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Report: NBC Has Decided On Mike Tirico's Replacement

NBC announcer Mike Tirico at an event.

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 07: Sportscaster Mike Tirico hosts the Golden Goggle Awards at Faena Forum Miami Beach on December 07, 2021 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

NBC has reportedly decided on a replacement for Mike Tirico, who's moving to the booth this upcoming season. 

According to a report, NBC has picked Maria Taylor to replace Tirico as the new permanent host of Football Night in America

ESPN definitely lost a good one. Since joining NBC, Taylor has hosted the Super Bowl pregame show and Olympics. 

She'll host NBC's premier football show this upcoming season. 

"Media news: With Mike Tirico moving to the booth, NBC announced that Maria Taylor will be the new permanent host of Football Night in America," Ari Meirov tweeted.

"NBC Sports has named @MariaTaylor host of 'Football Night in America.' The former ESPN anchor/reporter debuted as co-host of the country's most-watched pregame studio show last season," said Michael McCarthy. "Since joining NBC in 2021, she's hosted the Super Bowl LVI Pregame Show and Beijing Olympics.

Maria Taylor clearly has a long future in this business. Her rise in the sports media industry has been remarkable.