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- What does Maria do for a living?
- Who are Maria’s parents and siblings?
- What are Maria’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Maria married or does she have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
- Does Maria have any children?
- Where is Maria now?
- How tall is Maria?
- How much money does Maria earn?
- What is Maria’s net worth?
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Who is Maria Taylor?
Suzette Maria Taylor is an American prominent sportscaster for NBC Sports. She has worked for ESPN and the SEC Network. Moreover, she has covered college football, college volleyball, National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and men’s and women’s college basketball.
How Old Is Maria Taylor?
She is 35 years old as of October 2022, having been born on May 12, 1987, in Alpharetta, Georgia, U.S. Maria shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; DraconiteDragon, Summer McKeen, Madeleine McCann, Tony Hawk, Etika (1990-2019), and many more.
Maria Taylor’s Family
Who are Maria Taylor’s Parents?
She was born to Steve Taylor (Father) and Suzette Taylor (Mother).
Does Maria Taylor have Siblings?
She has two siblings, a sister by the name Savanna Taylor and a brother by the name Steve Taylor Jr.
Maria Taylor Education
She received her high school education at Centennial High School. In high school, she has a successful four-year basketball career. After high school, she attended The University of Georgia where she played volleyball and basketball from 2005 until 2009.
Maria Taylor’s Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life, Lee. They married in 2021. However, she was previously married to Rodney Blackstock, they married in 2019 but divorced in 2021.
Maria Taylor Kids
She does not have any kids as of 2022. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Maria Taylor’s Career
Before 2012, she was a reporter and host for three years at IMG College at the University of Georgia. Moreover, she appeared on various studio shows including Dawg Report, SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight, and SportsNite.
A Career at ESPN
She was the sideline reporter on ESPN2’s weekly Saturday-night primetime college football telecast in 2013, in addition to the Orange Bowl. This was her second straight year covering the annual bowl game. She has been an analyst on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show, NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Preview Show, and also ESPN’s coverage of both the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and Women’s Volleyball National Championship for the previous two years. In 2014, she joined the SEC Network. She was a college football reporter on SEC Network with commentators Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer.
Also, she was an analyst on other SEC telecasts including volleyball and women’s basketball. She went on to join the College GameDay broadcast team in 2017, as a reporter and host. There, she replaced Samantha Ponder (who became the host of Sunday NFL Countdown) and was an ESPN host and reporter for the College Football Playoff between the University of Georgia and the Univesity of Oklahoma. Subsequently, she was a host and reporter for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.
On ABC, she was the sideline reporter for Saturday Night Football with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit calling the game from the booth. She then began hosting NBA Countdown in 2019, the pre-game show for ESPN’s Friday night and Sunday afternoon NBA games. The next year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, ESPN scrapped its original plan for The Jump hosted by Rachel Nichols. In 2020 also, she was the sideline reporter for Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants Monday Night Football opener.
A Career at NBC Sports
ESPN reportedly offered to increase Maria’s $1 million annual salary to $5 million in 2020 which she turned down. On July 20, she left the network the day after the 2021 NBA Finals. Two days after she joined NBC Sports, and made her on-air debut for the network on July 23, during coverage of the 2020 Summer Olympics. In the 2021 NFL season, she joined NBC’s Sunday Night Football pre-game show Football Night in America as a panelist. It was announced in May 2022, that she would replace Mike Tirico (who is moving to the lead play-by-play position for Sunday Night Football) as the lead host of the program. She then went on to serve as the host for the men’s and women’s semi-finals and finals during NBC’s coverage of the 2022 French Open.
Maria Taylor Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 6ft 2inches (1.88m) and a weight of 72kg (158lbs).
Maria Taylor’s Salary and Net Worth
She has a reported annual salary of $3 million and a net worth of $2 million.