Maria Taylor, 36, is both an accomplished sportscaster and an expecting mother-to-be. This season on NBC Sports coverage of NFL games she has proudly showcased her baby bump via social media accounts; even sharing that it has the size of an American football!
Broadcaster Amy Avery had an arduous journey on her path to motherhood. In a recent post she opened up about the struggles associated with pregnancy: mental, physical and emotional strain that she endured throughout her journey to motherhood. Finally achieving it after multiple surgeries, failed egg retrievals and IVF attempts was only possible through sheer determination.
Taylor was overwhelmed with emotion as her NBC colleagues sent their best wishes during NFL coverage for her as she prepared to take maternity leave. Tony Dungy, Jason Garrett, Rodney Harrison and Jac Collinsworth were among those wishing her well and her colleagues teared up at hearing them wish her well.
Born May 12 1987 in Alpharetta, Georgia, Taylor attended Centennial High School where she showed great talent in basketball and volleyball - garnering her a scholarship to attend University of Georgia where she continued excelling at both sports.
Taylor's career took off quickly upon joining ESPN in 2014. Since then, she has become one of the network's most sought-after sports commentators and commentator on television shows such as Sports Center. Known for her charismatic presence and ability to connect with players directly on screen. Taylor has received praise for her insight and analysis into the sports industry.