Quick Facts Kathryn Tappen

  • NameKathryn Tappen
  • NationalityAmerican
  • ProfessionSports commentator
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toJay Leach ( 2009)
  • EducationRutgers University
  • TV ShowNHL Live, NHL Tonight, Notre Dame Football on NBC
  • Birth Year1981
  • Birth month04
  • Birth PlaceMorristown, New Jersey, United States
  • Body Measurements31-24-33 inches
  • Breast Size31
  • Waist Size24
  • Hip Size33

An American sportscaster Kathryn Tappen works for the NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the NHL, Football Night in America and others. Tappen was previously married to her boyfriend Jay Leach and had three children from their relationship. 

Her ex-husband Jay Leach is an American former professional ice hockey player. Tappen further covers the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. 

Kathryn Tappen Net worth and Salary

One of the renowned sportscaster Kathryn Tappen has a net worth of $1 million, as of 2019. The annual salary of a sportscaster is around $30,144 to $181,825, so Tappen’s salary might also be in a similar range.

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Tappen has been working on NBC Sports Group for long. Analyzing her hard work and dedication, Tappen’s net worth is sure to be increased in the upcoming days. 

Kathryn Tappen Married Life, Children, And Divorce

Kathryn Tappen was previously married to her boyfriend Jay Leach, with whom she shared three children. Unfortunately, the couple failed to carry their relationship well and ended up divorcing. 

Her ex-husband Jay Leach is a former professional ice hockey player who is currently the head coach of the Providence Bruins in the American Hockey League. 

Caption-Kathryn Tappen and her ex-husband Jay Leach

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Tappen met her ex-husband Jay met for the first time in February 2005. At that time, Jay was playing in National Hockey League. After their first encounter, the couple began meeting each other as friends but later they became a girlfriend and boyfriend. 

After dating for a few years, the lovebirds decided to take their relationship to the next level and finally married in July 2009. Their wedding was held at New Castle Congregational Church in front of close friends and family members. 

Caption-Kathryn Tappen and Jay Leach on their wedding

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Tappen and Jay were blessed with three children, a twin son, and daughter and the youngest son. But the name of their children is yet to be revealed. However, even being the parents of three children, the duo failed to continue their relationship and finally divorced after five years of their marriage in 2014.

Caption-Kathryn Tappen’s children

However, the couple hasn’t revealed the exact reason for their divorce. Since then, Tappen is still single and is living with her children. She often shares photos of her children on Instagram. Besides this, Tappen hasn’t been in any other relationships and affairs. 

Kathryn Tappen Career

Initially, Kathryn Tappen worked for College Sports Television and later joined  WJAR in Providence, R.I. She further worked at New England Sports Network (NESN).

Later in 2011, Tappen joined NHL Network and hosted NHL Tonight. Currently, she works for the NBC Sports Group. 

In 2014, she was awarded the “Woman of Inspiration” award by the Boston Chapter of Women in Sports and Events. Not only this, but she has also been nominated for two New England Emmy Awards for sports reporting as well as won an Associated Press award in 2006 for her feature Swim Meet.

Kathryn Tappen Early life and Education

Kathryn Tappen was born on 9th April 1981, in Morristown, New Jersey, United States. She belongs to American nationality. However, Tappen hasn’t revealed any information about her parents and siblings. 

Caption-Kathryn Tappen early life image

During her school and college days, Tappen played, basketball, golf, tennis and further ran cross country. She completed her high school from the Villa Walsh Academy. In 2003, Tappen graduated with a major in Journalism from the Rutgers University.