SportsDesk Anchor/Reporter, Boston Bruins Studio Host
Hobbies: Running, golf, tennis, skiing, shopping
Favorite Sports to Watch: Football and baseball
Favorite Sports to Play: Golf and tennis
Favorite Food: Cheesecake
Favorite TV Show: Friends
Favorite Musical Group: U2
Favorite Movie: Pretty Woman/ Wedding Crashers
Favorite Sports Movie: The Sandlot
If you could spend a day with anyone who would it be?: Will Ferrell
Most Embarrassing Moment on TV: One time on the 11 oclock news, I came out of my sports package and our anchor read the final two kickers of the newscast. One of the kickers was Operation Relocation Rooster and she read it with a straight face. I was in the desk chair next to her laughing uncontrollably trying not to burst out. She saw me out of the corner of her eye and when the camera came back out on the two of us, the two of us could barely hold it in
I was beat red and my eyes watering because I thought it was the funniest, most ridiculous story.
Favorite Professional Team Growing Up: The New York Giants
Favorite Professional Player: Cal Ripken Jr.
Kathryn Tappen serves as NESNs Boston Bruins studio host and as a weekend anchor and reporter for NESN SportsDesk, NESNs 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 NESNs live coverage of the Red Sox and Bruins. As NESNs Bruins studio host, Tappen anchors the networks Bruins pre-game show WB Masons 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 womens 3,000 meter steeplechase.