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maria taylor, ESPN
analyst, host, and reporter

Maria Taylor is in her fifth season as an analyst, host, and reporter for ESPN. In 2017, Taylor became the first black female to co-host College GameDay. Taylor was also tabbed as the sideline reporter for ABC Saturday Night Football, the 2018 College Football Playoff and National Championship Game. In addition to her football duties, Taylor is a host of Big Monday, NCAA Women’s Final Four, and National Championship studio coverage. She also serves as a sideline reporter for Saturday Night Prime Men’s College Basketball. She previously helped launch the SEC Network as one of three studio hosts and worked as the SEC Primetime Saturday Night college football reporter before serving as the first female host of SEC Network’s traveling college football show, SEC Nation. Taylor attended the University of Georgia where she played volleyball and basketball for the Bulldogs. She was named to the All-SEC volleyball team three times.  She graduated 2009 with a degree in broadcast news and completed her MBA in 2011.