Taylor Rooks is an American sports journalist and Broadcaster who currently appears in SportsNet New York. She has appeared on BTN Live, BTN Football Pregame, and Women’s Sports Report. For the 2016-2017 football season, she was a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network. Taylor also has an on-air presence for major events such as the Big Ten Football Championship.
Taylor Rooks Early Life, Education
Taylor was born on May 22, 1992, in St. Louis, Missouri to Thomas Rooks, top rushing leader for the Illinois Fighting Illini. She holds an American nationality and Afro-American ethnicity.
She attended Peachtree Ridge High School and graduated in 2010. She then enrolled in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in broadcast journalism. While in college, she covered and broke national football/basketball recruiting stories while she was working with Scout.com.
Journalism Career & TV Works
Taylor appeared on CBS Sports Network reporting on the WBB Pre-NIT Championship at 19 years old, and also interned the PGA TOUR, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Fox Sports throughout college. She helped and expanded women’s interest in broadcasting as she received numerous scholarships in her time in Champaign.
Taylor's professional career took off from August 2012 when she worked with the Scout.com where she covered Illinois Football and basketball. Taylor made national news with her stories and knowledge. Taylor broke multiple stories regarding Cliff Alexander, Jalen Brunson, Aaron Jordan, Quentin Snider, Charles Matthews, and Jayson Tatum.
In August 2014, Taylor Rooks became an on-air host reporter and correspondent to the Big Ten Network. She appeared nightly on the popular sports television show, BTN Live, alongside Dave Revsine, Mike Hall, Rick Pizzo, and analysts such as Jim Jackson, Chuck Long, and Glen Mason.
Taylor frequently travels for television shows and reports on Big Ten Games throughout the season. She also hosts Women’s Sports Report, alongside Lisa Byington, covering all women’s sports in the Big Ten. Rooks became the newest host, reporter, and anchor for SportsNet New York in August 2016.
Taylor was also a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network for the 2016-17 college football seasons. She can also be found on SYN and CBS.
Love Affairs & Boyfriends
Taylor is currently in a relationship with an American actor Jessie Williams. The couple started dating in early 2018 and are going strong. However, Taylor and boyfriend Williams have not shown any signs of getting married.
Besides this, there is no information regarding her past affairs, marriage, and children.
Taylor stands 5 feet 10 inches tall in height, weighs 59 kg, and has dark hair. Taylor also modeled briefly.
Net Worth & Salary
Taylor Rooks is a rising TV star. Her salary and net worth are under review. However, the average salary of a broadcaster is around $71,375.
We can assume that Taylor earns around six digits. She can be found active on Instagram with over 121k followers, and on Twitter with over 65.9k fan following.
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