Michele Tafoya Biography
Michele Tafoya is an American sportscaster for NBC Sports who is currently a sideline reporter. Along with Tom Barnard, she also served as a co-host of the KQRS Morning show. Tafoya has been working for NBC sports since 2011. She also was a drive time talk radio host for WCOO-AM from 2009 to 2012. She has also served at ESPN and ABC Sports.
Michele Tafoya Age
Tafoya is 56 years as of 2020. She was born on December 17, 1964, in Manhattan Beach, California, United States. Her birth name is Michele Joan Tafoya. American is her nationality. Her ethnicity is White while Sagittarius is her zodiac sign.
Michele Tafoya Family | Parents | Siblings
She was born to Orlando Tafoya(father) and Wima Conley Tafoya(mother). Her father was a civil engineer who was a great fan of sports. Her father was the one who boosted her interest in sports.
She was raised in her hometown, California. In her childhood, without watching cartoons, she used to watch sports commentary with her father.
Michele Tafoya Education
She did her schooling from Mira Costa High School. While in school, she participated in many sports.
Later, she attended the University of California and graduated in mass communications with a Bachelor’s degree in 1988. In 1991, she also earned a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Business Administration.
After being graduated, she started working as a host and reporter for KFAN-AM in Minneapolis. Later, she became the first female analyst to call UNC-Charlotte men’s basketball games after she worked for WAQS-AM in Charlotte.
Michele Tafoya Husband | Married
Michele Tafoya, an American sportscaster, is a married woman. She and Mark Vandershall are together. Vandershall is a financial planner from the US. In 1993, they first saw each other. On May 30, 2000, the couple tied the knot. After four miscarriages, the pair were blessed with a son, Tyler, in 2005.
Later in 2009, a daughter named Olivia was adopted by the couple. In Edina, Minnesota, Toyla is currently living a happy life with her family. In 2007, she told WCCO TV that “I was a very weak child and even struggled with an eating disorder”
Michele Tafoya Salary | Net Worth
Michele has earned a good amount of money since beginning her career in 1993. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million and has an annual salary of $200k as of 2020. All her property and her current earnings are included in her net worth. With her earnings, she enjoys a lavish lifestyle.
Michele Tafoya Height | Weight
Tafoya has a body that is well-maintained. With dark hair and a pair of brown eyes, she has a medium complexion. She stands 5ft 9 inches in height and has a bodyweight of 62kg. The measurement of her body is 36-25-35 inches. Her cup size for the bra is 34B.
Michele Tafoya’s Career
- Tafoya began her professional career in 1992 by serving as a host and sideline reporter for the Midwest Sports channel. Then, she also worked as a sports anchor and reporter for three years at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.
- She joined CBS Sports in 1994 and began hosting the channel’s “CBS Sports Spectacular” anthology show and college basketball coverage. At the 1994 U.S Tennis Championships, her on-air debut was. For her commentary on WNBA games on Lifetime Television in 1997, she also won a Gracie Award for’ Outstanding Achievement by an Individual On-Air TV Personality.’
- In 1998, she was a reporter for the coverage of the NFL Network and the 1998 Orange Bowl National Championship. She left the network in 1999 after five years with the CBS network, and then joined ESPN and ABC Sports in January 2000. She began working for ESPN Monday Night Football as a sideline reporter. Tafoya was loaned to NBC Sports for the 2000 Sydney Olympics as a reporter for Rhythmic Gymnastics. She was ranked by Davie-Brown among the most likable TV sports figures. Index in 2006. She left ESPN at the end of the 2010-2011 NFL season.
- In the year 2011, she joined NBC sports and started working as a sideline reporter. She also served as a co-host of the KQRS Morning show along with Tom Barnard from September 8, 2016. She is currently the sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football along with the announcer, Al Michaels.