Kathryn Tappen - Biography

Last Modified: Dec 2, 2020

Kathryn Tappen
Profession: Sportscaster
Best Known For: Football Night in America
Salary: $76K
Net Worth: $1 million

Personal Details

Born on : April 9, 1981 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Kathryn Tappen
Birth Place: Morristown, New Jersy, USA
Horoscope: Aries
Father's Name: Richard G. Tappen
Mother's Name: Sheila M. Tappen
Siblings: 1

Amanda Tappen (sister)

High School: Villa Walsh Academy
University: Rutgers University
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American

Relationships

Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Ex-Spouse:

Jay Leach (2009-2014)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.78 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: 7.5 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 29 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Kathryn Tappen?

Kathryn Tappen is a sportscaster by profession and American by nationality. She works for NBC’s coverage for NHL, Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, and both Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Kathryn Tappen – Age, Parents, Siblings

Kathryn Tappen’s birth took place on April 9, 1981, in Morristown, New Jersy, USA. She was born to mother Sheila M. Tappen and father Richard G. Tappen. She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, sister Amanda Tappen.

young Kathryn Tappen with parents, sister, grandmother (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from high school, Villa Walsh Academy, Kathryn Tappen received academic and athletic scholarships to attend Rutgers University. She graduated from the same in 2003 with a major in journalism.

Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Kathryn Tappen – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Kathryn Tappen married her longtime boyfriend Jay Leach on July 18, 2009. Her husband is a former ice hockey player. 

Kathryn Tappen, Jay Leach (Image: Instagram)


The couple has no children together. Their marriage ended in divorce in 2014. Currently, she is believed to be single, although a secret affair cannot be ruled out. 

Moreover, she loves to feature three children on her social media pages, which is often mistaken as her children. The kids are actually her godchildren and not her own.

Also read: Kay Adams - Sportscaster at Good Morning Football  

Kathryn Tappen – Career

High School, College

Growing up Tappen loved sports. She played youth baseball and basketball on boys' teams as there were no girl teams where she was raised. 

In high school, she played golf, tennis and in her senior year focused on the track. In college, she was a member of the cross-country and track teams. Kathryn Tappen also had earned the title of Academic All-American four times and Big East All-Star as a Scarlet Knight. 

Kathryn Tappen interviews quarterback Ian Book - posted Nov 2019 (Image: Instagram)


Professional career

After completing college education Kathryn Tappen joined WJAR in Providence, R.I. There she served as both a weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter. Then she landed the opportunity to work for the New England Sports Network (NESN).

In 2011 Tappen joined NHL Network as the host of NHL Tonight. Just a few years later, in 2014, she moved to NBC. With the NBC she has games on NHL, Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, and both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, among others.

Also read: Scott Van Pelt - Sportscaster at Sportscenter 

Kathryn Tappen – Awards, Nominations

Kathryn Tappen has won several awards for her work and contribution. She won the Boston Chapter of Women in Sports and Events’ Woman of Inspiration Award in 2014 and an Associated Press award in 2006. 

Moreover, she has earned nominations for two New England Emmy Awards for sports reporting.

Kathryn Tappen – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth and annual salary have been estimated at around $1Million and $76k respectively.

Kathryn Tappen – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Kathryn Tappen is active on with thousands of followers and counting. Being a public figure loves to share glimpses of her personal as well as professional life to her followers.

Also read: Mike Hill - Sportscaster at Fox Sports 1 and husband of Cynthia Bailey 

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