Joy Taylor Bio: Husband, Brother, Net Worth & Fox Sports 1

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Joy Taylor is an accomplished media personality currently serving as the co-host of “THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD” show on Fox Sports 1 and a play-by-play analyst for “Scouts Feed” on Prime Video. 

She also hosts her show on Fox Sports Radio called “Joy Taylor Show” Saturdays 2-4 PM ET.

Ms. Taylor received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Barry University in May 2022 and is continuously working to become the most successful national media personality.

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Joy Taylor, TV Host and Radio Personality

Did you know Joy Taylor comes from a military family and hosted her first show, “The Noise,” which started at Barry University Station while earning her degree?

Being a big fan of Joy, I have tried to compile every possible information on her, and I am sure you would not want to miss any fun fact in this article. 

Quick Facts

Name Joy Allison Taylor
Birth Day January 17, 1987
Age 37
Birthplace Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Horoscope Capricorn
Joy Taylor Alma Mater Barry University
Father’s Name Anthony Taylor
Mother’s Name Georgia Taylor
Siblings Two brothers: Jason and Noah
Height 5’6″ (1.86 m)
Weight 59 kgs (130 lbs)
Body Measurements Curvy
Marital Status Divorced
Child None
Profession Sports Journalism
Active Years 2009-Present
Position TV Show Anchor
Affiliations Fox Sports (Current), CBS Sports (Former)
Net Worth $1000,000
Salary $300,000
Husband Richard Giannotti (2016-2017)
Email [email protected]
Honorary Doctorate Degree In Humane Letters
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
Last Update June, 2024

When was Joy Taylor born? Family, Brother & Sister

Joy Allison Taylor was born to her parents, Georgia Taylor and Anthony Taylor, on January 17, 1987, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her father is African American, while her mother is Caucasian. Likewise, Joy is American by nationality, and her ethnicity is mixed.

Joy Taylor Family
Joy Taylor with his brother Jason Taylor (On the Right)

From very early on, young Joy showed signs of being a media personality as she spent most of her time interviewing and talking with her two siblings, Jason Taylor and Noah Taylor. Joy has a sister named Grace, and she is a US Army. Joy tweets about her sister on many occasions. 

Subsequently, during her college years, Taylor graduated from Barry University with a degree in broadcast communications in 2009. Besides that, she attended Crediton High School. 

In addition, during her time with the university, the Pennsylvania native acted as the host and manager of Barry University’s radio station.

Joy Taylor comes from an Athletic Family.

Joy’s older brother, Jason, is a footballer who played Defensive End and Outside linebacker in the National Football League from 1997 to 2011. The Miami Dolphins picked the athlete as a third-round 73rd pick in the 1997 NFL draft.

Similarly, Jason played for his career with the team from 1997 to 2007, 2009, and 2011. During his time there, young Jason earned a place on the Pro Bowl team six times and qualified as a First-team All-Pro thrice.

Likewise, he also got the league’s Defensive Player of the Year once and the AFC Defensive Player of the Year twice.

Jason has retired since then and has been named to the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame. Moreover, he also made the NFL 200s All-Decade Team.

Joy’s sister secured the second position in a fitness competition in 2014. Her sister Grace is also athletic. 

How old is Joy Taylor? Age, Height & Body Measurements

At the moment, Taylor is 37 years of age, which is quite young for a leading tv show anchor like her. Other hosts in her position have been on the job for decades, which goes on to show her talent.

Also, she was born under the sign of Capricorn. And from what we know, this sign is known for being attentive, creative, and competitive.

Joy Taylor Body
Joy Taylor is a successful Media Personality. 

Continuing, Joy stands 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall and weighs about 59 kgs (130 Lbs). She has a curvy figure measuring 37-chest size, 27-waist size, and 38-hips size.

Joy has a stunning pair of brown eyes and black hair styled in a bob-cut. In a way, it frames her face perfectly, making her appealing.

Joy Taylor | Career and Fox Sports1

Before coming over to Fox and finding all her fame and success, Joy’s first professional work in sports journalism started with 790 Am The Ticket.

At first, Taylor started as the executive producer but eventually ended up as the co-host for their top-rated show, Zaslow and Joy Show.

Subsequently, she got cameos on the CBS Sports website and served as the host of Fantasy Football Today and Thursday Night Live.

Then, she stumbled upon Fox as they needed a host with a strong personality and ample knowledge that could fill in and do various sports.

Joy Taylor career
Joy Taylor as a host in The Herd with Colin Cowherd

However, the Pennsylvania native’s big breakthrough in the Fox organization came when she had to replace Kristine Leahy in one of the episodes of The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

Little did people know that she would become a permanent fixture in the show. After that, having impressed the bosses at Fox Sports, Taylor was announced as the moderator for Fox Sport 1’s debate show, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.

Likewise, the show turned out to be a massive hit amongst the fan (and still does) not only because of Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, both of whom are extremely colorful characters in the sporting world, but also because of Joy’s commanding presence.

Thus, having performed exceedingly well in her previous jobs with the organization, Fox decided to hand Taylor a leading anchor role in one of their most popular shows, The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

Since then, she has seen her net worth and fame rise daily. In 2020, Joy also launched a new show on in which she will interact and debate with the audience on sports and entertainment topics.

