NBC Sports activities is making an attempt to signal ESPN broadcaster Maria Taylor, in line with Entrance Workplace Sports activities and the New York Submit. Taylor’s contract with ESPN expires on July 20, in line with a number of stories.
The New York Post reported that NBC desires to signal Taylor by July 23 to incorporate her within the community’s Olympic protection. Front Office Sports reported that Taylor may turn into the brand new host of “Soccer Evening in America.”
Taylor has additionally labored on “Faculty GameDay” at ESPNand might be concerned with Notre Dame broadcasts at NBC Sports activities, in line with Entrance Workplace Sports activities, which mentioned the deal would possibly embrace NBC’s “Immediately” present as properly.
The deal is on the “half-yard line,” a supply instructed Entrance Workplace Sports activities. The supply famous “that may nonetheless be a great distance in contract negotiations.”
Taylor, 34, is at the moment internet hosting “NBA Countdown” throughout the NBA Finals however has been at odds with ESPN over a brand new contract. Entrance Workplace Sports activities reported that Taylor is in search of $5 million or extra, whereas ESPN has provided to extend her wage to at the least $3 million.
Taylor was the goal of ESPN colleague Rachel Nichols’ feedback about her internet hosting “NBA Countdown,” according to a leaked recording of a phone conversation obtained by The New York Times. In the course of the dialog, Nichols implied Taylor acquired the place because of the community’s poor observe file with variety.