Kathryn Tappen is an American sportscaster, who works on NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the NHL, Notre Dame Football. Besides, she alone covered 2014 Winter Olympics, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Super Bowl XLIX.
She is a married woman. She married to American former professional ice hockey player, Jay Leach. He is now head coach of the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League. However, the couple divorced after living together for almost 5 years.
Kathryn Tappen was born on 9th April 1981, in Morristown, New Jersey, to American parents. As a teenager, she played youth baseball and basketball with boys. Besides, she was also good at golf and tennis.
She attended at the Villa Walsh Academy where she quit all the sports and began focusing on track. She received athletic scholarships to attend Rutgers University.
At Rutgers Kathryn Tappen majored in journalism but was still a member of the cross-country and track teams. Throughout that time, she became four-time Academic All-American and Big East All-Star as a Scarlet Knight.
Kathryn began her television career appearing in College Sports television. Later on, she joined WJAR where she worked as a weekend anchor as well as weekday sports reporter. After working certain time for WJAR, she moved to England Sports Network and then joined NHL Network in 2011.
Moreover, In 2014, she won Woman of Inspiration award which was presented by Boston Chapter of Women and Events. Besides, she also earned a nomination for two New England Emmy Awards for sports reporting and won 2006 Associated Press award.
Apart from her Newscaster career, Tappen is also an Ambassador for the Ma MARSOC Foundation, which provides benevolent support to active duty and medically retired U.S Marine Corps personnel.
She is currently living a single life. Previously in 2009, she was married to American former professional ice hockey player who currently serves as the current head coach of the Providence Bruins, Jay Leach.
However, the couple divorced after living together for almost 5 years. They don’t share any children in their relationship.
Since after divorce, Tappen has not involved in any lover affairs. Neither there have been any news or rumors of her relationship in the media. Besides, the beautiful lady seems to be concentrating on her professions.
The beautiful and talented News Caster, Kathryn Tappen stands a height of 5 feet 9 inch and weighs only 58 kg which is approximate, 128 lbs. Her body size is 31-24-33.
She earns a nice measure of cash from her professional career. As of 2018, the exact figures of her net worth is under review. But analyzing her onscreen works, there is no doubt the talented woman is making money in thousands of dollars.