Maria Taylor is one of the top sports reporters in the country. She has enormous sports coverage across some of the prominent sports broadcasting networks including ESPN and SEC Network. Maria covers a wide range of sports like College football, volleyball, the NBA, and many others.
She used to play basketball during her high school days and continued playing it for a consecutive period of 4 years. Moreover, she has received some great titles and awards that are hard to earn, for instance, she won the Atlanta Tip-off Team of the Year title.
Maria Taylor Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Net Worth
Maria Taylor was born on 12th May 1987 in Alpharetta city of Georgia state under the parenthood of Steve Taylor and Suzette Taylor. Vanna Taylor is her sister while Steve Jr. is her brother and no information regarding other family members can be discovered.
Apart from being into broadcasting and journalism, she is a sports-loving person who likes playing various sports like volleyball, basketball, and Athletics. She won different titles and awards in her 4 years of basketball career during high school.
Maria finished her freshman, sophomore, and high school years at Centennial High School in her native town. She played basketball and volleyball for her school’s team in various inter and intra-school competitions and made her school proud.
Afterward, she received an athletic scholarship for her graduation from the University of Georgia and hence continued to play volleyball and basketball during college time too, Moreover, during her college time she was a named player on the All-Sec volleyball team for every season, and at the end of her college, she was ranked 4 in prospects of total points.
Maria was a sports-enthusiastic girl from an early age and hence she was a part of the school’s Athletics, volleyball, and basketball teams, she continued her legacy during her college days at the University of Georgia and got entitled to various awards and helped her college’s team to acquire various medals and awards at different levels.
She also played for the USA Volleyball Junior National A2 team and helped them to secure a bronze medal, her college career ended in the fall of 2008. After graduating from university she used to work as a Reporter for IMG College at the University of Georgia, in addition, she was spotted working on various studio shows like Dawg Report and SportsNite.
Her career got a boost when she got a job as a sideline reporter in ESPN weekly Saturday night college football and Orange Bowl. Further, she joined the SEC Network in the year 2014 and she worked as a football reporter with the commentators in addition to it she was also a Volleyball and women’s basketball analyst at SEC telecast.
She worked at SEC Network for 5 consecutive years and then she began working as a host at NBA Countdown, which is a pre-game session. In the year 2020, she was a sideline reporter for the football match between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants. She left her job at ESPN in July 2021 after the NBA Finals.
She posts very frequently on her Instagram(@mariataylor), she has posted a total of 1656 photos and videos on her Instagram and has a follower count of 289K, in addition to it she has received her verified badge on Instagram. Further, she tweets regularly on her Twitter(@MariaTaylor), has a follower count of 288.6K over Twitter, and has received her verified badge on Twitter as well.
Maria Taylor Biography
|Real Name||Suzette Maria Taylor|
|Birth Date||12 May 1987|
|Age (as of 2021)||34 Years|
|Birth Place||Alpharetta, Georgia, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 72 kg – in Pounds – 159 lbs|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Sister||One (Vanna Taylor)|
|Brother||One (Steve Taylor Jr.)|
|School||Centennial High School|
|College||Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication|
|Who is her husband?||Rodney Blackstock|
Maria married her husband Rodney Blackstock. They both met with each other during a match and there they exchanged their phone number and began texting more often, and finally, Rodney asked her for the marriage and they finally tied the sacred knot on 5th May 2019. The couple decided to marry in June 2016, however, in order to manage the things going on between them, they postponed the wedding.
Maria Taylor Net Worth
She makes most of the money from journalism and a minor share of money from analyzing the games, she charges an average salary of $87.9K annually, and she was earning a whopping amount of $100K by working as a sideline reporter for ESPN. Maria’s Net worth is estimated to be $ 2 million.
- She always wears sneakers, because she considers sneakers as her trademark.
- Her coaches often yelled at Maria when she was 12 because of some other unusual reasons.
- She also worked as an analyst in NCAA Women’s basketball shows.