In today's context, NBC's NFL broadcast team has become one of the essential parts in the field of reporting business, and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya is also a crucial part of it.
She is best known for work on Lionel Richie and Friends, NFL Monday Night Football, and The NFL on CBS.
She has not only impressed the audition by her voice and talent but also impressed them with her amazing body figure with a fantastic height of 5 feet 6½ inches (1.69 meters) and maintained body weight. While hosting on the TV, she presents herself very attractively.
Michele Tafoya Married, Husband & Children
Michele has been married to Mark Vandersall, a financial analyst in Minneapolis since 13 May 2000. After marriage, she did not have a happy married life; she alongside her husband went through several ups and downs. While they were planning for children, Michele suffered from two miscarriages which affected her mentally.
After the tragic event, Michele got pregnant with twins which she believed to be a miracle. But unfortunately, before becoming a mother of twins she lost the twins as well. However, Michele did not lose faith in herself and moved on in her life.
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Later, she went with vitro fertilization which worked and successfully gave birth to their son, Tyler. While the family of three were living happily, she added another reason to their happiness when she adopted Olivia from Colombia.
Michele Tafoya enjoys a family trip with husband and two children on 13 August 2016 (Photo: Mark Vandersall's Twitter)
As of now, the family of four member lives happily in Minnesota.
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Michele began working at CBS Sports in 1994, where she worked as a reporter and host for the CBS Television Network's anthology show, CBS Sports Spectacular.
While working at CBS, she made history when she became the first woman to call television play-by-play of an NCAA tournament game for which she was honored with Gracie Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Individual On-Air TV Personality.
After five years, she left CBS to join ESPN where her profile rose steadily through a variety of on-air roles. During her time at ESPN, she served as a sideline reporter on NBA broadcasts, co-hosted Mike Tirico's ESPN Radio show and also an occasional guest host on Pardon the Interruption.
Eventually, after all her hard work, she landed on NBC Sports as the network's sideline reporter.
Working hard for many years, today she has carries a net worth of $2 million and the primary source that made her wealthy is her career. What salary she takes home annually has been put at $200K per year.
Michele's Age, Family & Education
Michele Tafoya, age 54, was born on 17 December 1964. She grew up in Manhattan Beach, California, the United States alongside her siblings Matthew, Meg McLaughlin, Juliet Graci.
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While opening up about her family, she mentioned when she was in her mother's womb she kicked so hard that her parents Orlando Tafoya and Wilma expected her to be a boy. They decided to name the baby Michael John, but when she was born as a girl, her parents kept her name, Michele Joan.
Sadly, her father passed away on 20 October 2011 due to a stroke. His funeral took place at American Martyrs Church, 624 15th Street, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266, where all family members were present.
While talking about Michele's education, she received her B.A. in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley and masters in business administration from the University of Southern California.