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ESPN Maria Taylor Set to Deliver Spring Commencement Address

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ESPN reporter and UGA alum Maria Taylor has been tapped to give the Spring undergraduate commencement address.

A native of Alpharetta, Taylor is a 2009 graduate of the University of Georgia, with a degree in broadcast news from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and a Master's in Business Administration from UGA, which she earned in 2013.

She joined ESPN in 2013 and is the first Black woman to co-host the network’s popular show, College GameDay. She will give her commencement address at the May 13th ceremony, and her remarks will be recorded and re-aired on the May 14th and 15th undergraduate ceremonies.

UGA Vice President for Research David Lee will deliver the graduate commencement address on May 14th.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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