This morning ESPN announced that Maria Taylor has signed a multi-year deal to continue in her current role and remain with the network.

What’s happening:

  • ESPN commentator and studio host, Maria Taylor, has signed a multi year deal to remain with the network. Taylor will continue in her roles on a number of ESPN programs including:
    • ABC Saturday Night Football
    • Saturday Primetime (men’s college basketball)
    • Studio host for Big Monday
    • Thursday Showcase (women’s college basketball)
    • NCAA Women’s Final Four
  • In addition to football and basketball coverage, Taylor will return for her second season on College GameDay Built by The Home Depot.  She’ll also continue as a rotating host on College Football Live. Taylor will continue to contribute to:
    • Get Up!
    • SportsCenter
    • NBA Draft coverage
    • NBA Combine coverage

What they’re saying:

  • Maria Taylor: “I have been blessed with so many opportunities to grow and evolve as a broadcaster and learn from so many incredible people. I am excited to start the next chapter of my career with my ESPN family, and to continue working with the players, coaches, and programs that I am incredibly passionate about.”
  • Lee Fitting, ESPN vice president of production: “Maria’s level of preparation, knowledge, passion and enthusiasm is what makes her standout in everything she does. Her growth at the network is a testament to her versatility both on the sideline and as a host in the studio, shaping her into the ultimate modern day broadcaster.”

About Maria Taylor:

  • Taylor joined ESPN and SEC Network in 2014, covering college basketball and volleyball, and was named the host of SEC Nation in 2016 before moving to GameDay.
  • A former All-SEC Georgia volleyball player, Taylor also serves as mentor to current student-athletes through her non-profit organization, The Winning Edge Leadership Academy.