Fox Sports has announced that Joy Taylor will join “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” as news anchor and co-host.
Taylor has served as moderator for FS1’s Skip and Shannon: Undisputed since its debut in 2016. She previously spent five years at Entercom Sports “790 The Ticket” WAXY Miami as producer and then morning co-host with Jonathan Zaslow. She has also worked for CBSSports.com and hosts the podcast “Maybe I’m Crazy with Joy Taylor“.
Taylor fills the slot previously filled by Kristine Leahy, while Jenny Taft joins Undisputed to replace Taylor. The Herd with Colin Cowherd airs from 12-3pm eastern on Fox Sports Radio.
Today, FOX Sports announced changes to its FS1 studio show casts as Joy Taylor will leave SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED to be the news anchor for THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD and Jenny Taft will begin a new role as moderator for UNDISPUTED. The announcement was made today by Whit Albohm, Vice President, Studio Production / Executive Producer, FS1.
“We’re thrilled to announce new roles for Joy and Jenny on THE HERD and UNDISPUTED,” said Albohm. “Both have been consummate professionals – Joy having been a major part of UNDISPUTED’s rise and Jenny’s extensive resume, including her upcoming World Cup duties in Russia. We’re proud of what they’ve accomplished so far and excited to see what’s next.”
Taylor, who moderated for UNDISPUTED since its debut in 2016 will begin with THE HERD, simulcast on FS1 and the FOX Sports Radio Network, on Monday, June 18. She joined FOX after spending the previous five years in Miami at AM 790 The Ticket and hosting the top-rated radio morning-drive program “Zaslow and Joy Show” after beginning there as executive producer. The Pittsburgh native currently hosts her own podcast “Maybe I’m Crazy with Joy Taylor,” and also has hosted “Thursday Night Live” and “Fantasy Football Today” for CBSSports.com. She is the younger sister of NFL Hall of Famer and former Miami Dolphins star Jason Taylor.
“Hosting UNDISPUTED has been an amazing experience and an exciting chapter in my career working with Skip and Shannon each weekday morning,” said Taylor. “I look forward to my new role with Colin on THE HERD and the opportunity to continue engaging sports fans on FS1.”
Taft, a member of FOX Sports’ lead college football broadcast team, will add to her network duties Monday, July 23 while continuing to serve as a reporter on Saturdays during the Fall. She began her career at FOX Sports in 2011 when she accepted a position with the Twin Cities- based regional network FOX Sports North. There she appeared in on-air promos, in-game segments and produced digital content. After auditioning for a new role in 2013 with FS1, she then expanded her duties for the network having worked on the NFL, college football, Supercross, MLB, World Cup soccer and the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show to name a few.
“I’m honored to join UNDISPUTED with both Skip and Shannon, two people I highly respect having known Skip as one of the best in the business and Shannon as a respected sports analyst and fellow dog lover from our days working together at the Westminster Kennel Dog Show,” said Taft. “FS1 has believed in me since day one and I’m proud to see another page unfolding within the company.”