Michele Tafoya NBC Sports, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Parents, Husband, Son, Salary, and Net Worth

Michele Tafoya Biography and Wiki

Michele Tafoya is an American sports journalist working for NBC Sports as a sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football. She previously worked at CBS Sports as a reporter and hosted CBS Sports Spectacular, a  sports anthology show, and also covered college basketball. 

Tafoya began her journalism career as a radio host and reporter for KFAN-AM. She covered the Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota women’s basketball broadcasts.. She was also a radio host for WAQS-AM in Charlotte and Midwest Sports Channel.

Tafoya then joined CBS Sports in  September 1994  as the host of CBS Sports Spectacular and At The Half,  while also covering college basketball. In 1998, she was the reporter for CBS’s coverage of the NFL, college football – including the 1998 National Championship Orange Bowl. After five years, Tafoya left CBS and joined ABC Sports and ESPN in 2000.

She was the sideline reporter for ESPN Monday Night Football from the 2006 NFL Season. During the 2004 NFL season and the 2005 NFL season, she was the sideline reporter for Monday Night Football on ABC Sports. She was also the co-host of Mike Tirico Show on ESPN radio. From June 2009, she served as the evening drive time talk radio host for WCCO-AM.

On September 8, 2016, she began hosting “The KQ Morning Show” on KQRS-FM alongside Tom Barnard. In May 2011, she began working at NBC Sports as a sideline reporter NBC Sunday Night Football. She covered swimming during the Summer Olympics for NBC.

Michele Tafoya Age

Tafoya is 56 years old. She was born on December 17, 1964, in California, in the United States.

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Michele Tafoya Height and Weight

Tafoya stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.75 meters) and moderate weight of 55 kg.

Michele Tafoya Family and Parents

Tafoya was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California to Orlando Tafoya and Wilma Conley Tafoya. Her mother was a teacher in South Bay Union High School while her father was a  civil engineer. 

She would watch sports commentary with her father who was a huge sports fan. She was raised alongside her three siblings Margaret, Geraci, and Matthew.

She went to the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts (BA)in Mass Communication and Media Studies. she then graduated with an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Michele Tafoya Husband and Married

Tafoya is married to Mark Vandersall. They met in 1993 when Tafoya was working for KFAN AM radio station as a host and reporter. Vandersall works at Ameriprise Financial  Services as a  financial advisor.

Michele Tafoya Son

Tafoya and her husband have a son called Tyler, born in 2005. She went through difficult phases in her life while trying to conceive. She had four miscarriages before she had her son Tyler. They also have a daughter Olivia who was adopted at birth in 2009.

Michele Tafoya Salary

Tafoya receives an annual salary of $100,000 from her career as a sports journalist for NBC Sports.

Michele Tafoya Net Worth

Tafoya is believed to have an estimated net worth of $1 million as of 2021 from her successful career as a sports journalist for NBC Sports.

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