What Happened To The Herd Co-Host Joy Taylor And Why Did She Leave The Show?

Joy Taylor on the NBA Finals
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Joy Taylor is a television host and media personality from the United States. After leaving The Herd, she currently appears on the show Speak For Yourself.

Taylor previously worked at 790 AM The Ticket in Miami for three years, first as an executive producer and then as a co-host for the station's top-rated morning-drive sports radio show, Zaslow and Joy Show.

The journalist also hosted Fantasy Football Today and Thursday Night Live on She joined FOX Sports in March 2016, serving as a pinch-hitter in various FS1 roles, including filling in for Kristine Leahy on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

What Happened To Joy Taylor? The Herd Co-Host's Departure Makes Fans Sad

Joy Taylor has posted an emotional goodbye to her team of The Herd, stating that she will miss the show and her time working with the team. 

While her fans are wondering about the reason behind her departure, she seems to be moving toward better career opportunities. In her Instagram post, she thanked her viewers for listening to her for three years and showing their love for the show. 

She stated her appreciation for the many beautiful memories she cherishes and expressed gratitude towards her teammate Colin for being her advocate and mentor. Her heartfelt goodbye to the team and gratitude towards the viewers have moved many of her fans. 

Meanwhile, many were disappointed to learn of her departure from the show due to the post. One of them even wrote, "I'm going to miss you and @colincowherd on the show! You two were both fascinating to listen to @theherd was fantastic because of you!"

Why Did Co-Host Joy Taylor Leave The Herd? 

Taylor left the Herd because Emmanuel Acho offered her a new opportunity on a national afternoon show, Speak For Yourself.

She joined The Herd with Colin Cowherd in 2018, replacing Kristine Leahy. She co-hosted the talk show with Colin Cowherd regularly. Now that she has a better opportunity, the journalist is leaving the show.

The journalist has also uploaded a video where she is seen leaving the Herd and joining the new show Speaking up. She captioned the video, "Emotional day. I love you guys and tagged the Herd.

Update On Her New Job After Departure From Fox Sports 1

Joy is hosting a new show with Emmanuel Acho, a former linebacker for football who now works as a Fox Sports 1 analyst, and Lesean Mccoy from 6th September 2022. 

Joy Taylor is hosting the new show Speak For Yourself
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Moreover, Marcellus Wiley, who has co-hosted Speak for Yourself since Colin Cowherd left the show in 2018, is leaving because he has been offered a different role at FS1. Similarly, FS1 was planning to refocus Speak for Yourself on the NFL, with Joy Taylor and LeSean McCoy joining as co-hosts.

Although Speak for Yourself used to air after The Herd, it now airs from 4:30 to 6 p.m. EST, which creates a gap in the schedule for Nick Wright's new show in the afternoon. Many viewers may have been perplexed by the new time slot as they were accustomed to seeing the show as part of the afternoon lineup.

Colin Cowherd Goodbye Post To Her On Twitter

Colin gave Joy a heartfelt farewell on Monday as she prepares to join the updated version of Speak For Yourself (now titled Speak) as part of Fox's daytime lineup shuffle.

Taylor said her goodbyes to The Herd on Monday, and Cowherd wished her well. In a nice segment, the pair reminisced about their time together.

Cowherd and Taylor have collaborated on The Herd with Colin Cowherd since she joined FS1 in 2016. She filled in as co-host of The Herd for years when former co-host Kristine Leahy was unavailable, and Taylor took over the role full-time after Leahy left to host her show, Fair Game with Kristine Leahy.