• Biography

Maria Taylor is known as a former college basketball and volleyball player and an American sports analyst. She is most famous for her work on ESPN.

Background and Age

Maria Taylor was born on May 12, 1987, in Alpharetta, GA. Taylor went to the University of Georgia where she played volleyball and basketball for the Bulldogs. She was named to the All-SEC volleyball crew multiple times and was additionally a member of the USA A2 National Volleyball crew. She graduated from Georgia in 2009 with a degree in broadcast news. She came back to the University to pursue her Master of Business Administration which she finished in May of 2013.

Career and Net Worth

Maria Taylor is a co-host on ESPN's College Gameday, sideline columnist for ABC's Saturday Night Football, and a co-host of ESPN's "Get Up!". In 2016, Taylor joined sports analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, and Paul Finebaum as host of the SEC Network's pregame show SEC Nation. Taylor was likewise selected to host ESPN's NCAA Women's Basketball tournament show and coverage of the Final Four. Notwithstanding her hosting and announcing obligations, she is an expert on other SEC and ESPN telecasts of NCAA Volleyball. Before 2016, Maria filled in as a school football correspondent on SEC Network Saturday Primetime broadcasts and anchored the system's evening news and data show SEC Now.

In 2013, she was the sideline correspondent on ESPN2's Saturday night Primetime school football match-ups. Taylor covered 2 successive BCS Orange Bowls. Furthermore, she has been an expert on NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament Preview Show and ESPN's coverage of both the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament and Women's Volleyball National Championship. In July 2020, Maria Taylor said she would stand behind her colleague, Adrian Wojnarowski after the NBA insider wrote "F–k you" in an email to a US Senator. Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri conveyed an official statement slamming the NBA for permitting players to wear certain social equality messages on their jerseys.

In light of Black Lives Matter protests following the May passing of George Floyd, the association and players association consented to a rundown of explanations for players to return on the of their shirts. Hawley disagreed with the rundown of 29 expressions, which was approved by NBA, Wojnarowski later apologized however Taylor tweeted support for her collaborator who generally is viewed as the top NBA columnist., “I don’t care what anyone says I will always stand with, by, and, for my incredible colleague & friend @wojespn.”

Marriage and Wife

Maria got married to Rodney Blackstock in 2019. He is known as a former college basketball player.

Date modified: Aug 4, 2020
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