Maria Taylor Breaks Silence Amid Rachel Nichols Drama

New York, NY - February 6, 2019: Maria Taylor attends IMG and Harlem Fashion Row Host Next Of Kin: An Evening Honoring Ruth Carter at Spring Studios


Maria Taylor is breaking her silence.

The ESPN reporter has been silent amid the ongoing drama surrounding colleague Rachel Nichols and disparaging comments that were made behind the scenes, but she has now posted a message on social media showing an upbeat attitude.

Taylor posted some photos from her time on the job with the Worldwide Leader, along with a positive message.

“During the dark times I always remember that I am in this position to open doors and light the path that others walk down. I’ve taken some punches but that just means I’m still in the fight. Remember to lift as you climb and always KEEP RISING,” Taylor wrote.

Nichols previously apologized for her comments.

“The first thing they teach you in journalism school is ‘Don’t be the story,’ and I don’t plan to break that rule today or distract from the (NBA) Finals,” Nichols said. “But I also don’t want to let this moment pass without saying how much I respect, how much I value our colleagues here at ESPN, [and] how deeply, deeply sorry I am for disappointing those I hurt, particularly Maria Taylor, and for how grateful I am to be part of this outstanding team.”

Nichols has been pulled from the NBA Finals sideline reporter gig and replaced by Malika Andrews.

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