Kathryn Tappen Biography
Kathryn Tappen is an American sportscaster who works on NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the NHL, Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America as well as the Summer and Winter Olympic Games among others.
Kathryn Tappen Age
Tappen is 38 years old; she was born on April 9, 1981 in Morristown, New Jersey.
Kathryn Tappen Height
Kathryn stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches.
Kathryn Tappen Family
Kathryn was born to Sheila Tappen and Richard Tappen.
Kathryn Tappen Husband
Kathryn was previously married to NHL defenceman Jay Leach. The couple got married in 2009 but they later divorced in 2014. The two first met in February 2005 when Jay was playing in NHL. Jay is a former professional ice hockey player and currently the head coach of the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League.
Kathryn Tappen Education
Kathryn attended Villa Walsh Academy graduating in 1999. She was a good athlete and played softball and basketball in her high school woman’s team. She later joined Rutgers University, on academic and athletic scholarships, graduating in 2003 with a degree in Journalism. She was a four-time Academic All-American and Big East All Star as a Scarlet Knight.
Kathryn Tappen Career
Kathryn began her career with CSTV in 2003 where she hosted a variety of programs. She later worked with WJAR (an affiliate radio channel for NBC) as a sports reporter.
In 2006 she joined New England Sports Network as a field reporter and also was the host for the Boston Bruins Games.
Kathryn Tappen NHL
Kathryn joined the NHL Network in 2011 where she hosted NHL Tonight. In 2014 she moved to the NBC Sports Network. She hosted several sporting events, which include the Olympic Winter Games, Stanley Cup, Playoffs, etc.
Kathryn Tappen and Jeremy Roenick
On December 23, 2019 NHL analyst Jeremy Roenick was suspended after he offered inappropriate comments about coworkers while appearing on Barstool’s Spittin’ Chiclets podcast. He alleged in a podcast that he had been open to sleeping with NBC Sports host Kathryn Tappen.
During the podcast he described a summer vacation he took in Portugal with his wife and Kathryn Tappen. He said that one hotel guest approached him to ask if the three were together.“I play it off like we’re all going to bed together every night, the three of us. If it really came to fruition, that would really be good. But it’s never going to happen.”
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