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Talent Profile - Kathryn Tappen, NESN Studio Host and Weekend Anchor

Wednesday, December 5, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 12:48 PM, under , , , , ,

Athens, GA (Dec 5, 2007) - Kathryn Tappen serves as NESN’s Boston Bruins studio host and as a weekend anchor and reporter for NESN SportsDesk. This is her profile as published by the New England Sports Network (NESN).

Kathryn Tappen serves as NESN’s Boston Bruins studio host and as a weekend anchor and reporter for NESN SportsDesk, NESN’s popular sports news, information and highlights program. The half-hour, sports newscast airs six hours daily. The morning edition runs from 5 am to 9 am and again from Noon to 1 p.m. The evening edition airs live every night at 10 pm and 11pm or immediately following NESN’s live coverage of the Red Sox and Bruins. As NESN’s Bruins studio host, Tappen anchors the network’s Bruins pre-game show WB Mason’s Bruins Face-Off Live, intermission coverage, and post-game show Granite City Electric Bruins Overtime Live.

Tappen comes to NESN from WJAR-10 in Providence, where she spent a year and half covering New England sports as the weekend anchor and weekday sports reporter for the NBC affiliate and won an AP award for her sports feature “Swim Meet." She has also served as a sideline reporter for NBC Universal Sports and hosted a nightly special covering the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

The Rutgers University graduate began her career at CSTV in 2003 where she hosted a variety of programs including The One College Sports Show, At the Buzzer and 24/7. An Academic All American while at Rutgers, Tappen was a member of the cross country and track teams and is a former record holder in the women’s 3,000 meter steeplechase.

Photograph Courtesy of the New England Sports Network (NESN).

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