Taylor Rooks is a young American journalist and sportscaster. Taylor Rooks is famous for working as a host, reporter, and correspondent at SportsNet New York, Big Ten Network, BTN Live, BTN Football Pregame, and Women’s Sports Report among others.
Table of Biography
Early life and Education
Taylor Rooks was born on May 22, 1992, and she is currently 28 years old. She hails from St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., and her zodiac sign is Gemini. Likewise, her full name is Taylor Lynn Rooks. Regarding her educational journey, Taylor attended Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Georgia. She graduated from this institution in the year 2012 as a Lion.
Later on, Taylor attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There, Taylor majored in broadcast journalism. Furthermore, this is the same university where her parents attended.
Talking about her family, Taylor comes from a family of athletes. Her parents are father Thomas Rooks. Thomas is the top rushing leader for the Illinois Fighting Illini. Similarly, her uncle is Lou Brock, who is a St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer. Likewise, her other uncle is Marv Woodson, a former “Pittsburgh Steelers” and “New Orleans Saints” NFL player.
Career and Professional Life
Taylor Rooks is a popular sports journalist and broadcaster. Taylor appears on Bleacher Report and Turner Sports at present. Before joining the Turner networks, Taylor worked as a host, reporter, and correspondent at SportsNet New York.
Even before this, Taylor worked for the Big Ten Network. She also appeared on BTN Live, BTN Football Pregame, and Women’s Sports Report. Furthermore, Taylor was a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network for the 2016-2017 football season.
Prior to SNY, CBS, and BTN, Taylor Rooks was also a football and basketball recruiting reporter for scout.com. The young reporter has an on-air presence for major events including the Big Ten Football Championship. Similarly, during her time at the university, Taylor Rooks covered and broke national football/basketball recruiting stories while working with Scout.com.
Young Taylor also appeared on CBS Sports Network reporting on the WBB Pre-NIT Championship at the young age of 19 years old. She also interned with the PGA Tour, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, and Fox Sports/Scout.com throughout her college years.
Additionally, Taylor received numerous scholarships in her time in Champaign. During this time, Tylor also helped expand women’s interest in broadcasting. Briefly, Taylor Rooks worked as a model but turned her focus to sports journalism later on.
From August 2012 to May 2014, Taylor Rooks worked with scout.com covering Illinois football and basketball. She also made it to national news with her stories and perspective on the game. Her news specifically focused on gamer’s recruitment. The journalist also broke multiple stories regarding Cliff Alexander, Jalen Brunson, Quentin Snider, Aaron Jordan, Charles Matthews, and Jayson Tatum.
Then in August 2014, Taylor became an on-air host, reporter, and correspondent for the Big Ten Network. Back then, she was only two months out of college. Then, Taylor appeared nightly on the popular sports television show, BTN Live. For this, she worked alongside Dave Revsine, Mike Hall, and Rick Pizzo. Taylor also worked with analysts like Jim Jackson, Chuck Long, and Glen Mason.
One of Taylor’s roles is to interact with fans and bring their social media topics onto the screen. The young journalist regularly reports on Big Ten Games throughout the season. She also travels frequently for TV shows. Furthermore, Taylor hosts the Women’s Sports Report, working alongside Lisa Byington. They work together to cover all women’s sports in the Big Ten.
Similarly, in August 2016, Taylor Rooks became the newest host, reporter, and anchor for SportsNet New York. The journalist was also a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network for the 2016-2017 college football season. At present, Taylor is also the host of Take It There With Taylor Rooks and also works for Bleacher Report and Turner Sports among others.
Taylor Rooks is most likely single and more focused on her career at present. Or the journalist might be in a romantic relationship but likes to keep it a secret from the public for now.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Taylor Rooks stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches and her weight is around 59 kgs. Similarly, Taylor has a chest-waist-hip measure of approximately 35-24-35 inches respectively. Further, Taylor has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Talking about her social media presence, Taylor Rooks joined Twitter in March 2013 and so far has over 181.3K followers on her @TaylorRooks. Similarly, she is available on Instagram under the username @taylorrooks. While writing this biography, Taylor has shared exactly 957 posts and earned over 374k followers.