Rick Emerson, formerly known as Rick Taylor, is a radio personality most known for The Rick Emerson Show, which was broadcast from Portland, Oregon, in one form or another, from 1997 to 2012. Emerson also co-hosted Drive-By Radio as "Rick Taylor" in Salt Lake City. He hosted the public affairs television show Outlook Portland. And he co-authored the book Zombie Economics. On January 2, 2012, Emerson announced his retirement from the broadcasting industry.