Photos: Meet Kathryn Tappen, NBC’s New Sideline Reporter For Notre Dame Football

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. 

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: 

[NBC Sports]

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