Molly Sullivan’s Replacement?

From NBC Sports Philadelphia to the Crossing Broad news desk, we have received a press release announcing the hire of Delran native Taryn Hatcher, who will begin next month as a “multi-platform host and reporter covering the Eagles, Flyers, Sixers and Phillies.”

From the release:

“We are thrilled to welcome Taryn back home,” said NBC Sports Philadelphia Vice President of Content, Michelle Murray. “Taryn’s knowledge and passion for Philly sports, combined with her ability to create content for multiple platforms, is a valuable skill that will allow her to make an immediate connection with fans.”

“It feels incredible to join the team at NBC Sports Philadelphia,” said Hatcher. “I grew up watching the Flyers, Eagles, Sixers and Phillies — I fell in love with sports and wanted nothing more than to be a sports reporter. This has been my dream since childhood and I absolutely can’t wait to get started.”

In her new role at NBC Sports Philadelphia, Hatcher will serve as a host and reporter primarily on NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, and also serve in the same capacity on–air, including filling in on SportsNet Central as needed. A former network intern, she returns home from Hawaii News Now where she was a sports reporter since 2015. She was also a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network.

Taryn graduated from Rutgers University where she studied Journalism and Mass Media Studies, as well as Political Science. During that time, she also worked for the university radio station as a sports broadcaster, and interned at iHeart Radio in Philly, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, and in the sports department for WCBS-TV in New York.

Okay, so maybe she’s not Molly’s replacement. Or is she? I dunno. That job description is somewhat vague, though it does mention that she has past experience as a sideline reporter. She’ll be doing a bit of everything, I guess, which is sort of the prerequisite to work in TV these days, unless you were lucky enough to be grandfathered into some bloated union contract while the rest of us hustled to do four jobs at once for half the money.

 

Anyway, Hatcher – no relation to Teri – starts on July 23rd. She played soccer in high school, so she’s good in my book.

Let’s give her a warm Philadelphia welcome:

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21 Responses

  1. she jumps near the top of the ranks of tv women in this city, although not sure if that’s a testament to her looks or an indictment of the on-air talent around here.

  2. I think after seeing these pics the petition to save Molly’s job should be taken down and shredded . I’d lick her puss after a game

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