When NBC’s Sunday Night Football returns (and eventually it will), former Monday Night Football sideline reporter Michele Tafoya will be joining the operation as a sideline and feature reporter. NBC Sports Group announced the move today.
“Michele is a versatile and experienced reporter who is well versed in the ways of the National Football League,” said Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli in a release. Gaudelli, Al Michaels, and director Drew Esocoff worked with Tafoya on Monday Night Football in 2004 and 2005 at ABC. “I can speak for Al and Drew when I say that we’re all thrilled to be working with Michele once again.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a group for which I have great respect and admiration,” Tafoya said. “I have many friends on this crew and I know how high they set the bar.”
Tafoya wore multiple hats at ESPN, working not only Monday Night Football but also NBA and college basketball, among other duties. She hosts The Michele Tafoya Show on WCCO News Radio 830 AM in Minneapolis-St. Paul. (Hey, it’s not KFAN, but we’ll cut her some slack on that one.)
Congrats to Michele and the folks at Sunday Night Football. Here’s hoping that her first assignment will be the Hall of Fame game in early August.