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 Facts of Maria Taylor

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

More about the relationship

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.

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 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. 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, the 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 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.

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

Maria Taylor: Net Worth, Salary

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

Maria Taylor: 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 and details on her body measurements, shoe size, dress size, etc., are unknown.

Social Media

Maria 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 34 years old as of 2021.
  • 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 her high school.
  • From 2009, she started her hosting career.

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