Kathryn Tappen Biography
Kathryn Tappen is an American sportscaster. Tappen works on NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the NHL, Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America as well as the Summer and Winter Olympic Games among others.
Kathryn Tappen Age
Kathryn was born on April 9, 1981.
Kathryn Tappen Net Worth
The American sportscaster/anchor Tappen has a net worth of $1Million. As of 2019’s report, Tappen receives an annual salary of $50 thousands from her successful reporting career with on NBC Sports.
Kathryn Tappen Husband/Relationship/Personal Life
In July 2009, Tappen married NHL defenseman Jay Leach. The couple divorced in 2014.
Tappen is an Ambassador for the MARSOC Foundation. It is an organization which provides benevolent support to active duty and medically retired U.S Marine Corps personnel and their families who lost their lives in service.
Kathryn Tappen Early Life/Education
Tappen is from Morristown, New Jersey. Growing up, she played youth baseball and basketball on boys’ teams because there were no teams for girls where she lived. She also played golf, tennis and ran cross country. In her senior year of high school at Villa Walsh Academy, Tappen focused exclusively on track and eventually received academic and athletic scholarships to attend Rutgers University.
At Rutgers, Tappen majored in journalism and was a member of the cross-country and track teams until graduating in 2003. Tappen was a four-time Academic All-American and Big East All Star as a Scarlet Knight.
Kathryn Tappen Career
Upon starting in College Sports Television, Tappen joined WJAR in Providence, R.I., where she served as both a weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter. From there she moved to New England Sports Network (NESN), Tappen then joined the NHL Network in 2011 where she hosted NHL Tonight and subsequently moved to NBC in the summer of 2014.
Tappen in 2014, won the “Woman of Inspiration” award presented by the Boston Chapter of Women in Sports and Events. Tappen has been nominated for two New England Emmy Awards for sports reporting and won an Associated Press award in 2006 for her feature Swim Meet.