Maria Taylor Biography
Maria Taylor is an American well-known analyst and host for ESPN and the SEC Network. She also covers college football, college volleyball, and college men’s and women’s basketball.
Maria Taylor Age
Maria was born on 12 May 1987 in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States. Maria is 35 years old as of 2022. She celebrates her birthday on May 12 every year.
Maria Taylor Height
Taylor stands at a height of 1.88m.
Maria Taylor Family
Taylor is a wife to Rodney Blackstock and was born to Parents Steve Taylor and mother Suzette Taylor. She has not revealed whether she has a sister or not hence this information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Maria Taylor Husband
Is maria Taylor still married? Taylor is married to Rodney Blackstock. The two got married on 5 May 2019. The couple has not shared about their kids hence it will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Maria Taylor Salary
Taylor receives an annual average salary of $87,885. This is according to ESPN News analyst salaries.
Maria Taylor Net Worth
Maria has an estimated Net Worth of $ 2 million. Her career as a sports analyst is her primary source of income.
Maria Taylor Education
Taylor went to Centennial High School and later attended Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication. She graduated from the University of Georgia from 2005–2009.
She received an athletic scholarship to the University of Georgia, where she played volleyball from 2005 to 2009. At the University of Georgia, she was also named as a member of the All-SEC volleyball team each season.
She also continued to play for the US Volleyball Junior National A2 team and helped them win a bronze medal during the Open Division of the US Volleyball Championships.
Maria Taylor ESPN News
She started as a host and reporter for IMG College, which is the largest collegiate sports marketing company, representing numerous colleges plus the NCAA.
She covered the University of Georgia for the next three years, and with IMG, it also appeared in numerous studio shows of the company, including “Dawg Report”, “SportsNite”, and “SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight”.
In 2013, she started working as a sideline reporter for ESPN 2, covering the Saturday night primetime college football telecast. She also covered the Orange Bowl, which is the second-oldest bowl game in the country behind the Rose Bowl for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.
In 2017, Maria joined the ESPN College GameDay broadcast team as reporter and host, replacing Samantha Ponder, and was an ESPN host and reporter for the College Football Playoff between the University of Georgia and the University of Oklahoma.
Taylor also works the ABC broadcast of Saturday night football as a sideline reporter, with Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit calling the game from the booth.
In 2019, Taylor began hosting NBA Countdown, the pre-game show for ESPN’s Friday night and Sunday afternoon NBA games. In 2020, she was the sideline reporter for Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants Monday Night Monday opener.