Kathryn Tappen is NESN’s host of Boston Bruins studio coverage.
She broke onto the New England media scene in 2005 at NBC Channel 10 in Providence, Rhode Island, where she was the weekend sports anchor and sports reporter for the station. She also has received two Emmy nominations for sports feature reporting. Tappen has served as a sideline reporter for NBC Universal Sports and hosted a nightly special covering the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.
In August 2006, she moved over to NESN, where she remains, though for how long is unknown. Rumors have been flying that the NHL Network, with a fancy new U.S. studio and facility has their eye on Tappen as a potential host on a national level.
This past year, Tappen also spent time with the Patriots, serving as a sideline reporter and delivering a 1-on-1 with Randy Moss following his remarks after the Patriots season opener.
Tappen is married to former Bruin Jay Leach, who got into seven games with the New Jersey Devils this past season.