ESPN announces contract extension could not be reached with Maria Taylor
Maria Taylor’s time at ESPN has come to an end.
The network and Taylor made the decision to jointly announce she will not be returning to ESPN as a contract extension agreement could not be reached between the two.
Taylor’s final assignment for ESPN came during the 2021 NBA Finals.
Comment from Maria Taylor:
“So thankful to Jimmy and all of my great teammates and friends at the SEC Network, College GameDay, Women’s and Men’s college basketball, and the NBA Countdown family — the people who believed in me, encouraged me, pushed me, and lifted me up. Words are inadequate to express my boundless appreciation, and I hope to make them proud.”
Comment from Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content
“Maria’s remarkable success speaks directly to her abilities and work ethic. There is no doubt we will miss Maria, but we remain determined to continue to build a deep and skilled talent roster that thoroughly reflects the athletes we cover and the fans we serve. While she chose to pursue a new opportunity, we are proud of the work we’ve done together.”