Host of “NHL on NBC”
Career Highlights: As a reporter for NBC Sports, Kathryn Tappen serves as a co-host of “NHL Live” and “NHL Overtime,” in addition to coverage of Notre Dame Football, “Football Night in America,” the Summer and Winter Olympics and more. Tappen also served as a reporter for NBC’s coverage from Super Bowl XLIX, the most-watched program in U.S. television history. Prior to NBC, Tappen joined the NHL Network in 2011 as the host of “NHL Tonight,” the network’s nightly highlight show. Prior to that, she spent five years with the New England Sports Network as the lead studio host for Boston Bruins games. Tappen was a weekend anchor as well as a weekday sports reporter for NBC-affiliate WJAR in Providence after she began her career in 2003 at College Sports Television. Tappen earned a 2006 Associated Press award for her sports feature “Swim Meet” and her sports feature reporting has also been nominated for two Boston/New England Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Tappen was an Academic-All American at Rutgers University where she was a member of the track and field and cross-country teams.