Kukla's Korner Hockey
Entries with the tag: kathryn tappen
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 9, 2014 – Kathryn Tappen is joining NBC Sports Group to work on NHL Live, Football Night in America, Notre Dame Football, and to host additional studio programming, NBC Sports Group announced today. She will also be part of NBC Sports’ coverage from Super Bowl XLIX in January-February 2015, and NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2016 and the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February 2018.
“With extensive studio and reporting experience as well as in-depth knowledge of the NHL, Kathryn is the perfect fit for our growing stable of properties and programs,” said Sam Flood, Executive Producer, NBC Sports & NBCSN.
from Melissa Hoppert of Slap Shoat at the NY Times,
Since joining NHL Network in July after five years at NESN, Kathryn Tappen has become one of the league’s most recognizable faces. Tappen, 30, hosts the nightly highlight show “NHL Tonight” and is a co-host for special events, holding her own among former coaches and players like Barry Melrose and Kevin Weekes.
Q. Who will be in the Stanley Cup finals, and who might win?
A. Well I guess from a travel standpoint, I’d love for the Bruins to make the Stanley Cup finals, so I can stay at home for the home games. The way the Detroit Red Wings are playing right now, it’s hard to think that they wouldn’t be in the Stanley Cup final out West. But if you had asked me two weeks ago, I would have probably said Chicago. That’s what I love about this sport is that the competitiveness in the league allows for any team at any given point to be in that top spot and to advance to that Stanley Cup final. So I don’t know. I say there are good four or five teams in each conference that I would predict would be there.
via Chad Finn of the Boston Globe,
Bruins studio anchor Kathryn Tappen is expected to depart for the NHL Network in the next couple of weeks; according to an industry source, former Bruins play-by-play voice Dale Arnold is a candidate to replace her.
picture via NESN.com
via Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
Jay Leach, the veteran defenseman who did a solid job last season after being recalled from the minors, married Kathryn Tappen this past Saturday in New Hampshire.
Leach, 29, played 24 games for the Devils last season and had no goals and one assist.
Tappen, 28, is the daughter of Richard and Sheila Tappen of Morristown. She is NESN’s in-studio host for Boston Bruins games and is a Rutgers graduate. She will continue to use her maiden name on the air.