ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor interviews Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils following the sport towards the North Carolina Tar Heels at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 3, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina.
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ESPN introduced on Wednesday that Maria Taylor will go away the community, a choice that comes after her colleague Rachel Nichols urged Taylor acquired the job due to her race.
ESPN stated in a press release Wednesday that Taylor’s final project was the NBA Finals telecast on Tuesday and her contract is now over. ESPN stated the 2 sides couldn’t agree on a brand new contract.
“Maria’s exceptional success speaks on to her talents and work ethic. There isn’t any doubt we’ll miss Maria, however we stay decided to proceed to construct a deep and expert expertise roster that totally displays the athletes we cowl and the followers we serve,” stated Jimmy Pitaro, the chairman of ESPN. “Whereas she selected to pursue a brand new alternative, we’re happy with the work we have completed collectively.”
Taylor, 34, seemingly landed a brand new job at NBC, in response to the New York Publish, and he or she is anticipated to a part of the community’s Olympics protection that begins on Friday.
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