Kathryn Tappen is an American sportscaster who famously covers the National Hockey League for the NBC Group. She works for the same network as Sheena Parveen and is a prominent name in the industry. Tappen has been in the field of journalism for many years now and is known for covering NHL Live and NHL Overtime.
Apart from NHL games, Kathryn was also a reporter for NBC to cover the Summer and Winter Olympics. She is extremely good at what she does and rightly so has gained a huge number of fan following.
Kathryn Tappen: Early Life and Education
Kathryn Tappen was born on the 9th of April in 1981. The New Jerseyan was born to parents Sheila M. Tappen and Richard G. Tappen. During her schooling years, Kathryn was an active kid who used to love participating in sports like basketball and softball. She also had the legs to run and was excellent at the track.
Apart from her participating in sporting events, Tappen was an amazing student. She was a smart and a clever lady who ended up earning a scholarship at the Rutgers University Scarlett Knight. During her time at the institution, Tappen was constantly growing as an athlete and even made it as the member of the track and field team. She had an amazing time at the university where she excelled both in academic and sporting terms. She then graduated from the Rutgers University Scarlett Knight and began pursuing a career in journalism.
Kathryn Tappen: Career
After completing her education, Kathryn got a job at College Sports Television in 2003. Next, she joined WJAR in Rhode Island where she was the weekly anchor and a sports reporter. By that time, Tappen was beginning to turn the heads of other broadcasters and then she was offered a job for the New England Sports Network. During her time at the network, she worked as the lead host for Boston Bruins games.
Next, in 2011, Tappen got a job at the NHL Network where she was the host for one of their biggest shows in NHL Tonight. After spending just over 3 years, Tappen was looking for a major breakthrough and then took a job at NBC. After getting the much-awaited job, she was able to cover major sporting events like Super Bowl which is perhaps the most-watched program in America.
Kathryn Tappen: Personal Life
Looking at the personal aspects of Tappen’s life, she was previously married to the NHL defenseman Jay Leach. The two first met while Tappen was covering an NHL game and they were together from 2009 to 2015. Their wedding was an impressive ceremony held at New Castle Congregational Church.
Kathryn and Jay did not have any children and the rumors of their divorce started circulating after Tappen was seen without her wedding ring. After splitting up with Jay, Kathryn has been a single lady and is not dating anyone.
Kathryn Tappen: Net Worth and Social Media
Kathryn has been working in the field of journalism for over 2 decades and is probably one of the most renowned faces in the industry. She also makes a pretty decent earning because of the career she has had. Despite her exact figures have never been made public we can make certain assumptions and according to estimations, Kathryn has a net worth of just over $1 million.
She is also pretty active on social media platforms and is famous for her looks and worth ethic. She goes by the handle kathryntappennbc on Instagram and has almost 21k followers.