circle when she returned to her first passion and accepted the position of midday host on WPGC. Poet brings bubbly energy and fun to D.C.’s premier Urban station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each weekday.
“I’m beyond blessed and super excited to be given the opportunity to bring #Edutainment to the DMV as the new midday host on WPGC 95.5,” she says. “I look forward to continuing to build upon the WPGC brand, encouraging our listeners to embrace their greatness and giving back tenfold all that my #BaconBits have invested in me!”