Michele-Tafoya
Michele Tafoya | Biography

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  • Full Name Michele Joan Tafoya
  • Occupation Sportscaster, Host
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Manhattan Beach, California, USA
  • Birth Date Dec 17, 1964
  • Age 56 Years, 11 Months
Sideline Reporter of NBC's ‘Sunday Night Football’

Michele Tafoya | Biography

Previously worked as a sportscaster at ESPN & CBS

Tafoya joined CBS in 1994 as an anchor and reporter. She contributed to NCAA on CBS as a sideline reporter till 1999. Simultaneously, Tafoya worked as a late-night host for Winter Olympics in 1998, and the same year, she was a CBS sideline reporter for NFL.  


Michele Joan Tafoya is an American sportscaster who has served stints at reputed sports outlets such as ESPN & CBS.

Who Is Michele Joan Tafoya?

Michele Joan Tafoya is a popular figure in the sporting industry. She is a mass communication graduate from the University of California, Berkeley (1988). Later, Tafoya earned her master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern California in 1991.

Tafoya joined CBS in 1994 as an anchor and reporter. She contributed to NCAA on CBS as a sideline reporter till 1999. Simultaneously, Tafoya worked as a late-night host for Winter Olympics in 1998, and the same year, she was a CBS sideline reporter for NFL.  

After spending six years at CBS, Tafoya joined ESPN & ABC Sports in January 2000. While there, from 2000 to 2003, Tafoya was a College Football sideline reporter at ESPN. Similarly, between 2002 to 2003, she worked as a Monday Night Countdown reporter, and from 2004 to 2011, she served as a Monday Night Football sideline reporter at the network. 

Tafoya also hosted NBA as a sideline reporter for ESPN and ABC from 2002 to 2008. Similarly, she was recruited as a WCCO Radio afternoon drive host from 2009 to 2012. After that, she joined NBC as a Sunday Night Football sideline reporter in 2011 and has contributed to the network since then.

How Old Is Michele Joan Tafoya?

Michele Joan Tafoya was born in Manhattan Beach, California, on 17 December 1964. She is 56 years old as of November 2021.

Why Did Michele Tafoya Leave KQRS?

Tafoya started working at the KQRS radio station in September 2016. However, she later exited from the job because the station was “revamping the program with an approach in which she would have played a lesser role.”

Additionally, Tafoya also stated a familial reason in an interview with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on why she left the station. “I’d love to get my mornings back with my kids. I do the show from my house and I can hear them in the kitchen laughing with their dad. It’s a reminder that I’m missing so much,” she conveyed.

What Is Michele Tafoya’s Net worth and Salary?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Michele Tafoya has amassed a net worth of $2 million as of 2021. Similarly, she has an annual salary of $200 thousand, owing to her sportscasting career path.

Who Is Michele Tafoya Married To? 

Tafoya is married to her husband, Mark Vandersall. The couple exchanged wedding wows in 2000. The couple together has two children, a son named Tyler, and an adopted daughter named Olivia. 

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