Biography / Wiki
Maria Taylor is an American analyst and TV personality, best known for her college football, volleyball, and basketball hosting roles for the SEC Network and ESPN. She served as a host and correspondent for IMG College until 2012, while she became an ESPN sideline reporter in 2013, and most prominently served on the coverage of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
In 2014, Maria joined the SEC Network and replaced Samantha Ponder as an ESPN College GameDay reporter and anchor. Maria was also named the new host of ESPN’s NBA Countdown on October 8, 2019.
Height / Weight / Age
Born on the 12th of May 1987. She is quite tall with a height of 6 feet 2 inches and has maintained her weight at 62 kg. Maria also has a stunning body figure and her beautiful looks are complemented by her dark brown eyes and her hair of black color.
|Date Of Birth
|May 12, 1987
|In Centimetres – 188 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 2”
|In Kilograms – 72 kg
In Pounds – 159 lbs
After starting her broadcasting career in college, Maria Taylor has found herself on the top list of women sports broadcasters in America. She has been the face of NCAA women’s basketball tournament broadcast and is known for her work with money in other sports events. Taylor has earned a lot of wealth through her career as a TV host and an analyst. The total net worth estimated for Maria Taylor is $2 million US dollars as of now.
Education / Family
A native of Georgia Maria Taylor was born and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States. The daughter of Steve Taylor and Suzette Taylor grew up with a brother and a sister. She studied at Centennial High School in Roswell and later attended The Henry W. Grady College as well as the University of Georgia in Athens.
|Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
|Analyst, TV Host
|Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia
|The University of Georgia in Athens, The Henry W. Grady College
|Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
|Steve Taylor Jr.
Career / Fashion And Style
As a host and correspondent for IMG College, which is the biggest collegiate sports promotion organization, covering various colleges plus the NCAA, Taylor started her sports broadcasting career. For the next three years, she covered the University of Georgia and also appeared in numerous company studio shows with IMG, including “Dawg Report,” “SportsNite” and “SEC Men’s Basketball.”
Taylor began working as a sideline reporter covering the Saturday night primetime college football for ESPN in 2013. She also covered the Orange Bowl, for the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, which is the second-oldest bowl game in the nation after the Rose Bowl.
The chance encouraged her to start working for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show as an analyst, and she worked for the Preview Show of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
She entered the SEC Network-owned by ESPN in a joint partnership with The Walt Disney Company-reporting on college football in 2014, with Taylor’s background as a college analyst and reporter rising, and is also seen partnering with Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer.
She also hosted the college soccer playoff game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Georgia for ESPN, and hosted and reported for the National College Football Playoff Championship 2018.
Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More
She has been married to her long-time boyfriend Rodney Blackstock but the couple doesn’t have any children as of now.
|Rodney Blackstock (2014-Present)
Here we provide you a list of Maria Taylor’s favorite things.
|Favorite Bible Verse
Some Interesting Facts About Maria Taylor
- Maria said that when she actually met the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, in February 2019, her “life has been made.””
- By speaking to individuals such as Adrian Wojnarowski and Doris Burke and reading the Bobby Marks bible for front office insiders, Maria prepared for her hosting role in NBA Countdown, which she acquired in October 2019.
- A basketball player named Zion Williamson began weeping during one of her 2019 draft interviews.
- She had already known him for a year and predicted euphoria and joy, but she almost ended up crying.
- During college, she was such a strong journalism student that David Hazinski, one of her professors, said that he didn’t even know she was an athlete at all.
- During her college basketball triumph, her coaches would mostly not even notice her and communicate to men instead.
- During high school, she was a good basketball player and then began to play volleyball during college.