There will be a new sideline reporter for Notre Dame football games this fall. NBC Sports has hired Kathryn Tappen to cover the Fighting Irish, replacing Alex Flanagan, who held the position since 2007.
— Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen) July 9, 2014
Tappen has seven years of experience at NHL Network and NESN. Along with her Notre Dame duties, she’ll serve as a host for NHL Live and NHL Overtime, contribute to Football Night in America, and be a part of NBC’s Super Bowl and Olympic coverage.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the NBC Sports team and to work on some of the most high-profile events in sports,” Tappen said in a statement. “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.”
Meet Tappen, in photos:
— ND Club of Miami (@NDMiami) July 9, 2014
Good god I love this woman. Beautiful. Kathryn Tappen. pic.twitter.com/nWMR07G0P2
— Rocky Mountain Beard (@rockymtnbeard) June 24, 2014
— Kathryn Tappen (@KathrynTappen) July 10, 2014
KATHRYN TAPPEN OMG!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/GwUWhExtNJ
— Giulia (@giuliaaa25) June 9, 2014
— Rudy Zappa Martinez (@garagehero) June 7, 2014
— Barry Conley (@SMIBarry) April 19, 2014