Inside Joy Taylor's Life: A Look At Her Career, Relationships, and Family
- Date of Birth January 17, 1987-01-17
- Nationality American
- Birth Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
- Birth Name Joy Allison Taylo
- Profession Radio Personality
- Relationship Status Engaged
- Ex-Husband Richard Giannotti (m. 2016–2017)
- Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
- Net Worth Not Disclosed
- Ethnicity/Race African-American
- Father Anthony Taylor
- Mother Georgia Taylor
- Siblings Six
- College Barry University
- Height/ How Tall? 1.57 m
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Black
- Lesbian No
- Children/Kids Not Yet
American radio personality Joy Taylor went through a short-lived marriage and didn't need the time to recover as her new husband-to-be held her hands and put the ring on their relationship.
Joy Taylor is widely known as the television host for Fox Sports 1 and the news update anchor for The Herd with Colin Cowherd. In addition, she hosts her podcast, Maybe I'm Crazy, which is quite popular as well.
Joy Taylor was previously the moderator for Fox Sports 1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed alongside commentators Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless.
Joy Taylor’s Bio: Age & Anchoring Career
Born on January 17, 1987, Joy Allison Taylor is of African-American ethnicity. She was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
So, for those asking, "How old is Joy Taylor?" She is 34 years old as of 2021.
Taylor graduated from Barry University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Communications. The famed anchor was the host of The Noise and the manager for Barry University’s radio station WBRY 1640 AM while she was pursuing her degree.
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Joy started her career working three years at 790 AM The Ticket in Miami. She served as the executive producer and eventually became the co-host for the station’s top-rated morning-drive sports radio show, Zaslow and Joy Show.
She also hosted the Thursday Night Live and Fantasy Football Today on CBS Sports.
In March 2016, Joy joined FOX Sports as she played pinch hitter in many different FS1 roles, filling in for Kristine Leahy on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
It was announced in August 2016 that Joy would be the moderator for the sports debate show on Fox Sports 1, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, alongside commentators Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless.
She also hosted The Hang on Facebook Life and her podcast Maybe I’m Crazy. And in June 2018, Fox announced that Joy would be moving from Undisputed to The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
Joy’s Love For Her Family
Joy has not backed down from expressing the immense love she has for her family and parents. Even when talking about her successful career, she always expressed her gratitude for her family's contributions and support, especially her mother's.
She has four sisters and two brothers. One of her brothers, Jason Taylor, is a known NFL player. All of her siblings equally support Joy through her work and hectic schedule. And Joy doesn’t hold back when it comes to showing gratitude for her amazingly supportive family.
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During a talk about what family meant to her, Joy openly confessed that family meant everything to her, as she’s been through some good and bad times with them.
Along with her family, Joy also had a partner to see her through tough times. Although fans have long been posing, "Is Joy Taylor gay?" and "Is Joy Taylor lesbian?" her relationships of the past confirm that she is and has been as straight as they come.
Joy Taylor Got Engaged, Again
Joy had previously been married to ex-husband Richard Giannotti in February 2016 but consequently parted ways later that year due to some unrevealed reasons. Joy hasn’t yet opened up about when they split, nor has her ex-husband.
But Joy didn’t get to wallow in loneliness as she started dating former NBA coach, Earl Watson and it wasn’t long before Earl got down on one knee as he presented the ring on September 16, 2018.
Engaged & Happy: Joy posts a picture with her husband-to-be as she shows off her engagement ring on Instagram on September 16, 2018 (Photo: Joy Taylor’s Instagram)
After confirming the sweet news of getting engaged, Joy and Earl got a lot of good wishes and a special message from Joy’s co-star, Shannon Sharpe, as she penned on Instagram, ‘Happy for you lil sis.’
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Joy Flaunts Her Hot Physique In Bikini
On National Bikini Day, Joy flattered many people with her alluring body in a bikini alongside her girlfriends as they wore SA Company hats.
Joy shared the photo on Twitter with the caption, ‘It’s #NationalBikiniDay #Bikinis go perfectly with our @OfficialSATeams hats!’
Hotties In Line: Joy posts a picture on bikini alongside her girlfriends on Twitter on July 5, 2017 (Photo: Joy Taylor’s Twitter)
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Joy clicked the picture in her bikini at Resorts World Bimini in North Bimini, The Bahamas— a retreat she had to take to break her routine, away from all the work stress.
Alongside Kelly Blanco, host of NBC 6, Joy posed with Danielle Walker and Sarai JeonLinMikal as they each held a can of soft alcohol.
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It would have been a second marriage for Earl too, as he was previously married to Jennifer Freeman, sharing a daughter named Isabella Amora Watson.
However, fans waiting for Taylor to walk down the aisle for a second time were let down as the couple parted ways sometime in November 2019.
The news took many by surprise because the couple had purchased a home in Encino, California, for $2.75 million earlier that same year.