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Michele Tafoya Net worth

Michele Tafoya Net worth 2023: Michele Joan Tafoya Vandersall is a former American sportscaster. From 2011 to 2022, she was a reporter for NBC Sports, primarily as a sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football.

She currently works as a political advisor and makes television appearances on talk shows discussing the state of American politics and culture. Read  Ilhan Omar Net Worth

How much is Michele Tafoya Net worth?

Net worth: $2 million 

Full Name: Michele Tafoya 

Date of Birth: December 17, 1964

Nationality: American

Source of Wealth: Sport Journalist 

Michele Tafoya Net worth

Michele Tafoya Net worth 2023: Michele Tafoya is an American sports presenter who works as a sideline reporter for NBC Sports. She currently appears on NBC Sunday Night Football and formerly appeared on Monday Night Football for ABC and ESPN.

 She has also served as an assistant reporter for NCAA on CBS, NFL on CBS, ESPN College Football, and ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown.

During her childhood days, Michele had the dream of becoming an actress like Meryl Streep and will regularly entertained her family members with her skits. During her teenage years she had to struggled with anorexic eating disorder, but was able to recover and pursue a career in sports journalism. 

She relocated to Minneapolis from her hometown of California after she got a job to work as a radio presenter. Initially, her plan was to stay there for only a year changed and she eventually settled there permanently.

For the twenty-eight years Michele Tafoya has been working as a sport correspondent, she has won several awards, and this has resulted to her being paid heavily for her services; not only that, Michele Tafoya Net worth has answered the question that has been asked by many today: Are sport journalist wealthy?

With that said, we want to take consider the early life, career, achievements and Biography of Michele Tafoya.

Michele Tafoya Biography

Michele Joan Tafoya was born on December 17, 1964 in Manhattan Beach, California, USA, to Orlando and Wilma Conley Tafoya. Her father who was an engineer, was a sports fan.

 Being very close to her father, she grew up watching various sports on television and playing basketball in school. She attended University of California, Berkeley in 1983 and obtained her bachelor’s degree in mass communication in 1987. In 1991 she also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Michele Tafoya Net worth is $2 million

Michele Tafoya Career

In March 1993, Michele Tafoya was hooked up with sports talk show host Gerry Vaillancourt at WAQS-AM in Charlotte, where she adopted the name Mickey Conley. This made her the first female analyst to call UNC-Charlotte men’s basketball games. 

She moved to Minneapolis on New Year’s Eve 1993 to host and report on KFAN Sports Radio for the Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota basketball shows. Meanwhile, she has also served as  anchor for the Minnesota Timberwolves and a sideline reporter for the Midwest Sports Channel, as well as a play-by-play commentator for Big Ten women’s basketball and volleyball.

In September 1994, Michele Tafoya became a game correspondent and studio host for the sports anthology show, CBS Sports Spectacular; a program that covered NFL, college football, and college basketball television shows.

 She made her first appearance on-air  during the 1994 US Open Tennis Championships. She also hosted ‘At The Half’. In 1998 she hosted the CBS Olympic late night programs and the Goodwill Games. Between 1995 and 1998 she also worked as a sports presenter and reporter for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. Between 1997 and 1999, she was a WNBA commentator for Lifetime.

Michele Tafoya resigned from CBS during the fall of 1999 to joined ESPN and ABC Sports in January 2000, whereupon she took on a variety of on-air roles. 

Between 2004 and 2005, she worked as a side reporter for ABC’s “Monday Night Football” for two years and then moved to ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” in 2006. In order to focus on her family, she resigned as the main reporter for the NBA on October 21, 2008. She later returned to WCCO-AM in April 2009 as the new radio host for evening Drive Time Talks and worked in this position until January 2012. 

On May 4, 2011, she took over from Andrea Kremer as the new sideline reporter for ‘NBC Sunday Night Football’ and has held this job profile to this day. She was hired to report the swimming competition during the 2016 Rio Olympics. She later joined KQRS-FM as co-host of ‘The KQ Morning Show’ in September of that year.

Following the 2021 season, New York Post reporter, Andrew Marchand reported that Tafoya would leave Sunday Night Football on her own decision, but NBC had declined comment while Tafoya could not be reached immediately. From 2016–2020, Tafoya was KQRS Morning Show Co-host. 

Career Highlights 

  • 1994–1997 & 1999 NCAA on CBS Sideline Reporter
  • 1998: NFL on CBS Sideline Reporter
  • Winter Olympics Late-Night Host 1998 
  • 2000–2003: ESPN College Football sideline reporter
  • 2002–2003: Monday Night Countdown reporter
  • 2002–2008: NBA on ABC and NBA on ESPN Sideline Reporter
  • 2004–2010: Monday Night Football Sideline Reporter
  • 2009–2012: WCCO Radio Afternoon Drive Host
  • 2011–present: NBC Sunday Night Football Sideline Reporter
  • 2016–2020: KQRS Morning Show Co-host


Michele Tafoya has over the years proved to be a very successful sports correspondent and this has earned her a Five Sports Emmy Awards.

Personal Life

Michele Tafoya is happily married to Mark Vandersall, and together the couple have two children. The couple currently reside in Edina, Minnesota with their children.

Michele Tafoya Net worth Summary

Michele Tafoya Net worth 2023 is valued at $2 million

Michele Tafoya is no doubt one of the most successful sports journalists with an annual salary of $200,000 and currently sits on a net worth of $2 million. 

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