Kathryn Tappen Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Height, NBC, Net Worth, Salary

Kathryn Tappen
Kathryn Tappen

Kathryn Tappen Biography

Kathryn Tappen is a renowned American sportscaster currently working on NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America as well as the Summer and Winter Olympic Games among others.

In her nearly two-decade-long career, Tappen has served as the host of programs like NHL Live and NHL Tonight. She also worked as a reporter for Football Night America, and as a contributing reporter for NBC Sports’ coverage of the Super Bowl in 2015 and 2018.

Kathryn Tappen Education

Tappen attended Villa Walsh Academy where she excelled in academics and athletics as well. After high school, she got a scholarship to study at Rutgers University in New Jersey. In 2003, Kathryn graduated from the University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.

Kathryn Tappen Career

Tappen loved basketball and baseball from a young age as she played on boy’s teams because there were no teams for girls when she grew up. However, her career took a completely different path from her childhood interests.

Tappen worked for the NHL Network for four years before joining the NBC Sports Group (2011-2015). NHL Tonight, the network’s weekly highlight program, was her first gig as host. Prior to that, Tappen worked for the New England Sports Network (NESN) for five years, where she served as the primary studio host for Boston Bruins games and covered the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, and New England Patriots.

Kathryn Tappen NBC

At Providence, Rhode Island’s NBC station WJAR, Tappen also worked as a daily sports reporter and weekend anchor. In 2003, she started her work with College Sports Television. The Boston, Massachusetts, branch of WISE presented Tappen with the “Woman of Inspiration” award in 2014 in recognition of her leadership and mentoring qualities in advancing women in the sports sector. In 2006, Tappen was also recognized by the Associated Press for her sports article, “Swim Meet.” 

During her time at NBC Sports Group, NHL Live has twice been nominated for a Sports Emmy. In addition, her sports feature reporting has also been nominated for two Boston/New England Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

In the 2021 NFL season, Tappen covered four NBC Sunday Night Football contests, the Rams-Buccaneers NFL Divisional Playoff Game, and the Raiders-Bengals Wild Card Game as a sideline reporter.

Additionally, Tappen worked on four NBC Olympic assignments. She hosted USA Network’s coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from Tokyo. She has also covered beach volleyball at the 2016 Rio Olympics and hosted hockey for PyeongChang 2018 and Sochi 2014.

Beginning with the 2022 calendar year, Tappen’s responsibilities expanded to include the main interviewer for NBC Sports’ golf coverage of the PGA TOUR and major championships.

Kathryn Tappen Age

Tappen is 40 years old as of 2022. She was born on April 9, 1981, in Morristown, New Jersey, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on April 9th every year and her birth sign is Aries.

Kathryn Tappen Husband

Tappen was married to a former National Hockey League defender Jay Leach. The duo met in 2005 when Tappen covered the NHL lockout. Their wedding was held at New Castle Parish Church in New Castle on July 18, 2009, and they were later blessed with three children, two daughters, and a son.

However, in 2014, she divorced her husband and has never been linked romantically with anyone else ever since.

Kathryn Tappen Family

Tappen was born to her parents Richard Tappen and Sheila Tappen. She is of German ancestry and has a sister named Amanda Tappen.

Kathryn Tappen Height

Tappen stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 10 inches and weighs approximately 58 Kg. In addition, her body measurements are 34-25-35 inches.

Kathryn Tappen Net Worth

Tappen has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Her income is mainly from her successful career as a sportscaster.

Kathryn Tappen Salary

Tappen receives an approximate annual salary of between $40,000 – $110,500.