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(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 Facts of Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor is married to Jon.
She does not have any kids as of now.
Maria Taylor is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

Maria Taylor's Marital Timeline!

Maria Taylor Hyatt is at present in a conjugal relationship. She exchanged vows for the second time with a guy named Jon in the year 2021.

Past Marital Life

Previously, she 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’s Relationship Timeline

Maria and Rodney met way back in 2014 at a Charlotte Hornets game.

She liked him however, he was the one who approached her first. The couple exchanged numbers and went out for the date.

Eight months after 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.

But after two years, things between this lovely couple got disturbed and they divorced in 2021.

Who is Maria Taylor?

Maria Taylor is a sports analyst and host for the NBC Sports network.

She covers college football, college volleyball, and college men’s and women’s basketball.

She used to work for ESPN and the SEC Network.

Maria Taylor: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Taylor was born on May 12, 1987, in Alpharetta, Georgia, US as Suzette Maria Taylor. Her nationality is American and her ethnicity is All-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 brother and sister.

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.

Maria Taylor 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 her career with Maria Taylor. At present, Taylor is in her third season as a college analyst and reporter. She joined the SEC Network in 2014.

Maria 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.

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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.

Maria Taylor also appeared on various studio shows including Dawg Report, SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight, and SportsNite.

Maria began hosting NBA Countdown in 2019, the pre-game show for ESPN’s Friday Night and Sunday afternoon NBA games.

Maria Taylor’s NBC Sports

ESPN offered Taylor an increment in her salary from $1 million to $5 million in 2020, which she denied. The day after the 2021 NBA Finals on July 20, Maria left the network.

During NBC’s coverage of the 2022 French Open, Taylor hosted the men’s and women’s semifinals and championship matches.

Maria Taylor: Net Worth, Salary

Maria Taylor earns a huge amount of money her salary is around $87,885 per annum and her Net Worth is estimated to be $2 million as of 2023.

Rumors, Controversy

Talking about the rumors, she shocked her fans when she announced her second wedding via social media posts.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

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 details on her body measurements, shoe size, dress size, etc., are unknown.

Social Media

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

Also, she gained over 288k followers on her Instagram account.


  • She is 36 years old as of 2023.
  • Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
  • Her dad was a police officer.
  • In her childhood, people used to tease her for her height.
  • She played volleyball in high school.
  • In 2009, she started her hosting career.

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Did Maria Taylor leave ESPN?

  • The news of her leaving ESPN was announced in July 2021.

How much does Maria Taylor make a year?

  • Her yearly salary is around $87,885.

Did Maria Taylor play college sports?

  • She used to play volleyball while studying.

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