Michele Tafoya Vandersall is a popular sportscaster from the United States. She is professionally known as Michele Tafoya. Since 2011, she is working as a reporter for the weekly television broadcast of National Football League (NFL) games on NBC in the United States.
Michele Tafoya's Early Life and Education
Michele Tafoya was born on December 17, 1964, in Manhattan Beach, California, in the United States. She grew up in her birthplace along with her family and friends. Michele is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
She joined University of California, Berkeley, where she received a B.A. in mass communications in 1988. Later, she enrolled at the University of Southern California, where she earned a masters in business administration in 1991.
Michele Tafoya's Professional Career
At the beginning of her career, Tafoya worked as a host and reporter for KFAN-AM in Minneapolis, primarily for Minnesota Vikings and University of Minnesota women's basketball broadcasts. After that, she began working for WAQS-AM in Charlotte, where earned she earned the name as Mickey Conley.
Later, she joined Midwest Sports Channel, serving as a Minnesota Timberwolves host and sideline reporter, as well as a play-by-play commentator for women's Big Ten basketball and volleyball. She also worked at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis as a sports anchor and reporter for three years.
In September 1994, Tafoya joined CBS Sports as a reporter and host for the CBS Television Network's sports anthology show called CBS Sports Spectacular and college basketball coverage. She worked there for more than five years and left in 1999.
ABC Sports and ESPN
In January 2000, Tafoya joined ESPN and ABC Sports as a sideline reporter for ESPN Monday Night Football beginning in 2006 NFL Season. While she was working for ESPN, she was loaned to NBC Sports as a reporter for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Later, she left ESPN for NBC Sports at the end of the 2010-2011 NFL Season.
Likewise, she also worked for numerous Sports channel including Return to WCCO, KQRS Radio, and NBC Sports.
Michele Tafoya's Personal life
The beautiful sports anchor and reporter Michele Tafoya is married to her boyfriend Mark Vandersall. The couple is blessed with a son and a daughter. She lives a happily married life with her husband and children in Edina, Minnesota.
The couple seems very happy with their relationship and there are no rumors of divorce between them. Besides this, she has not been romantically involved in anyone.
Michele Tafoya's Net worth and Salary
Tafoya is one of the talented and popular reporters who has already been listed as one of the massive earning reporters. She has worked for numerous news channel from which she must have collected a big chunk of money. As of 2018, her net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
She is also the recipient of Gracie Awards for “Outstanding Achievement by an Individual On-Air TV personality." She has also won two Emmy awards for outstanding sports personality, in 2011 and 2013.