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NBC Sports Host & Reporter

Kathryn Tappen serves as co-host of NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the NHL, including NHL Live and NHL Overtime. In addition, Tappen works as a reporter for NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Notre Dame Football, Football Night in America, the Summer and Winter Olympics, and more. She has also served as a reporter for NBC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LII and Super Bowl XLIX.

Prior to joining NBC Sports Group, Tappen spent four years at the NHL Network (2011-2015). She originally joined as host of NHL Tonight, the network’s nightly highlight show. Prior to that, Tappen spent five years with the New England Sports Network (NESN) where she was the lead studio host for Boston Bruins games, and reported on the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Celtics.

In addition, Tappen served as a weekend anchor and a weekday sports reporter at NBC affiliate WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island. She began her career in 2003 at College Sports Television.

In 2014, Tappen was honored with the “Woman of Inspiration” Award by the Boston chapter of WISE for her values of leadership and mentorship in paving the way for women in the sports industry. Tappen also earned an Associated Press award in 2006 for her sports feature “Swim Meet.” In her three years with NBC Sports Group, NHL Live has twice been nominated for a Sports Emmy. 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 grew up in Morristown, New Jersey and prior to her broadcasting career, she was an Academic All-American at Rutgers University, where she was a member of the track and field and cross country teams. 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.

In addition to her work on air, Tappen is also involved in the Marine Raider Foundation, which provides benevolent support to active duty and medically retired U.S. Marine Corp. personnel and their families who lost their lives in service to our nation.

Tappen resides in New York City.


The Marine Raider Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides benevolent support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC Raiders and their families, as well as to the families of Raiders who have lost their lives in service to our Nation. Read more.

In the news

NBC’s Kathryn Tappen’s Dedication To Preserve A Legacy

The Marine Raider Foundation discusses the ways in which Kathryn Tappen, a member of their board, uses her platform on NBC as a medium to spread awareness for the foundation and honor her late cousin who was a Marine.

For The First Time, An NHL Game Will Be Broadcast And Produced Entirely By Women

Kathryn Tappen made history as she anchored the country’s first NHL game broadcast produced exclusively by women on International Women’s Day.