Biography - Kathryn Tappen

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Kathryn Tappen
Best Known For
Football Night in America (TV show)
Net Worth
$1.00M Under Review
$76.00k Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Kathryn Tappen N/A
Born on
April 9, 1981 (age 43)
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Married Date
3 (2 daughters, 1 son)
Richard G. Tappen
Richard G. Tappen
Amanda Tappen
Amanda Tappen
Sheila M. Tappen
Sheila M. Tappen
Jay Leach
2009-07-18 to 2014
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Blonde N/A
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Blue N/A
Shoe Size
7.5 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
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6 US N/A
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Social Media Presence

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 the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Kathryn Tappen – Age, Parents, Siblings

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

Young Kathryn Tappen with her parents, sister, and grandmother (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduating from high school, at 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.

The couple has three children together- two daughters and a son. 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 are 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, Jay Leach (Image: Instagram)

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, and 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 earned the title of Academic All-American four times and Big East All-Star as a Scarlet Knight. 

Professional career

After completing her 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 NBC she has games on NHL, Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, and both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, among others.

Also read: Scott Van Pelt - Sportscaster at Sportscenter 

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

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 $ 1 million and $76k respectively.

Kathryn Tappen – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

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

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

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