– Taylor Biscotti –
How can a successful, strong, and powerful woman negotiate business, employee relationships, love, and life in a world where strong women are still unwelcome? In this “Power Women” interview series
We speak with prominent female leaders who share their stories and experiences managing work, love, and life as powerful women.
I had the rare pleasure of interviewing Taylor Bisciotti as part of this series.
Taylor Bisciotti, NFL Network’s hottest on-air reporter, is confronting both aspects of the entertainment world as a fashionista and football aficionado.
The brave female sports leader has already made her mark as the NFL Network’s youngest on-air talent ever recruited.
She is influencing the world of sports journalism as a journalist by not only reporting on sports but also writing about sports.
As a writer, she is changing the face of sports reporting by telling audiences not only about victories on the field, but also about the unique stories behind the athletes.
Taylor’s playbook is chock-full of forms that are shaping women’s empowerment in sports, as well as the connections that result from them.
Thank you very much for participating in this with us! Before we get started, our readers would like to get to know you a little better.
Can you tell us a Little About your “Backstory” from Childhood?
My older brother, Kyle, and I were born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. I attended the Lovett School and then the University of Georgia.
I have a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Terry Business School and a bachelor’s degree in digital and broadcast journalism from Grady College of Journalism.
I relocated to Los Angeles six years ago to work for NFL Network.
Can you tell us how you Ended up on this Particular Career Path?
Do you know how they say no two roads are ever the same? That is certainly true for me! I majored in accounting and no longer do my own taxes.
I was in my final month of college, shortly before choosing one of the large accounting companies, and I remember wondering to myself, “why am I doing this?! “I’m not even interested in accounting.”
During that April class, I applied to every news and sports internship I could find. I ended up interning at WUSA9, Washington, DC’s CBS station for hard news.
The newscast at 11 p.m. I knew I didn’t want to be a hard news reporter, but I figured if I could just get in the door, I could try to surround myself as much as possible with the sports department, so that’s what I did.
My parents told me at the end of the internship that if I really wanted to pursue this, I needed to go back to school for broadcast journalism.
Fortunately, UGA has an excellent journalism program, so that’s what I did.
In my final semester of college, I began working for ESPNU campus link, which was important in landing my first major network position after graduation.
What should a Powerful Lady do when she Senses that her Surroundings are Uneasy?
Women, I constantly say, have to work considerably harder to earn a seat at the table. Particularly in an area such as sports broadcasting.
When a man talks about football, no one ever challenges it, but when a woman expresses her ideas, opinions, and perspective on it, there are always questions and disdain.
Never give someone a cause to doubt you. Know everything there is to know about the sport or subject you’re discussing. Be so well-prepared that your knowledge of a subject is never called into doubt.
What are the most Significant Hurdles that Women Executives Encounter
In a male-dominated industry, girls will always face more expectations and pressure.
That’s just the way things are. Viewers will be far more tolerant if a male makes an error on TV than if a girl does. I try to concentrate on what I can manage.
I have no influence over other people or their ideas. I work hard, over-prepare, and strive to be the best version of myself possible since they are the only things I have control over.
What Steps did you take to Achieve this Balance?
I’m smiling at this question because it’s something I still fight with on a daily basis! I grew raised on the east coast and now live in Los Angeles, so it’s not always easy to call it home.
I’ve missed more birthdays and weddings of my best friends than I’ve been able to attend. I believe a lot of that is inherent in the profession.
Sundays are my busiest days of the week, therefore it’s impossible for me to return for everything.
My best suggestion for this, or for people who are struggling with it, is to simply try to be present wherever you are.
With social media, it’s difficult not to feel like you’re missing out, but keeping present with the people you’re with is the most important thing you can do.
Your family and friends realize that work comes first, and if they don’t, they may not be your true pals in the first place.
Do you Consider Beauty to be Superficial?
I adore makeup and cosmetics! Who does not? They help you feel gorgeous, but I try not to become unduly preoccupied with them.
It may sound cliche, but it may be difficult to feel beautiful when you’re wearing TV makeup five days a week.
When you take it off, you think to yourself, “Oh my my, I look so different and couldn’t possibly look as nice as I did with all that professional makeup on!”
It’s all too easy to fall down a rabbit hole and become overly critical of oneself.
Don’t get me wrong, I still adore beauty products, but I try to remind myself that it’s OKAY to not look great all the time and that it’s vital to be comfortable in your own skin.
How does this Compare or Differ for Men?
Men have it simpler because they don’t have to deal with hair and makeup like women, but here’s an interesting fact: men on TV do apply makeup!
They normally have 15 minutes in the makeup chair, as compared to female on-air talent who have an hour! Men typically wear only concealer and powder.
If you don’t, the illumination on TV sets is terrible!
FAQs on Taylor Biscotti
1. Who is Taylor Biscotti?
Taylor Biscotti is an NFL Network anchor and reporter who appears on a variety of NFL Media platforms and shows.
Bisciotti formerly worked as a sideline reporter for the SEC Network and ESPN before joining NFL Network.
2. Is Taylor Biscotti Related to Steve Bisciotti?
Taylor Bisciotti received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and began her career as an intern at WUSA9 in Washington, D.C.
Football runs in her family – her uncle, Steve Bisciotti, is the current majority owner of the Baltimore Ravens.
3. What is Taylor Biscotti’s Age?
4. Where did Taylor Biscotti go to College?
University of Georgia
5. What is Steve Bisciotti worth?
5.8 billion USD
6. How old is Justin Herbert?
7. What is Steve Biscotti’s Address?
His address is unknown
8. How much does Baker Mayfield make?
Baker Mayfield agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns on a four-year, $32,682,980 contract that included a $21,849,440 signing bonus, $32,682,980 guaranteed, and an average yearly salary of $8,170,745.
9. Is Steve Biscotti Married?
10. How much did Biscotti Pay for the Ravens?
US$ 300 million