THIS IS EPISODE 132 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Maria Taylor is becoming a household name on sports broadcasts. In 2018, the ESPN host and reporter has covered college football’s National Championship game, college basketball, the NFL Draft, the NBA Combine, the NBA Draft and the ESPYS — and it’s only July.
A graduate of the University of Georgia in 2009, Taylor played basketball as well as making All-SEC honors in volleyball for the Lady Bulldogs.
It was also during her time in college that she began to investigate her faith. After joining FCA, Taylor began a journey that culminated in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Her passion to serve the Lord and give back culminated in 2014 with her co-founding the Winning Edge Leadership Academy. The Academy provides a place where college student and young professionals, particularly women and minority leaders, can get professional development to prepare them for the sports business world.
On this episode of the podcast, Taylor shares about her journey to faith, covering her first NBA Draft, what it was like working college football’s National Championship as a Georgia alum, why she wanted to start a leadership academy, and why prayer is the first thing she would do if someone asked her about her faith in Jesus.