Maria Taylor is one of the ESPN's most versatile commentators, covering football and basketball at the professional and collegiate levels from both the sideline and the studio. Taylor was named a reporter for College GameDay Built by Home Depot and ABC Saturday Night Football in 2017 and added NBA Countdown hosting duties in 2019. She had previously served as the host of SEC Network’s traveling pregame show SEC Nation, alongside analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum. Taylor’s versatility is showcased on a variety of ESPN’s shows, as she hosts College Football Live, Big Monday and NCAA Women’s Final Four studio coverage, serves as a regular co-host on Get Up, and works as a sideline reporter on Saturday Primetime and marquee men’s basketball games throughout the season. Taylor rounds out her coverage as an analyst on other SEC and ESPN telecasts, including volleyball and women’s basketball. 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 and was also a member of the USA A2 National Volleyball team. She graduated from Georgia in 2009 with a degree in broadcast news. She returned to the University to pursue her Master of Business Administration which she completed in May of 2013. She is a native of Alpharetta, Georgia.