After over 7 years of experience on high-profile sports networks (NESN, NHL Network), NHL Network host Kathryn Tappen has joined the NBC Sports Group. A report was released today regarding the situation. Tappen will now cover some of the biggest events in sports such as Super Bowl XLIX, 2016 Rio Olympics & 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. Along with her coverage on NBC Sports, she will continue her coverage on the NHL Network on programs such as NHL tonight, the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, NHL All-Star Game, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Finals.
Her extensive background in sports reporting will give her the advantage when reporting live from these well-known sports events. Tappen is not an amateur when it comes to NBC Sports, seeing as she was in the studio during the Sochi Winter Olympics and some other instances as well.
Kathryn released a statement saying:
“I’m thrilled to be joining the NBC Sports team and to work on some of the most high-profile events in sports,” said Tappen. “This opportunity represents the best of both worlds as I can continue to work on hockey, including signature events for NHL Network, while also covering sports that I’ve worked on in the past and have had a passion for since childhood, such as the Olympics, the NFL and college football.”
– NHL Network Press Release
Seeing as her record is pretty impeccable, this new gig will probably be a breakaway!