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We all enjoy good reviews about sports, especially those where the host can give honest and to-the-point opinions with a touch of humor that can lighten up the mood.
Joy Taylor’s name always comes to mind whenever we talk about a good sports show host. She is the one that shatters the concept that only men can understand sports. Her impeccable hosting skills, good sense of humor, and judgment skills make her stand out in the community of TV hosts.
All the people working with her always find her hardworking with a remarkable work ethic. In short, she is among the few people who know the secret to success.
Now without any further due, let us take a look closer look at the life of this diva and find out her secret of success.
Joy Allison Taylor opened her eyes in the home of Georgia Taylor and Anthony Taylor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 17, 1987. She was the youngest child among her siblings and was adored by every family member.
Early Childhood And Family
Joy Taylor’s father Anthony Taylor is Afro-American and her mother, Georgia Taylor, belonged to white ethnicity; therefore, she has mixed ethnicity.
According to Joy, her family has a military background. Her father, Anthony Taylor, and many of her cousins served in America’s Military.
During her early childhood, she showed a keen interest in football as her elder brothers enjoyed a brilliant football career, and everyone in her family was expecting her to choose football as a career.
Instead, she surprised everyone by choosing to pursue a degree in broadcast communications after finishing high school. During her childhood, she showed signs of being a media personality by asking questions like professionals from her elder brothers Jason Taylor and Noah Taylor.
Joy Taylor’s brother Jason Taylor is a pretty successful NFL player. Jason played for NFL defensive end and outside linebacker from 1997 to 2011.
Miami Dolphins selected Jason, the athlete, as the 73rd pick in the third round of the 1997 NFL draft. Since then, Jason has been considered an active and vital member of the team from 1997 to 2007. In 2008 he decided to take a one-year break from his career and then returned back into game in 2009 and played until 2011.
During his active years in football, he was named to the Pro Bowl six times and was named a First-Team All-Pro three times.
In addition to this, he was named league Defensive Player of the Year once and AFC Defensive Player of the Year twice.
In 2014, Joy congratulated her sister on Twitter, who got 2nd in her first fitness competition. Although she did not mention her name, she mentioned that she is in the Air Force. She wrote.
My sister rocks. Air Force babe and just got 2nd in her first fitness competition.Source
After completing her high school education, Joy chose Barry University to earn a degree in broadcast communications.
During her time at Barry University, she also served as the host and manager of the university’s radio station.
All the Americans who are interested in sports are familiar with the face of Joy because, till now, she has stood in the line of top anchors of the Fox Sports network.
Joy has amassed a net worth of $1 million, primarily from her career in television and radio. As compared to other celebrities her net worth seems to be low but she has only been working with major networks for four years.
Joy’s financial situation, however, has not been disclosed to the public. Moreover, there is no information about cars or houses she owns.
Beauty with brains is the proverb that ideally fits on Joy Taylor.
In addition to being 5 ft 6 inches (168 cm) tall, Joy weighs about 59 kgs. This curvy woman has measurements of 37-chest, 27-waist, and 38-hips.
Her perfectly tan skin, deep brown eyes, and black hair are just the features that further enhance her beauty, making her perfect and gorgeous.
During her days in college, she started her career as the host and manager of the university’s radio station named “WBRY 1640 AM.”
After completing her education, she started her professional life after joining a Miami radio station, where she worked on the show 790 AM The Ticket.
She worked as an executive producer at the start but finally became a co-host for their most-watched show, “Zaslow and Joy Show.”
She later joined the CBS Sports website, where she hosted Fantasy Football Today and Thursday Night Live.
One day she came across Fox and learned that Fox News was looking for a host with extensive sports knowledge. She instantly seized the opportunity and got selected by Fox management.
Joy Taylor’s big break in her career came when she replaced famous host Kristine Leahy in one of the episodes of “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.” Fans of the show appreciated her appearance, and she eventually became the co-host of the show.
Due to her charming personality and good speaking skills, the show ranked as one of the biggest sports simulcasts in the country. After she joined the show, the ratings of the show rose 58% in August year to year which was considered a huge success for Joy Taylor.
Currently, The Herd with Colin Cowherd” airs on 330 radio stations.
Joy’s phenomenal performance impressed the Fox executives, and they made her moderator for Fox Sport 1’s debate show, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.
But she wanted more. In one of her interviews, she said that once she told the Fox executives that she wanted to be an “opinionist,” not just a moderator or anchor.
And Fox management gave her a chance to be herself in her very own show, “The Joy Taylor Show.” This show was launched in September. Having her own show was just like a dream comes true for Joy Taylor. She expressed her joy by saying,
That’s always been my goal: To be in that role. Everyone I’ve worked with at Fox has known that” she said. “I’ve felt really blessed to be able to work with the talents I’ve been able to work with. And have them believe in me, and advocate for me the way that they have, and give me the space to grow as a talent, especially in live network TV.
