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Kathryn Tappen works as a reporter for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of NHL Live, NHL Overtime, Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and more. She also served as a reporter for NBC Sports’ coverage from Super… Read more
Kathryn Tappen works as a reporter for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of NHL Live, NHL Overtime, Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and more. She also served as a reporter for NBC Sports’ coverage from Super Bowl XLIX, the most-watched program in U.S. television history.
Tappen began her career at CSTV in 2003, where she hosted a variety of programs. She then spent a year and a half at NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island as the weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter. With seven years of experience at the NHL Network and NESN, Tappen brings her in-depth hockey knowledge and award-winning reporting skills to the NBC Sports Group’s NHL and football coverage.
In 2006, Tappen earned an Associated Press award for her sports feature “Swim Meet.” Her sports feature reporting has been nominated for two Boston/New England Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Tappen joined the NHL Network in 2011 as the host of NHL Tonight, the network’s nightly highlight show. Prior to that, Tappen spent five years with the New England Sports Network where she was the lead studio host for Boston Bruins games.
Tappen was Academic-All American at Rutgers University (N.J.) where she was a member of the track and field and cross country team. During her career as a Scarlet Knight, she was a Big East Academic All-Star and the former record holder in the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase.
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