NHL Network host Kathryn Tappen is joining NBC Sports Group, where she will appear on NHL coverage and a variety of other sports programming. Tappen will serve as a host for NHL Live and NHL Overtime, NBC Sports Group's pregame, intermission, and postgame NHL studio programs.
Tappen will continue to appear on NHL Network, where she has served as the lead host of its flagship studio show, NHL Tonight, since 2011. Tappen will provide coverage of the League's signature events, including the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, NHL All-Star Game, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, as well as other NHL Network programs.
"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. "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."
"With extensive studio and reporting experience as well as with her 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.