Maria Taylor Bio

(Analyst, host, ESPN, SEC Network)

Sports and fitness freak, Maria Taylor Hyatt is an analyst in ESPN and loves Barak Obama. Maria is married to the sports director, Rodney Blackstock.

Relationship Statistics of Maria Taylor

What is Maria Taylor marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Maria Taylor get married ? (married date):May 05, 2019
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Is Maria Taylor having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Maria Taylor lesbian ?: No
Who is Maria Taylor husband ? (name):Rodney Blackstock

More about the relationship

Maria Taylor Hyatt married Rodney Blackstock at the oceanfront Hilton Sandestin in Destin, Florida on 5 May 2019, in the company of friends and family. Rodney Blackstock is the director of sports marketing at Q4 SPORTS.

Maria and Rodney relationship timeline

Maria and Rodney met way back in 2014 at a Charlotte Hornets’ game. She liked Rodney however, he was the one who approached her first. The couple exchanged numbers and went out for the date.

Eight months from that, Rodney proposed to her for the first time with a halo floral-inspired ring, and this time Maria was ready to get married.

The couple decided to get married in June 2016 but they called off as they were not ready to be a husband and wife.

Then while they went hiking in L.A., he proposed to her for the second time.

Things are going great for the couple!

Who is Maria Taylor?

Maria Taylor is an analyst and host for ESPN and the SEC Network. She covers college football, college volleyball, and college men’s and women’s basketball.

Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity

Taylor was born on May 12, 1987, in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is Afro-American.

Her mother’s name is Suzette Taylor and her father’s name is Steve Taylor. She seems to be a single child as there is no information about her siblings. She was interested in sports since her childhood and early life days.

Education, School/College University

She attended Centennial High School in the year 2005, which is the University of Georgia, and graduated after four years in 2009.

She played volleyball and basketball while she was in her college and was a part of the Volleyball Junior National A2 team. Due to her good performance, she received an athletic scholarship to the University of Georgia, where she continued to play volleyball and basketball from 2005-2009.

Maria Taylor: Professional Life, Career

The media knows nothing much about the exact onset of the career of Maria Taylor. At present, Taylor is in her third season as a college analyst and reporter. She joined the SEC Network in 2014.

Taylor is a college football reporter on the SEC Network with commentators Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer. She is also an analyst on other SEC telecasts, including volleyball and women’s basketball.

Maria Taylor
Caption: Maria Taylor with Obama (Source: Twitter)

In 2013, she was the sideline reporter on ESPN2’s weekly Saturday night prime-time college football telecast.

That same year, she also covered the Orange Bowl, her second consecutive year covering the annual bowl game. Apart from that, she has been an analyst on various other games and shows.

This includes the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show, 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 coverage for the previous two years.

Prior to 2012, Taylor was a reporter and host for IMG College at the University of Georgia for three years. She also appeared on various studio shows including Dawg Report, SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight, and SportsNite.

Maria Taylor: Net Worth, Income, Salary

She earns a huge amount of money but her salary is around $69,000 per annum in ESPN and her net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

Maria Taylor: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Talking about the rumors and controversy, there is a rumor that she is going to marry soon also she was seen with a guy on her vacation at Palm Springs.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Maria Taylor has a tall body with a height of 6 feet 2 inches and her weight is 72 kg. Her hair color and eye color both are black. She has a pretty smile but and details on her body measurements, shoe size, dress size, etc., are unknown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Maria Taylor is active on social media and has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. She has over 23k followers on her Facebook account, over 248.4k followers on her Twitter account, and over 188k followers on her Instagram account.


Also know more about the early life, career, net worth, relationships, and controversies of other analysts and hosts including Andrea Tantaros, George Stephanopoulos, Maria Bartiromo, Morgan Ortagus, and Cokie Roberts.

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