Maria Taylor already has made the change formally from protecting the NBA Finals at ESPN to the Olympics for NBC.
The 34-year-old reporter and host made her Summer Olympics debut Friday night time from Tokyo, welcomed to the NBC Sports protection workforce by anchor Mike Tirico mere days after her official departure from ESPN. Taylor and ESPN have been capable of agree on a contract extension.
“It’s an honor to be part of this workforce and the Olympic legacy,” Taylor stated, earlier than later tweeting that it was her “Olympic dream come true.”
Taylor additionally will cowl the NFL for NBC, together with as a bunch and contributor for Football Night in America on Sundays, in addition to Super Bowls and different assignments.
“Incredibly excited to have the chance to work with…your complete NBC Sports household,” Taylor stated Friday in a press release. “Literally, internet hosting the Olympics, Football Night in America, and the Super Bowl is what I dreamed of after I began in tv – and this may not be attainable with out standing on the shoulders of all of those that got here earlier than me and made this path attainable. And I plan to pay it ahead.”
The Post’s Andrew Marchand broke the information of Taylor’s new gig, simply weeks after the New York Times first reported the existence of a year-old audio tape recording containing leaked feedback by which fellow host Rachel Nichols alleged that ESPN gave Taylor the Finals internet hosting job to make up for what Nichols described because the community’s “crappy longtime file on variety.” Nichols later was taken off the NBA Finals sideline by the community, though she maintained her internet hosting duties on “The Jump.”