Maria Taylor Biography

( 1987 - )
March 29, 2019
First published on:March 18, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Maria Taylor

Date of Birth: 1987, May 12
Age: 32 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Sign:: taurus
Birth Name Maria Taylor
Famous Name Maria Taylor
Father Suzette Taylor
Mother Steve Taylor
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Birth Place Alpharetta
Currently Working For ESPN and SEC Network
Salary $87,885
Net Worth $2 Million
Weight in KG 60 kg
Affair with N\A
Girlfriend N/A
Profession Analyst, host, ESPN, SEC Network
Started career as a college analyst and reporter and joined the SEC Network
Famous for Analyst, host, ESPN, SEC Network
School attended Centennial High School
University attended University of Georgia
Full Name Maria Taylor Hyatt
Horoscope Taurus
No. of Twitter Followers 108K
Weight 60 kg

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


Maria Taylor reportedly has an estimated net worth over $2 million. As a College Football Analyst at ESPN Maria Taylor's 2018's contract reportedly entitles her an average salary of $87,885.

Taylor is not married yet but is rumored to be dating her boyfriend secretly.

Maria Taylor's Net worth in 2019: $2 Million

As of 2019, Maria Taylor has an estimated net worth over $2 million. As she is working for a reputed network, she is expected to be earning a good amount of salary from ESPN. 

As regular ESPN's sports analyst Maria Taylor reportedly received an average salary of $87,885 before she renewed her contract with ESPN in late August of 2018. 

As a College Football Analyst at ESPN Maria Taylor's 2018's contract reportedly entitles her an average salary of $87,885. Her income is further added to several other Cabel sports channel appearances and several college women's sports coverage too. 

As of December 2018, Maria Taylor's five years deal with ESPN, by the beginning of 2019 will yield her somewhere around $100 thousands for her on-field play by play reporter per year. 

Maria Taylor Social Work and Charity

Maria Taylor other than being a famous sportscaster is also involved in numerous humanitarian works and is a co-founder of a social organization called Winning Edge which is a social organization with a common goal of developing leadership qualities in women especially from minority groups.

She is often seen attending their functions and is further seen sharing her experience with young adults and is often seen attending fundraisers, seminars, and workshops with the social organization.

Maria Taylor Secretly Dating her Boyfriend

The sexy ESPN reporter Maria Taylor isn't married yet, but rumors about Maria having a boyfriend keep dropping every now and then.

According to sources, she was linked in an affair with a mystery boyfriend and she posted his photo on Instagram in 2016. She was reportedly planning to get married to her mysterious boyfriend and as the pictures suggest, the couple seem deep in love.

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Taylor also posted pictures of them in vacationing at Palm Springs. However, pictures of her alleged boyfriend have since been deleted. It seems as if these two are no longer in a relationship and Taylor is currently single.

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Today my parents celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary...they are the perfect example of Love @mamataylor7

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She could be dating someone secretly but this time, the diva has chosen to keep it under wraps. The sports analyst has done a good job keeping her relationships off the radar.

Taylor's Feud with Alabama's coach Nick Saban

In September 2018, Maria Taylor Maria Taylor interviewed Alabama's coach Nick Saban putting forward a controversial question, “Everyone had questions about who was going to start at QB when this game started, what answers did you have about your QBs after watching both of them play tonight?

Saban instead replied violently and said:

“Well, I still like both guys. I think both guys are good players. I think both guys can help our team, alright? So, why do you continually try to get me to say something that doesn’t respect one of them? I’m not going to! So quit asking!”

Maria Taylor Bio and Early Life

Maria Taylor was born on May 12, 1987,  in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States. Her star sign is Taurus. Talking about her nationality, she is an American and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.  

Maria Taylor is the daughter of Steve Taylor, a former FBI agent, and Suzette Taylor.

Maria Taylor went to Centennial High School and showed a deep interest in sports from her childhood days. She was the recipient of the Atlanta Tip-Off Team of the Year and also was a member of the 2004 USA Volleyball Junior National A2 team.

Upon graduation, she got an athletic scholarship from the University of Georgia, where she played basketball and volleyball from 2005 to 2009. While Maria was a university student, she had already made her appearance on several studio shows like Dawg Report, SEC Men’s Basketball Tonight, and SportsNite

She graduated from Georgia University in 2009, and later joined IMG College at the University of Georgia and graduated in broadcast news. Prior to becoming professional, she was a worked as a reporter for three years for the University of Georgia. Taylor also pursued her Masters of Business Administration in 2013 from the University of Georgia too.

Maria Taylor's Career as an Analyst

Maria Taylor is successfully working as an analyst and host for ESPN and SEC Network. She signed up as a reporter with the SEC Network in its third game season. She works as a college football reporter along with Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer for ESPN and she even worked as a sports analyst for college-level women’s volleyball and basketball game.

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Finally, in 2013, Maria Taylor worked as a sideline correspondent on ESPN 2 as a sports analyst. She also became a part of ESPN's NBA draft coverage and is a guest host on Get Up! which is hosted by Jalen Rose

YouTube: Maria Taylor in ESPN Get Up!

Taylor was named as the reporter for College GameDay replacing Samantha Ponder and ABC Saturday Night Football in 2017. She is one of the most reputed hosts for ESPN and works alongside reputed reporters such as Laura Rutledge, Kaylee Hartung and Cary Champion.

Furthermore, Taylor was a host and reporter for the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia.

After her Contract expired on August of 2018, ESPN and Maria came to an agreement for the second time and penned a Five years contract together. 

Maria Taylor Recent Announcements

If you follow Maria Taylor on Twitter, then you probably are aware that she is not only a College sports analyst and announcer but a genuine college sports promoter, she is seen giving things away on charity just to promote college games.

Take a look at her Giveaway announcement for College football promotion:

As of late 2018's Taylor has around 107 thousand followers on her Twitter account. Further, she has around 98.6 thousand followers on her official Instagram account.

Her Instagram post for her 2018's last appearance for the famous morning show "Get Up" received over 2400 likes just because the sportscaster chose to wear a green Top-followed with leggings and skirt.

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Last Day in the studio until the New Year...time to start celebrating with the fam! #happyholidays

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Further, the long-legged reporter was one of the most searched sportscasters the very same day on 21st December-2018.

Maria Taylor Facts

Maria Taylor is a sexy African-American sports journalist for ESPN, she is an on-field play by play reporter for many college games broadcasted on ESPN. Maria isn't just talented but is a very attractive TV personality.

Maria is 6 feet and 2 inches tall in height, which is around 1.88m. Maria also has a good number of followers on her Twitter and Instagram account. She uses her accounts like twitter to let her fans know about the games, result and her personal life event behind the camera.

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