Joy Taylor Biography

Joy Taylor is an American radio host and television personality famously known as a host for Fox Sports 1 show “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”. She has been working at the Fox channel for years and is well-known for her strong and amiable personality.

Early Life

Joy was born on January 17th, 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. She grew up in a Christian African-American family but has not shared the names of her parents. She grew up in Pittsburgh with her brother Jason Taylor who is a former NFL player and her four sisters whose names have not been shared.

Joy has completed her high school graduation from a local school in Pittsburgh and later attended the Barry University for college studies. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast and Communication in 2009.

Joy Taylor Career

Joy started working as a manager at her college radio station WBRY 1640 and was also a host for the show “The Noise” while she was still pursuing her degree. After her graduation, she started working at the 790AM The Ticket in Miami as an executive producer. She worked there for three years and was the co-host for the show “Zaslow and Joy Show’ in her later years. She later went on to work for CBS Sports and was a host for the show “Thursday night live” and “Fantasy Football today”.

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In 2016, she joined the Fox Sports channel and started off as a temporary replacement for Kristine Leahy for a few episodes on the show “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”. The same year, she appeared as a moderator on the debate show “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed”. In 2018 she started appearing on the show “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” as a permanent host. She currently hosts a live show named “the Hang” on Facebook and also regularly holds a podcast named “Maybe I’m crazy”. She also an active blogger on her website where she posts about entertainment, fashion, and lifestyle.


Joy and Colin Cowherd in the recent episode of “The Herd with Colin Coward” spoke surprisingly and doubtfully about how the viewership of the NBA on television had increased by a significant 39% percent when the public had planned on boycotting due to political reasons. Moreover, they also jokingly stated contradictory facts heard from conservative groups about the ratings. They also pointed out the fact that this has been the highest rating for NBA in the last 19 years.

Social Media

Joy has a huge following on social media and currently, on her Instagram account, she has 445k followers. She is also on Twitter since 2009 and currently has 244k followers. On her Facebook age, she has a reach of 112k followers.

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Joy Taylor Biography

Real Name Joy Allison Taylor
Birth Date January 17, 1987
Age (as of 2021) 34 Years
Birth Place Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Nationality American
Profession Radio Personality & Television Host
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 2” – in Centimeters – 157 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 59 kg  –  in Pounds –  130 lbs
Body Measurements 37-27-38
Bra Size 34 D
Waist Size 27 Inches
Hips Size 38 Inches
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Slim


Father Anthony Taylor
Mother Georgia Taylor
Brother One (Jason Taylor)


College Barry University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her Boyfriend? Not Known

Personal Life

Joy has not shared much about her personal life and is currently believed to be single although she was previously known to be engaged to former NBA player and coach Earl Watson in 2018 the relationship didn’t last long and the couple broke up soon in 2019. Before Earl, she was married to Richard Gianotti, a former basketball player whom she divorced in 2017 after only a year of marriage.

Joy Taylor Net Worth

Joy has been active in her profession as a host and radio personality for several years and has earned a lot of wealth through it. although her monthly income cannot be assessed exactly, her net worth is estimated to be around $2million as of 2021.

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  • Joy is also very skilled at soccer and played actively during college and later years but she gave up and did not pursue further as she suffered an injury and was unable to manage it with studies.
  • Joy has experienced domestic violence and abuse which she opened up about in 2017 on the show Disputed but did not mention the name of the abuser.
  • She considers her family and siblings her rock and is closest to them.
  • She contributes a lot to her brother’s foundation named Jason Taylor Foundation to help children in need.

Final Thoughts

Joy is a hard-working, strong, and independent woman who does not let anyone set boundaries for her and instead believes in growing. She has highly supportive people by her side which gives her strength to make progress and she is not discouraged by any mishaps of her past. Her sense of humor and her strong personality go well together and she has a bright future ahead of her.

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