It is said that every journalist has a distinguishing factor and we have come to believe that Taylors Rook’s uniqueness is delineated by her nonstop interaction with her fans in addition to her style of reporting which is best described as pretty personal and up close. The reporter is one sports journalist cum broadcaster who has garnered quite a healthy fan following which is slowly fanning the embers of her rising fame.
The African-American sports broadcaster is currently with Bleacher Report and Turner Sports. She had her time as a reporter, host, and correspondent with SportsNet New York before pitching her tent with Turner Networks. Taylor Rooks was also on the payroll of Big Ten Network and made appearances on BTN Football Pregame, BTN Live, as well as Women’s Sports Report. During the 2016-2017 football seasons, she functioned as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network. Her early days in sports reporting were spent as a basketball and football recruiting reporter for scout.com.
Who is Taylor Rooks and How Old is She?
Taylor Rooks is currently a resident of New York but she was born in St Louis, Missouri, on the 22nd of May 1992. Coming from a long line of notable sportsmen, it does not come as a surprise that she decided to follow a career in sports reporting. Her dad Thomas Rooks was the top rushing leader for the club Illinois Fighting Illini. One of her uncles Lou Brock is St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer and ex-New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers Marv Woodson is equally her uncle. It is not known whether she is an only child or not but her mum has been identified as Stephanie Rooks.
The African-American sportscaster accomplished her high school education in Suwanee, Georgia, precisely at Peachtree Ridge High School, graduating as a Lion in 2010. Both her parents were alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where Taylor also attended, majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Her time at the university saw her taking coverage of national football/basketball recruiting stories for Scout.com. The emerging journalist made national news with her remarkable storytelling prowess at the time. From then onwards, she has been noted for breaking several stories about some popular celebrities including Quentin Snider, Cliff Alexander, Aaron Jordan, Jalen Brunson, Charles Matthew, and Jayson Tatum. When she was 19, Taylor Rooks made an appearance on CBS Sports Network, taking coverage of the WBB Pre-NIT Championship. Her stint on BTN Live was spent working alongside remarkable media personalities like Mike Hall, Dave Revsine and Rick Pizzo.
Taylor also had the good fortune to work with analysts like Glen Mason, Jim Jackson, and Chuck Long. The sportscaster embarked on frequent travels for TV shows, regularly reporting Big Ten Games all through the seasons. She teamed up with Lisa Byington to co-anchor the women sports and took coverage of every one of such in the Big Ten. She interned with Fox Sports/Scout.com and also the PGA Tour, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, throughout her years in college. Her time in the campaign brought many scholarships her way and she aided in the expansion of women’s interest in broadcasting. Before joining the league of newsmen, she tried her hands at modelling but obviously, she did not take to the profession and had to quit after a short time.
Is She Married Or Does She Have a Boyfriend?
According to the grapevine, Taylor Rooks is currently having a romantic relationship with actor Jesse Williams. Though their alliance is still very much new, rumours have said that they are already officially engaged but have decided to keep it secret and confidential. As they are not willing to reveal the details of their engagement to the public, the date they actually got engaged remains a mystery and no one knows their plans for the future – whether they are set to tie the matrimonial knot in the nearest future or not. The duo has never shared a single photo depicting their togetherness on social media, quite unlike other couples.
The popular journalist’s build is best described as slim, standing at a height of 5 feet 7 inches which is above average with a matching body weight of 59 kg. Typical of an African-American, she comes with black hair with eyes that are brown in colour. The details of her other body statistics have never made it out to the public.