Relationship with First Husband Richard Giannotti
Richard Giannotti Biography
Richard Giannotti is a respected former American baseball player who enjoyed his career from 2004 to 2014. Currently, he serves as the substantial president at Global Wealth Management. Besides this, Richard is an excellent writer and a vital content contributor at a finance magazine called “Kiplinger.”
Joy Taylor and Richard Giannotti Frist Meeting
Joy Taylor and Richard Giannotti met for the first time at a baseball match in which he played for Miami Hurricane, and she was on an official tour. They were introduced by a mutual friend following the game. Both enjoyed each other’s company and finally fell in love. The duo began a romantic journey together and tried their best to keep their relationship away from the prying eyes of the media.
They realized they were meant for each other after spending almost a year together and decided to spend the rest of their lives together.
The couple announced their engagement on media outlets in 2015 after Joy popped the question, but Richard, who wanted this relationship to last forever as much as Joy, instantly said YES.
Richard And Joy’s Wedding
After one year of being engaged, Richard and Joy decided to exchange their vows. Their friends and family watched as the couple committed their love to one another.
For their big event, the duo chose Biltmore Luxury Hotel, which was situated in Miami.
They both were equally excited for their new journey, and just a month before their wedding, Richard joyously shared their romantic photo on Instagram with a caption that said,
Joy and Richard Taylor decided to have their big day on February 13, 2016, one day before Valentine’s Day, the day when people all around the globe celebrate love. Joy and Richard Taylor’s big day was nothing short of a fairytale. Richard wore a grey suit, and Joy Taylor wore a large off-white princess gown. The duo memorialized their big day by slicing a fancy five-story white cake as perfect as their wedding.
Shortly after their marriage, Richard shared the pictures of their big day with fans by uploading the images of their big day on Instagram and added a sweet caption that said,
A day @JoyTaylorTalks
The fans from around the globe took to social media to congratulate the newlyweds and wish them the best of luck on the road ahead.
Richard’s popularity further increased after marrying Joy Taylor, the famous personality. The couple made headlines and became the talk of the town.
Richard And Joy’s Divorce
Shortly after their marriage, different conflicts and issues came in their way to ruin their happily ever after. Sadly, the couple gave up on each other and decided to part ways. The couple filed in court for divorce in 2017 after living barely one year together. Their marriage life became the classic example of short-gun marriage.
However, the duo respected each other’s privacy and decided not to close the reasons for their divorce in public. But soon, several rumors regarding their divorce started circulating in public.
Some started blaming poor Joy Taylor for being unfaithful to her husband Richard, and others blamed Richard for breaking the marriage. Yet, none of them came forward to clarify the rumors and these rumors eventually died a natural death.
Joy Taylor’s Relationship With Earl Watson
After taking divorced from her first husband, Richard, TV personality Joy decided to give love a second chance.
Shortly after her divorce, Joy met the former NBA head coach, Earl Watson, in 2017. The couple instantly connected and started dating.
The duo was madly in love, and soon, Earl Watson knelled and proposed to Fox TV anchor Joy. Joy said Yes, and the two announced their engagement in 2018.
The couple started planning their life together, and they even bought a house together. But sadly, due to some unknown reason, they broke off and called off their engagement in 2019.
Now Joy Taylor is currently focusing on her career and exploring single life’s blessings. To date, she is not romantically involved with anyone.
This is highly unusual for a woman like Joy Taylor to be inactive on social media. After conquering TV, the Pennsylvania native is now on her way to conquer social media, and I must say, she is doing quite well. The star has gained more than 541k followers on her Instagram account to date, and she is still growing.
Her Instagram is filled with photos that show bits of her personal and private life. Her Instagram goes under the name of @joytaylortalks, and her bio says,
Co-Host of @theherd on @FS1 💜 The Joy Taylor Show SAT 2-4 PM ET @foxsportsradio 💗 Scouts Feed for @nflonprime ♥️ Hot Seat on YouTube 🖤@joytfoundation.
In addition to this TV, the host is quite active on Facebook, and to date, she has gained thousands of followers on Facebook. Her Facebook is under the user name @Joy Taylor.
She has a YouTube channel under the name of @Joy Taylor where she runs a podcast under the name of “Hot Seat with Joy Taylor.”
In addition to this, She loves to write blogs about different topics and owns a website named JoyTaylorTalks.com. where she blogs on different topics related to entertainment, sports, and lifestyle-related topics, but this site is currently unavailable.