Who is Joy Taylor?
Joy Taylor is an internationally recognized media personality who has worked in various television roles, radio, podcasts, play-by-play, event coverage, moderating, and hosting duties. She works as a co-host on Fox Sports 1’s Speak alongside LeSean McCoy and Emmanuel Acho.
She hosted The Joy Taylor Show on Saturdays on Fox Sports Radio and served as the news update anchor for Colin Cowherd’s Fox Sports 1 program The Herd.
Taylor previously moderated the studio program “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed” on Fox Sports 1, which was hosted by Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe.
She also established the Joy Taylor Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goals include helping victims of domestic violence survivors while also advancing youth empowerment and education in the cities of Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh, and New York.
Joy Taylor is a Native of Pennsylvania
Taylor is 36 years old as of 2023. She was born on January 17, 1987, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Joy Taylor Attended Barry University
Taylor enrolled at Barry University and received a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast in 2009. She managed WBRY Radio’s station and hosted her own radio program, “The Noise,” while she was still a student there.
She launched a scholarship program for Barry University undergraduates majoring in communication areas of study to help the upcoming generation of journalists and broadcasters. Taylor said at the time that promoting the inclusion of diverse people in the industry is one of her personal goals.
Joy Taylor’s Brother is a Former NFL player
Taylor’s brother, Jason Taylor is a former NFL defensive. He played in 15 seasons of National Football League competition, and in 2017 he was presented with an induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Jason made the decision to retire in his final game of the 2011 season on December 28, 2011. He played in his farewell game on January 1, 2012.
Joy Taylor and Earl Watson’s Relationship
Joy started dating retired NBA point player and coach Earl Watson in 2017 but she kept their relationship private at first. She announced her engagement to former NBA player and coach Earl Watson in 2018.
The couple allegedly purchased a $2.75 million property in Encino, California. However, the couple called off their wedding in 2019 and divorced for reasons unknown to us.
What Happened Between Joy and Her Now Ex-Husband, Richard Giannotti
Taylor married Richard Giannotti, in 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida but the marriage lasted only for one year. Little is known about their marriage, and the specific cause of their divorce is unknown.
They met in 2014 at the time Richard was working as a financial advisor. On the other hand, various reports claim that the ex-lovers met at a baseball game in which Richard was playing for the Miami Hurricane.
Regardless of what happened, they began dating not long after their engagement in 2015. Joy’s marriage did not go as well as she had hoped.
She had a happy married life for only a few months before their relationship collapsed. Taylor and her then-husband Giannotti divorced a year after their wedding in 2017 and their divorce was finalized months later.
Taylor and Giannotti’s relationship reportedly ended owing to irreconcilable issues. Although several media outlets claim that the former couple split owing to personal problems, the ex-spouses have remained silent and haven’t stated anything about their divorce.
Joy Taylor’s Net Worth
Taylor has a net worth of $1 million. Her main source of income is her job as a television and radio host. The Pennsylvania native has worked in mainstream media for many years and her wages have been increasing significantly.