Sports media star Taylor Rooks recently took to Instagram to share her latest series of pictures that were taken with a film camera, with one of them featuring LSU’s Angel Reese, who was featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition earlier this year.
Rooks’ photo with Reese is the second in the slideshow, which also features snaps of Al Michaels, Jack Harlow, Draymond Green, Justin Jefferson, Tyrese Haliburton, Davante Adams, and even NBA Insider Shams Charania.
One of the biggest sports media stars in the United States, the 31-year-old Rooks currently works for Turner Sports to cover the NBA and Amazon Prime Video to cover the NFL.
Before being scooped up by Turner Sports and Amazon, the University of Illinois alum previously had professional stops at networks such as CBS Sports Network, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Sportsnet New York, and the Big Ten Network.
Rooks has also successfully used social media to help grow her career, Rooks has also built up a massive social media following over the years as she has more than 600,000 followers on Instagram and over 300,000 on Twitter.
Given that social media has played such an influential role in her career, Rooks has previously spoken about her experience with it, saying that while her DMs can be “crazy”, she feels she “owes a lot of her career to social media.
“They are crazy. I owe a lot of my career to social media. But there are times when you have to take breaks. The more popular you get, the mentions get a little crazier,” Rooks said.
As for Angel Reese, the 21-year-old forward who blew fans’ minds with her spread in this year’s SI Swimsuit Edition, she’ll be returning to the LSU Tigers this year for her senior season. Reese, who surprisingly has more followers than Rooks with over 2.4 million, is also on Instagram.