MARIA TAYLOR

Host

Maria Taylor is the host of Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports, and several other prestigious NBC Sports properties. She is the first female full-time host of Football Night.

In a 10-month period from May 2021 – February 2022, Taylor hosted many of the most-watched events and programs in sports. Following her move to NBC Sports in July 2021, she hosted the Tokyo Olympics, Super Bowl LVI Pregame Show, and Beijing Olympics and Paralympics. Just prior to joining NBC Sports, she also hosted the primetime network broadcast of the NFL Draft and the NBA Finals for ESPN/ABC.

As a result of her efforts, she was named one of 2021’s “Most Powerful Women in Sports” by Adweek.

In addition to her hosting roles, Taylor is executive producing an eight-part documentary series on the history of the Black quarterback in the NFL that will stream on Peacock.

Taylor joined NBC Sports after eight years at ESPN, where she was host of NBA Countdown, college football and basketball coverage, and the NCAA Women’s Final Four studio show, and regularly co-hosted the Get Up morning show. In addition, she served as a reporter on College GameDay and a sideline reporter on the network’s biggest college football and basketball games each week.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Taylor delivered the commencement address at her alma mater in May 2021, marking the 60-year anniversary of the university’s integration.