According to reports, Maria Taylor will be taking her talents to NBC following her highly publicized exit from ESPN following the controversy surrounding comments made by former colleague Rachel Nichols in a leaked conversation.
Taylor will be thrust right into the mix with NBC as a correspondent for the Tokyo Olympics alongside Mike Tirico. Taylor will be a host and contributor for “Football Night in America” and will host the network's coverage of the Super Bowl.
“Maria has excelled in a wide range of roles at marquee events, and will be a powerful addition to our team. We are always looking to improve, and Maria is going to make us better. We are very excited for her to join us right away in Tokyo,” NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua said in a statement.
Taylor said in a statement: “Literally, hosting the Olympics, Football Night in America, and the Super Bowl is what I dreamed of when I started in television – and this would not be possible without standing on the shoulders of all of those who came before me and made this path possible. And I plan to pay it forward."