Kathryn Tappen

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Kathryn Tappen (born April 9, 1981) is an American sportscaster who works for the NHL Network.

Early life[edit]

Kathryn Tappen was born in Morristown, New Jersey. She attended Rutgers University on academic and athletic scholarships[1] and was an Academic All-American as a member of the track and cross country teams,[1] the same Rutgers Scarlet Knights that produced 2012 Olympian Julie Culley.[2]

Kathryn began running as a freshman in high school (1995) as a way to stay in shape for her other athletic activities, namely basketball in the winter, and softball in the spring.[2] She continued running every season through senior year.[2] Due to a back injury, she had to Redshirt freshman year cross country and indoor.[2]

Career[edit]

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.[3]

In 2006, Tappen joined New England Sports Network (NESN), where she served as studio host for Boston Bruins games and as a lead anchor for SportsDesk. Tappen left NESN in 2011 for the NHL Network.[4]

In 2014, Tappen recently hosted hockey on NBC Sports during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi for her first Olympic assignment.

Personal[edit]

Tappen is married to hockey player Jay Leach, who has played for the New Jersey Devils.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Boston anchor Kathryn Tappen tames Bruins". ESPN. Retrieved 11/4/2012
  2. ^ a b c d "Interview on the Level: Kathryn Tappen" Level Renner. Retrieved on 11/4/2012.
  3. ^ "Kathryn Tappen: Bio". nesn.com. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  4. ^ "Toucher & Rich: Kathryn Tappen Makes The Move To NHL Network". CBS Boston. CBS Local Media. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Kathryn Tappen, Jay Leach". nytimes.com. July 18, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2012.

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