Maria Taylor has returned to her role as the host of Sunday Night Football for the 2023 season, and while her presence was expected, what came as a surprise was the live on-air revelation of her pregnancy during the broadcast of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Detroit Lions game.
Despite her pregnancy, Taylor’s choice of attire during the game garnered significant attention.
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Maria Taylor has proven her versatility as a sportscaster since her debut on ESPN in 2013. Prior to her broadcasting career, she excelled in volleyball, earning a scholarship to the University of Georgia in 2005.
Throughout her college tenure, she consistently earned a spot on the All-SEC volleyball team.
In 2020, Taylor made a surprising move to NBC after audio leaked of Rachel Nichols questioning whether Taylor’s roles were based on her race rather than her experience.
Taylor entered into a second marriage in 2021 following a brief marriage with her first husband, Rodney Blackstock. She is now expecting a child and embracing this new phase of her life.
As for the game she covered on that particular night, the 2023 NFL regular season kicked off with a stunning result: the Detroit Lions secured a 21-20 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, at Arrowhead Stadium.
Patrick Mahomes, playing without star tight end Travis Kelce, recorded 226 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, while Jared Goff amassed 253 yards and a touchdown.