Kathryn Tappen Biography

Kathryn Tappen is an America-based sportscaster who gained fame for working with the NBC sports group while covering Football Night in America, summer and winter Olympic Games, NHL, and Notre Dame Football.

Early Life

Kathryn Tappen was born on 9th April 1981 in Morristown, New Jersey. She belongs to a very small town that possesses a connection with wartime with Great Britain. During her growing-up days, she used to play youth baseball and basketball in the boys’ team. Her school and society she used to live in the place which was so intact and conserved that there was no girls’ team of any game in her school. She was one of the active children born to her parents.

She used to play other games including golf, and tennis. During her senior years in high school, she received a scholarship in an athletic and academic career at Rutgers University. She attended Rutgers University and attained her graduation in Journalism. While doing so, she was a member of the cross-country and track team until she completed her graduation in 2003. She has won the title of Academic All-America and Big East All-Star four times.

Kathryn Tappen Career

After spending her time in College Sports Television, Tappen joined WJAR in Province where she was hired as both weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter. From there she got transferred to NESN (New England Sports Network) and subsequently moved to NBC in summers in 2014. In the same year, she won the title of “Woman of Inspiration” which was presented by the Boston Chapter of Women in Sports and Events. Later, she was being nominated two times for New England Emmy Awards for doing sports reporting, and once she won the Associated Press award in 2006 for her report on a swim meet.

Kathryn Tappen Biography

Real Name Kathryn Tappen
Birth Date 9 April 1981
Age (as of 2021) 40 Years
Birth Place Morristown, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Profession Sportscaster
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 000 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  128 lbs
Body Measurements 35-25-35
Bra Size 32B
Waist Size 25 inches
Hips Size 35 inches
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Richard G. Tappen
Mother Sheila M. Tappen
Sister Amanda Tappen


School Villa Walsh Academy
College Rutgers University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband Jay Leach (m. 2009–2014)
Children Three

Personal life

Kathryn Tappen married Jay Leach who is a former NHL defenseman and a coach too. The couple tied a knot on 18th July 2009. Jay works as a professional hockey player. Both of them met each other while being at a professional work meeting. They came close to each other. They started dating each other and spent few months together. After knowing each other, they married within a year.

They together have three children out of which two are daughters while the other is a son. Kathryn is very close to her children and used to spend her leisure time with her children. Unfortunately, the marriage of the lovable couple didn’t last long. They got divorced in 2014 and recently there is no report of Tappen being active while dating any other person. She used to spend her free time with her children and is a proud single mother.

Kathryn Tappen Net Worth

Kathryn Tappen is a professional sports reporter who earns a handsome income that is expected to increase with time and her change in position. She is estimated to earn a net worth of around $1.5 million. She is estimated to claim an amount of $10,000 to $203,000 per annum. Most of her income comes from her sportscaster career. She is one of the dedicated and active personalities in the industry of media and sportscasters. Today, she owes lavish cars and a well-maintained house where she resides well while having an above-average lifestyle.


  • Once Jeremy Roenick passed a comment while being in the workplace of NBC Network where Kathryn used to work along with him.
  • Kathryn could not stand the sexual speculation that he proposed in front of his wife (who named Tracy), his co-host, and Kathryn herself.
  • She felt harassed and made a public announcement for the same.
  • Later, Jeremy was suspended from his work and position and he made an apology on 11th January 2020.
  • Kathryn said that she and Jeremy used to be good friends but the words he said were unacceptable especially while being at the workplace.
  • Kathryn used to play golf during her school days.

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