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NBC Sports Hires ‘NHL Tonight’ Host Kathryn Tappen

She’ll be hockey and football focused in the new gig

Is it cold in here, or did an ice hockey host just land a cool job with NBC Sports?

“NHL Tonight” host Kathryn Tappen is joining NBC Sports Group to host “NHL Live” and “NHL Overtime,” and report for “Football Night in America” and “Notre Dame Football.”

She will also be part of NBC Sports’ coverage from 2015’s Super Bowl XLIX, NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Rio Games in 2016 and 2018’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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Tappen will still continue to appear as a personality on NHL Network and cover the leagues signature events, including the Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, NHL All-Star Game, Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the NBC Sports team and to work on some of the most high-profile events in sports,” said Tappen in a press release. “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.”

Her first assignment will be on Aug. 30, when Notre Dame hosts Rice to kick off the Fighting Irish’s 2014 season.