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Maria Taylor Named as NBC’s New Host of ‘Football Night in America’

Maria Taylor has officially been named Mike Tirico’s replacement to host Football Night in America on NBC.

The former ESPN anchor joined NBC last summer after Taylor and her previous network couldn’t reach an agreement on a contract. Taylor was then introduced as a co-host of Football Night in America with Tirico, Tony Dungy and Drew Brees. Typically, she would host the show when Tirico was working as the play-by-play announcer for Sunday Night Football.

Now that Tirico is the full-time play-by-play announcer on Sunday nights following Al Michaels’s move to Amazon Prime, Taylor earned the promotion.