Maria Taylor Named New Host Of NBC’s ‘Football Night In America’

NBC Sports said on Thursday that maria taylor will be the new host of NBC’s weekly studio show that leads the network ,

Taylor, who joined NBC from ESPN less than a year ago, was the co-host of the Sunday primetime program with Mike Tirico, who is joining whose Booth with Chris Collinsworth in this upcoming season. He replaces Al Michaels, who dropped out after the end of this past season and is heading to Amazon to call up its nascent slate of NFL games Thursday nights.

in addition to the following Destroy Role, Taylor is executive producing an eight-part documentary series on the history of the black quarterback in the NFL. It will eventually flow to Peacock.

Since joining NBC, Taylor has had roles including hosting the Tokyo and Beijing Olympics and the Super Bowl LVI pregame show.

“Maria is the perfect choice to carry on the legacy of anchoring the most-watched studio shows in sport.” NBC Sports Executive producer Sam Flood announced his promotion.

NBC Sunday Night Football TV’s most-watched show is being aired for 11 consecutive years.