As the youngest on-air talent the NFL Network has ever hired, Taylor Bisciotti he hopes he can show others that they can follow your dreams.
“I am forever grateful to NFL Network for agreeing a chance for me. I’m not the youngest anymore, but it’s really taught me to find creative ways to add value. As the youngest, I was no match for the journalists and hosts who had already been in the industry for 15 years. They were way more experienced than me when I started – I really had to find ways to add value, stand out and make an impact,” the 31-year-old exclusively tells Morning honey.
“Social media was really how I was able to get started. My first two seasons on the network, they didn’t have me on Super Bowl coverage. Of course I wanted to go contribute, so I used social media to sell packages to different NFL sponsors. I was researching, writing, and shooting weekly matchup Instagram stories of “who do you have?” where I boiled down each matchup to the most interesting facts about each game and then let the fans vote on who they thought would win. It really took off We saw huge jumps in numbers every week. I gathered the analytics and was able to sell a package at Bose, where I took our viewers on the five days leading up to the big game. Those five days of coverage probably were sold for 10 times what my salary was at the time, so that was really rewarding for me to do an impact like that.”
Growing up, the blonde was “always” a huge sports fan. “I grew up in Atlanta, which is right in the middle of SEC country, so Saturday was always a day for college football, and then Sunday was for NFL football. I’ve always loved the way sports bring people together.” “, he shares.
Prior to working at the NFL Network, the star was an anchor for the Sporting News and previously also a sideline reporter for the SEC Network and ESPN.
Now, Bisciotti has made a name for herself in the sports world, especially as a female broadcaster.
“I wish I could take the credit, but there were so many women before me who paved the way for women today. They pioneered and they did it in a way that it wasn’t abnormal to see female sideline reporters and anchors and anchors,” He says. “Women in our industry today have a responsibility to take it a step further and find ways to continue growth – it’s up to us. I think the best way to do that is to empower each other. We need to stop thinking of other women in business as competition and they start supporting each other more. I love that we are starting to see more and more of that. There is space for all of us.”
When he first started out, the reporter quickly realized how “competitive he was among women.”
“It seems like we’re often pitted against each other. Now, 10 years on, I see a lot more support in the industry,” he notes. “I want to be someone younger girls can ask for advice. I want to be an advocate and ally to other women in the industry. We shouldn’t be in competition with each other, we should be supporting each other. I want to demonstrate that success can be achieved by supporting and empowering one another. A victory for one woman is a victory for all of us.”
She adds, “I’m proud of the friendships and relationships I’ve made. I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and then went to UGA for college, which is only an hour away from Atlanta/home. I was a person so housewife in college I would come home on Sunday almost every weekend to spend the night and have dinner with my parents. change it for the world, but when I moved to Los Angeles, it was really the first time I had to be totally independent. I had quite a group of friends here, but like most big cities, they often leave after four or five years. My circle of friends is great out here. I’m really proud of the close-knit group of friends I have.”
The Georgia native has come a long way in her industry, but she knows it made sacrifices along the way, like missing out on monumental moments with family and friends. “I chose this career and I don’t regret it, but missing out on those special moments gets harder and harder the older you get,” she says. “The best part is the wonderful people you meet and work with. In a way, they become your family.”
Going forward, Bisciotti wants to continue to grow and evolve.
“Work hard, always treat everyone with respect and kindness, and know that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be,” she says. “It’s easy to go through life always waiting for the next big thing, but it’s important to enjoy the journey. Enjoy the process of achieving your goals as much as getting the goal because there will always be another goal after that.”
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