Maria Taylor named ‘Football Night in America’ new host

Maria Taylor has been officially named Mike Tirico’s successor host. american football night from NBC.

The former ESPN anchor joined NBC last summer after Taylor and her former network failed to reach a deal. Taylor was introduced as the co-host of: american football night With Tirico, Tony Dungy and Drew Brees. Typically, she ran the show when Tyrico was working as a live announcer. sunday night football.

Now Tirico is promoted by Taylor, working full-time live announcer on a Sunday night after Al Michaels moved to Amazon Prime.

“Maria is the perfect choice to continue the legacy of establishing the most watched studio show in sports,” said Sam Flood, executive producer at NBC Sports. via NBC’s press release.

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american football night Every week before it airs on NBC sunday night football game. There is also a halftime segment. Dungy and Brees are expected to continue working on the show alongside Taylor.

Taylor’s has built quite a bit of NBC resumes on the network since last July. So far, she has participated in the Tokyo Olympics, Beijing Olympics, Paralympics, Super Bowl LVI pregame show. At ESPN, she previously hosted NBA Finals and NFL Draft shows.

In addition to her hosting responsibilities, Taylor is currently working on an eight-part documentary series on the history of the NFL’s black quarterbacks for NBC’s streaming service Peacock. She is the executive producing the project.

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