Kathryn Tappen (born 9 April 1981) is a talented American Sports show announcer or Sportscaster from Morristown, New Jersey, the United States of America. She announces the sports shows on NBC sports group and gives commentary on the NHL, Notre Dame Football and other Olympic sports held in all seasons.
On 23 December 2019, the famous ice hockey commentator was suspended from the game by NBC Group of sports. The reason for suspending was that, he made unusual and sexual comments on the famous sportscaster “Kathryn Tappen”.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings & Childhood
Kathryn Tappen came to this world in 1981 (38 years, as in 2019) from her parents in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. Her father “Richard Tappen” is working as a Senior Managing Director in First National America Incorporation, New Jersey, US, and her mother Sheila Tappen is a housewife. She celebrates her birthday on 9 April every year with her family and friends.
In her family, she has a younger sister named “Amanda Tappen”. She grew up with her sister in New Jersey. She completes her schooling from Villa Walsh Academy, New Jersy, US.
She is very good at sports and in her high school days, she plays softball and basketball in the team of boys. After completing her schooling she takes admission at Rutgers University, the US for her higher education.
In the year 2003, she graduated with the degree of Journalism from this university. Before graduation, she was a member of the track team and cross country.
Physical Stats, How tall & More
The famous female sportscaster has an adorable voice and charming personality. Kathryn Tappen flaunts everyone with her height of 5 feet 10 inches tall. She gains an estimated weight of 127 pounds. She has a fair skin tone with long blonde color hair.
The beautiful grey color eyes on her face are looking fabulous. She holds an hourglass type of body shape with a measurement of 34-30-36.
Personal Life, Spouse & Children
Kathryn tied the knot with her husband named “Jay Leach” in the year 2009. Jay is a professional ice hockey player and also an NHL defenceman.
Presently, he is the head coach of Providence Bruins. She met “Jay” for the first time when he comes in her hometown to play NHL in February 2005.
They lived a happy married life but after some years, there are some misunderstandings is occurred in their life. In June 2013 the couple got separated from each other and finally divorced in the year 2014.
The couple doesn’t reveal any information about their child to the media. According to my research, she has three children. She is a kind person and helps the family of Army serviceman who lost their lives in the war. She is also the member “MARSOC Foundation” and helps in charity and also works as a philanthropist.
|Real Full Birth Name||Kathryn Tappen.|
|Profession||Sportscaster, Host, and Journalist.|
|Famous for||being the female Sportscaster on NBC.|
|Age (As of 2019)||38 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||9 April 1981.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Morristown, New Jersey, USA.|
|Zodiac Birth Sign||Aries.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: @kathryntappennbc (43.6k + followers).
Twitter: @KathrynTappen (123k + followers).
Facebook: Kathryn Tappen.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 177 cm.
Meters: 1.77 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 58 Kg.
Pounds: 127 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||34-30-36.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||7.|
|Parents||Father: Richard Tappen.
Mother: Sheila Tappen.
|Siblings||Sister: Amanda Tappen.|
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Boyfriend (present)||Not Known.|
|Husband||Jay Leach (2009-2014).
|Highest Qualification||Graduate with the degree of Journalism.|
|School||Villa Walsh Academy, New Jersy, US.|
|Alma Mater||Rutgers University, the US.|
|Career and Wealth|
|Awards||1. Woman of Inspiration award.
2. Associated Press award.
|Net worth||$2 Million US Dollars (as of 2019).|
|Income, Salary & Income||$250K US dollars from NBC.|
Career, Awards, Salary & Net worth
The 38-year-old lady starts her career in the year 2003 as a host on CSTV, where she hosts so many programs. After working for one year she later joined the radio channel of NBC named WJAR and works as a reporter of sports.
After that in the year 2006, she starts works in New England Sports Network and works here for five years. In 2011 she hosts the show named NHL Tonight on the channel NHL Network.
In the season of summer, she joined NBC in 2014 and announces the sports events like Stanley Cup, Playoffs, Olympic Winter Games, and many more. Presently in 2019, she works on the same channel NBC.
In 2019, the estimated Net worth of the popular sportscaster, Kathryn Tappen is around $2 million US dollars. She gets an annual salary of $250 k US Dollars from NBC.
She is a talented woman and wons so many awards for her talent. She won the award which was introduced by the Boston Chapter of Women in Sports and Events named “Woman of Inspiration”. She also won the “Associated Press award” for her feature Swim Meet in the year 2006. Tappen was also nominated for the Emmy Awards.
- Her zodiac sign is Aries.
- She holds an American Nationality.
- At the age of 38, she is still the hottest host on NBC.
- She is an animal lover and treats them as humans.
- Tappen loves hard drinks.
- She hates smoking.
- Kathryn Tappen is also a fan of Pete Frates. She also uploaded her picture along with him over her Instagram account.
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Pete Frates, you were an inspiration to all of us and around the world. Sadly, your courageous fight has ended. My thoughts are with Julie, Lucy, John, Nancy, Andrew, Jennifer, and all of the Frates family & friends. Today, Heaven is a better place. #ALSChampion #StrikeOutALS
- Tappen loves to make bakery items like cake and deserts.
- She loves to travel with friends.
- In an interview, she said that she is happy with her hosting career.
- She has a pet dog in her home.