What is Maria Taylor Height and Weight Height and Weight? The American sportscaster for NBC Sports stands tall at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and weighs 66 kg (145 lbs). Aside from Maria Taylor height and weight, we will also look at the biography of the sportscaster, including her age, education, career, net worth, parents, siblings, husband, and children.
Maria Taylor, who was born on May 12, 1987, in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States, is 36 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on the 12th of May every year.
High school and college athlete
When she was at Centennial High School in Roswell, Georgia, she had an impressive four-year basketball career that saw her receive numerous awards.
The highlights of the prizes included being on the Atlanta Tip-Off Team of the Year, being named a Fulton County Scholar Athlete of the Year, and being Offensive MVP of her volleyball team at high school for three consecutive years. She was also three times All-Region selection and also being named All-State in her senior year.
Taylor was also chosen to be part of the 2004 USA Volleyball Junior National A2 team. She was awarded an athletic scholarship at the University of Georgia, where she continued playing basketball and volleyball from the year 2005 to 2009.
At Georgia, she was selected to Georgia’s All-SEC volleyball team every season. She also played with team US Volleyball Junior National A2 team and was able to help them achieve a bronze medal in the Open Division of the US Volleyball Championships.
When her playing days ended in the autumn of 2008, Taylor was ranked fourth in the history of the team in career kills with 1,729 and was also fourth all-time in total points with 2,020.
Before 2012, Taylor served as a host and reporter for IMG College at the University of Georgia for three years. Taylor also appeared on several studio shows, such as Dawg Report, SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight, and SportsNite.
ESPN and NBC Sports Career
In the year 2013, Taylor worked as a sideline reporter on ESPN2’s weekly Saturday-night primetime college football telecast as well as being a reporter for the Orange Bowl, her second consecutive year covering this annual game.
She has served as an analyst on the NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Show, and NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Preview Show as well as ESPN’s coverage of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament and Women’s Volleyball National Championship for the past two years.
In 2020, she was the reporter on the sidelines for the Pittsburgh Steelers vs New York Giants Monday Night Football opener. In the year 2020, ESPN reported that they would boost Taylor’s annual salary from $1 million to $5 million, but Taylor declined. Taylor left ESPN on the same day that the 2021 NBA Finals concluded on July 20.
In the 2021 NFL season, Taylor joined NBC’s Sunday Night Football pre-game show Football Night in America as an expert panelist. It was announced in May 2022 that Taylor will take over from Mike Tirico (who was moving to the play-by-play lead position to host Sunday Night Football) as the primary host of the show. Taylor was the host of the semi-finals for women and men and finals on the coverage by NBC of the 2022 French Open.
Parents and Siblings
Taylor was born to her father Steve Taylor and mother Suzette Taylor, who is known for American Taboo in 1983. She has a sister named Vanna and a brother named Steve.
Husband and Children
Maria Taylor has been married two times. She first got married to Rodney Blackstock in the year 2019, but the couple divorced after three years in 2021. She remarried Jon Lee in the same year, and the couple has not revealed many details about their relationship publicly.