Michele Tafoya Husband, Salary, Ethnicity- All About NBC Sideline Reporter

By Kishor Shahi | Updated On: 10 May, 2019
Michele Tafoya Husband, Salary, Ethnicity- All About NBC Sideline Reporter

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1964-012-07 Nationality American
Profession Sportscaster Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Mark Vandersall (m. 2000) Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No Net Worth $2 million
Ethnicity White Children/Kids Tyler (Son), Olivia (Daughter)
Height 5 Feet 9 Inches (1.75 m) Parents Wilma Conley Tafoya (Mother)

American sportscaster Michele Tafoya is best reckoned for her work at the NBC News. She is currently working as the sideline reporter for NBC’s program including NBC Sunday Night Football and NBA. She is also the recipient of Gracie Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual On-Air TV Personality in 1997 by The American Women in Radio and Television.

Financial Advisor Husband; Had Multiple Miscarriage

The Californian native is married to the Minneapolis-based financial advisor, Mark Vandersall on 30 May 2000. The couple first met in 1993 when Michelle was working at the Minnesota radio station KFAN-AM.

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Previously the pair had a hard time to start a family. The reporter had two miscarriages in a year. After that, they went for a fertility specialist, and Michelle became pregnant through fertilization with twins but again had a miscarriage. 

After losing four babies, the anchorwoman delivered her first child, Tyler at the age of 40 in 2005. She said In November 2007 that the joy of Tyler arrival overpowered the sorrow of losing her unborn-kids. Then the couple later adopted a new-born daughter, Olivia from Colombia in 2009.

Michelle is a big fan of American Soccer Team, Minnesota Football. Her husband had also posted a Twitter picture along with her family at the Minessota's auditorium on his social networking sites, back in 2015.

Michelle Tafoya with husband, Mark Vandersall, and children on 20 August 2015 (Photo: Mark's Twitter)

The reporter along with her husband and children were in their Minnesota Jerseys aside from the club's winning trophies. 

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How Much Is Michele Tafoya’s Net Worth?

The 53-year-old reporter has accumulated the net worth of $2 million form her professional news anchoring assignment since the year 1993. She is mustering her paychecks working with NBC Network that she joined in July 2011. Michele elevated earnings when she worked as a talk show host for WCCO Radio for three years from 2009.

The sports anchor added a significant amount of remuneration as an announcer when she worked with ESPN. She has more than two decades of experience in Journalism and her average salary a year is more than $200000.

Michele started her career working as the announcer with CBS Sports at the age of 30. She served CBS Network for more than five years. 

Later, in April 2011, Michele left the ESPN after serving for over a decade. She has been working at ESPN since 2000 as an announcer. The senior director of communications for the sports network, Bill Hofheimer stated her as a great contributor to ESPN's NFL and NBA coverage. Several rumors flaunted on media claiming that she would move to NBC after leaving ESPN. 

As per the speculations, she joined NBC channel as a reporter and now serves as a sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football. She also worked as a reporter during NBC’s broadcasts of Super Bowl XLIX, the thrilling four-point New England Patriots victory over the Seattle Seahawks and also hosted Golf Channel’s premiere series Big Break NFL in 2013. 

Besides that, she is the only person to be nominated for the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality-Sports Reporter in all seven years of the award’s existence. 

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Short Bio

The TV sports reporter was born on 17 December 1964 in Manhattan Beach, California as per wiki. She stands at a height of 1.75 m (5’ 9”) and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.

The anchor grew up with the Anorexia ailment. Her late father, Orlando Tafoya was an engineer and sports fanatic.

Michele went to Aviation High School and then received a B.A. in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley in 1988, and a Master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California in 1991.