How much does Joy Taylor make a year? Net Worth, Contract & Salary

Although her net worth seems a bit on the lower side, contrarily, she has only been working with big networks for just four years.

As of 2024, Joy has a net worth of $1000,000 accrued mainly through her television and radio industry career.

Furthermore, Taylor earned a yearly salary of $300,000 as per her contract with the Fox Sports network. To emphasize, she is the news update anchor on Fox Sport 1’s hit show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

Joy has also worked as a moderator for Fox Sport 1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed.

However, the television host has not revealed much information regarding her financial status. Things like her assets: cars, houses, and so on are unknown.

Is Joy Taylor in a relationship? Husband & Kids

Talking about her marriage, Joy was previously married to Richard Giannotti. The couple married in February 2016 at a lavish ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, Flori banks.

For those who don’t know, her first husband, Giannotti, was a baseball player for the LA Angels. He spent most of his career in the minor leagues from 2004 to 2006.

By the end of his career, Richard transitioned as a financial adviser at Global Wealth Management Sports and Entertainment.

Furthermore, the pair met during a business meeting as Richard was a financial advisor for Global Wealth Management Sports and Entertainment. However, their marriage only lasted a year as the two officially split up in 2017.

Was Joy Taylor engaged to Earl Watson?

After that, reports surfaced that Taylor and former NBA point guard Earl Watson were in a serious relationship. In fact, the couple even got engaged in September 2018, and Watson proposed to Taylor with a beautiful engagement ring.

But, just like before, the two lovers called off the engagement in November 2019 due to unspecified reasons. They even bought $2.75 million worth of the house in Encino, California, around early 2019.

Joy Taylor and Earl Watson
Joy Taylor and Earl Watson

Similarly, Earl played in the NBA for thirteen years between 2001 and 2014, including the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers. Additionally, Watson was a coach post-retirement for the Austin Spurs and Pheonix Suns.

Nonetheless, judging by her beauty and personality of Taylor, we are extremely confident that she won’t have a problem finding her next lover.

What happened to Joy Taylor? Domestic Violence

They say it is more difficult to fall in love again after a painful breakup. Simply put, Joy went through a difficult relationship which resulted in a painful breakup.

In an episode of Undisputed, the FS1 sports revealed how she was victimized by her former partner. Allegedly her ex used to attack, choke, and suffocate her, and once on occasion, even threw Joy down the stairs. 

Taylor was also kicked in the chest and dragged out of the car multiple times. Similarly, Taylor revealed this disheartening story in September 2017; at that time whole nation was talking about domestic violence.

Exactly then, TMZ also revealed a video of Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice punching his then-fiance, Janay Palmer, in the face. This incident and the rise of discussion on this topic led to the NFL star’s suspension indefinitely.

You can watch the video right here!

Joy has not revealed the name of her abuser to this date. Hence, we believe he must be someone from her former relationship before she gained celebrity status.

Social Media Presence

Being a famous television host and personality, Joy Taylor is also active on social media. Joy posts quite often on her social media and promotes news on them.

Currently, she has over 560k followers on Instagram and 400k on Twitter. Likewise, she also has a YouTube account with over 25k subscribers.

Unlike her professional work, Taylor includes vlogs and heart-to-heart talks about various topics. You can go and watch some of her videos right here on the links below.

Some FAQs:

Where is Joy Taylor today?

Joy Taylor is the news update anchor on Fox Sports 1’s show “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.”

What happened to Earl Watson and Joy Taylor?

Joy Taylor, former NBA star, and Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson engaged in 2018. However, the pair split in November 2019.

Why did Joy Taylor leave undisputed?

Joy Taylor left “Skip and Shannon: Undisputed,” the morning debate show to serve as the news anchor for the show “The Herd With Colin Cowherd.” Later, Jenny Taft replaced her as the moderator on Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe’s version of ESPN’s “First Take.”

Where did Joy Taylor go to college?

Joy Taylor attended Barry University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications in 2009.

Who is Joy Taylor hosting The Herd with?

Taylor is hosting The Herd with Colin Cowherd. Previously, she hosted a radio show named The Joy Taylor show on Fox Sports Radio.

What is the name of the Joy Taylor podcast channel?

Joy Taylor’s podcast channel is “Maybe I’m Crazy.” There she discusses all the biggest stories from the NFL, NBA, and everything in between.

Many professional players and celebrities like Terrell Owens, Damson Idris, Aqib Talib, Colin Cowherd, Tom Brady, LaVar Ball, Will Blackmon, etc., have appeared on the podcast.

Are Joy Taylor and Jason Taylor related?

Yes, Joy Taylor and Jason Taylor are siblings. For those who don’t know, Jason Taylor is a former professional football defensive end and outside linebacker.

What did Joy Taylor tweet about Joe Burrow?

The host tweeted, “Congrats to Joe Burrow! I’m sort of a Bengals fan now.”

Do Joy Taylor and Molly Qerim work together?

Molly Qerim is the host of ESPN’s First Take, and Joy Taylor is the host of Undisputed on Fox Sports 1.

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