“Andy Dufresne, who crawled via a river of s–t and got here out clear on the opposite aspect.”
Maria Taylor is now on the opposite aspect of her broadcasting profession after her exit from ESPN turned official on Wednesday.
After weeks of drama, Taylor and ESPN introduced a break up on Wednesday after a contract extension couldn’t be agreed on. The 34-year-old departed ESPN after leaked non-public feedback by NBA host Rachel Nichols saying her employer let Taylor host the NBA Finals to rectify the community’s “crappy longtime document on range,” The feedback have been first reported by The New York Occasions.
Fellow ex-ESPN worker Jemele Hill tweeted a scene from “The Shawshank Redemption” – one the place Ellis “Pink” Redding is free of jail – whereas congratulating Taylor on her exit from the corporate.
“Congrats Maria Taylor. See you on the opposite aspect,” Hill wrote.
Taylor is taking her skills to NBC, based on The Put up’s Andrew Marchand. The Alpharetta, Georgia native is anticipated to take part in Olympic protection beginning as early as this Friday. Her future on the community might contain finally internet hosting “Soccer Evening in America” and being part of Notre Dame broadcasts.
Taylor’s ultimate project with ESPN was Tuesday evening when she hosted “NBA Countdown” for Sport 6 of the NBA Finals between the Suns and Bucks.
“So grateful to [ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro] and all of my nice teammates and mates on the SEC Community, School GameDay, Ladies’s and Males’s faculty basketball, and the NBA Countdown household — the individuals who believed in me, inspired me, pushed me, and lifted me up,” Taylor mentioned, through ESPN Press Room. “Phrases are insufficient to specific my boundless appreciation, and I hope to make them proud.”
Added Pitaro: “[Taylor’s] outstanding success speaks on to her talents and work ethic. There isn’t a doubt we’ll miss [Taylor], however we stay decided to proceed to construct a deep and expert expertise roster that completely displays the athletes we cowl and the followers we serve. Whereas she selected to pursue a brand new alternative, we’re happy with the work we’ve completed collectively.”
Hill parted means with ESPN on Sept. 14, 2018, receiving a big buyout for her departure. On the time, Hill mentioned the connection “had actually run its course” after she had made controversial feedback about President Trump.
“I’ve been via tough swings in my profession,” Hill mentioned. “It was about the truth that I can’t decide to one thing that I do know isn’t proper for me, that I do know isn’t going to carry out the very best in me and that I do know goes to be form of a waste of time.”