Taylor-Rooks
Taylor Rooks | Biography

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  • Full Name Taylor Rooks
  • Occupation Sports Broadcaster
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Missouri, USA
  • Birth Date May 22, 1992
  • Age 29 Years, 6 Months
Sports Broadcaster at SportsNet New York

Taylor Rooks | Biography

Taylor Rooks' boyfriend Jesse Williams was previously married to Aryn Drake-Lee in 2012

Taylor also works with the sports website Bleacher Report. For the website, Taylor interviews several big names in sports like Kevin Durant, Jonathan Isaac, Jamel Morant, and many more. 


Taylor Rooks is a well-known sports broadcaster currently working for the sports network SportsNet New York.

Who is Taylor Rooks?

Taylor Rooks is a famous African-American sportscaster, reporter, host, and broadcaster. She currently appears on several sports channels like Bleacher Report, Turner Sports, and SportsNet New York. She previously worked as a correspondent at the Big Ten Network.

Taylor started her career in Journalism with the web channel scout.com in August 2012. She worked there for around two years and quit in May 2014. At scout.com, she covered football and basketball games in Illinois and made several news articles on players Jalen Brunson, Aaron Jordan, Charles Matthews, Cliff Alexander, among many others.

In August 2014, she joined the Big Ten Network and hosted several sports shows like Women's Sports Report and BTN Live. She quit the network in 2016 and joined SportsNet New York the same year in August. 

In addition, Taylor also works with the sports website Bleacher Report. For the website, Taylor interviews several big names in sports like Kevin Durant, Jonathan Isaac, Jamel Morant, and many more. 

On 30 September 2021, Taylor posted a clip of her recent interview with the basketball player Jamel Morant on her Instagram handle @taylorrooks.

How old is Taylor Rooks?

Taylor Rooks was born on 22 May 1992, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Thomas Rooks and Stephanie Rooks, as their eldest child. Sports had a major influence on Rooks' life, as her father Thomas was a legend of the American football team Illinois Fighting Illini.

She graduated high school in 2010 from Peachtree Ridge High School in Georgia. She then attended the University of Illinois for a Bachelor's level education. While still in university, at the age of 19, Taylor interned for NBC Sports Chicago and Fox Sports. She graduated from the University in May 2014 with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Who is Taylor Rooks' husband?

As of October 2021, Taylor is not married. But, she is in a relationship with actor Jesse Williams for a long time. Jesse is the lead cast of ABC channel's famous TV series Grey's Anatomy. The couple started dating in 2018.

Taylor Rooks's boyfriend Jesse Williams was previously married to Aryn Drake-Lee in 2012. He has two children with her, Sadie and Maceo. After five years of marriage, Jesse filed for a divorce in 2017 and eventually separated legally in 2020. Currently, Jesse is with Taylor Rooks.

Taylor Rooks' longtime friend Meyers Leonard

Taylor and Meyers hail from Illinois and are longtime friends. Meyers Leonard is a full-time basketball player and is currently playing for Miami Heat since 2019. Previously, he played for Portland Trail Blazer from 2012 to 2019.

Meyers has been married to his longtime girlfriend, Ella, since 3 August 2020. Taylor Rooks also attended the ceremony and congratulated the couple on her Twitter handle @Taylor Rooks.

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