Maria Taylor Biography
Maria Taylor is a renowned analyst and host for ESPN and the SEC Network. In her position, she covers college football, NFL, NBA, college volleyball, women’s basketball, and college men’s basketball.
Taylor attended Centennial High School where she received several accolades for her 4-year basketball career. She later received an athletic scholarship to join the University of Georgia. In 2009, she graduated from the University with a degree in broadcast news. Later on, she returned to the University for a Master of Business Administration which she completed in May 2013.
Maria Taylor Career
Taylor began her career right from high school. First playing basketball, she received various accolades for her great performance. She continued to play through her University, now taking both volleyball and basketball for four years (2005-2009).
While at the university, she was named a member of the All-SEC volleyball team each season. She further played for the US Volleyball Junior National A2 team, helping them win a bronze medal during the Open Division of the US Volleyball Championship.
Before 2012, Maria was a reporter and host for IMG College at the University of Georgia working for three years. She was also featured on various studio shows including Dawg Report, SportsNite, and SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight.
Maria joined ESPN as a college and reporter in 2014. Dubbed one of the most versatile commentators, Taylor was named a reporter for College GameDay Built by Home Depot and ABC Saturday Football in 2017. Later in 2019, she an additional role as the NBA Countdown host.
Previously, Maria had served as the host of SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, SEC Nation. In this, she worked alongside analysts Marcus Spear, Tim Tebow, and Paul Finebaum.
She has proved to be a veteran commentator on various ESPN shows and platforms like hosting College Football Live, Big Monday, and NCAA WOmen’s Final Four studio coverage. She further serves as a regular co-host on “Get Up”, as well as a sideline reporter on Saturday Primetime and marquee men’s basketball games all season.
Moreover, she is an analyst on SEC and ESPN Volleyball and women’s basketball, not forgetting she is part of ESPN’s NBA Draft coverage.
Maria Taylor Age
How old is Maria Taylor? Taylor is 34 years old as of 2021. She was born on May 12, 1987, in Alpharetta, Georgia, the United States of America. In addition, Maria celebrates her birthday on the 12th of March every year and her zodiac sign is Taurus.
Maria Taylor Parents
Taylor was born to her parents; father Steve Taylor, and mother Suzette Taylor. We currently have no further details pertaining to her family and siblings.
Maria Taylor Husband
Who is Maria Taylor married to? Taylor is currently in a romantic relationship. She tied the knot with a guy named Jon in 2021. Previously, Maria was married to Rodney Blackstock since May 5, 2019. The duo met in 2014 at Charlotte Hornet’s game. They wedded on a beach in the company of friends and family. Rodney is the director of Sports marketing at Q4 SPORTS. However, two years later, Rodney and Tayor separated.
Maria Taylor Height
Taylor stands at a height of 1.88 m(6 ft 2 inches) and weighs around 72 kg. Moreover, she has black hair and black eyes.
Maria Taylor Net Worth
Maria has an estimated net worth of between $2 million -$5 million. During her ESPN career as a college football analyst, Maria was entitled to an average salary of $87,885.