Who is Kathryn Tappen?
Kathryn Tappen is an American Associated Press award-winning sportscaster who is renowned for covering sports leagues for NBC Sports Group.
Full Name: Kathryn Tappen
Age: 38 years old
Date of Birth: April 09, 1981
Place of Birth: Morristown, New Jersey
Father’s name: Richard G. Tappen
Mother’s name: Sheila M. Tappen
Net Worth: $1.5 million USD
Relationship status: Divorced
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue
Early/Personal life, Family:
She was born on the 9th of April 1981 to Richard G. Tappen and Sheila M. Tappen. They are of Germanic ancestry and she holds American citizenship. She grew up along with her sister named Amanda Tappen.
During her childhood, she used to play basketball and baseball in the boy’s team as there was no girls team.
Career and Education:
For education, she joined Villa Walsh Academy in her hometown. After that, she got enrolled at Rutgers University in New Jersey under academic and athletic scholarships. She graduated from the University with Honors in journalism in 2003.
she gave a debut to her career as a reporter with the American television network, College Sports Television. After that, she joined WJAR and worked as a weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter.
Then, she joined NESN leaving the network. In 2011, she began hosting NHL Tonight for NHL Network. Subsequently, she joined NBC in 2014.
Her main cover in the channel includes the summer and winter Olympic games and Football Night in America.
For her journalism career, she was awarded the Woman of Inspiration by Boston Chapter of Women in Sports and Events in 2014. Moreover, she was twice nominated for New England Emmy Awards.
Relationships and Affairs:
Kathryn is currently living her single life.
Previously, she was married to Jay Leach. Her Ex-Husband, Leach is a former Hockey player and currently the coach of Providence Bruins. The couple tied their knot in July 2009 at New Castle Congregational Church in a private ceremony only involving their close friends and family members.
Together, the couple welcomed three children that include two daughters and a son. Unfortunately, in 2014 they separated from each with a divorce ending six years of relationships.
Net worth and Salary:
From her career as a sportscaster career, she has accumulated a net worth of around $1.5 million.
Her salary ranged from $10k to $203k as a sportscaster and her earnings as a reporter are $24k to $74k.