Michele Tafoya Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth

Michele Tafoya is an Emmy Award Winning Journalist who currently hosts “The Michele Tafoya Podcast”; all the episodes are available on the Spotify platform. She has spent almost three decades in news and reporting from which she has officially retired from professional tasks. Her last job was with NBC where she worked as a freelance reporter.

Michele Tafoya Net Worth

Michele Tafoya is a well-known TV personality and Five-time Sports Emmy Award winner. She is currently hosting “The Michele Tafoya” podcast. Previously, Michele earned her income from working as a reporter for News channels like CBS Sports, ESPN, ABC Sports, and NBC Sports. She also works for WCCO and KQRS Radio. Michele Tafoya has a net worth as high as $2 million.

Net Worth: $2 Million
Real Name: Michele Tafoya
Birth Date: December 17, 1964
Age (as of 2024): 59 Years
Birth Place: Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Height: 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Husband: Mark Vandersall

Early Life

Michele Tafoya was born on 17th December 1964 (age 59 years) in Manhattan Beach, California, United States. Talking about her educational background, she attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California.

Michele received a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1988. She attended the University of Southern California and received a master’s degree in business administration in 1991.


Michele started working as a host/reporter for KFAN-AM in Minneapolis. She covered news for the Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team there. Michele then worked for the Midwest Sports Channel and served as host and sideline reporter for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Additionally, she served as a commentator for women’s Big Ten basketball and volleyball. Michele worked as a sports anchor and reporter at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. She then worked for CBS Sports from 1994 to 1994. During that period, Michele worked as a reporter for college football games and hosted the show CBS Sports Spectacular. Furthermore, she covered the 1994 U.S. Open Tennis champions.


Michele joined ESPN in Jan. 2001. She served as a co-host for the Mike Tirico Show on ESPN radio. Michele also covered ESPN’s Monday Night Football in 2006 as a sideline reporter. Additionally, she served as a sideline reporter for ABC Sports’ Monday Night Football during two seasons, including – the 2004 NFL season and the 2005 NFL season.

From 2009 to Jan. 2012, she was a radio host for WCCO-AM. She was co-host for “The KQ Morning Show” on KQRS-FM until March 2020. In May 2011, Michele joined the NBC Sports Group. She started working as a sideline reporter for NBC Sunday Night Football.

She covered swimming-related news during the Summer Olympics for NBC. Some of her news coverage work includes – NBC’s broadcasts of Super Bowl XLVI, XLIX, LII, and LVI. She supports ABC’s coverage of Super Bowl XL in Detroit alongside Suzy Kolber. After ten years of working, she left NBC Sports in Feb 2022.

Michele Tafoya then stepped into politics. She joined Republican Minnesota candidate Kendall Qualls’s campaign as co-chair. In May 2022, she joined the Salem Podcast Network to host a new podcast called “Sideline Sanity”. She recently appeared as a guest host on The Daily Wire’s news podcast “Morning Wire.”

Awards & Honors

Michele received various awards & honors for her work as a Sideline Reporter. It includes – The Sports Emmy Award” five times in the “Outstanding Sports Personality” category, Sports Reporter in 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019, and 2021.

Personal Life

Michele Tafoya is a happily married woman. She tied the wedding knot with a handsome man, Mark Vandersall, in 2000. Her husband, Mark Vandersall, is a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. He manages his office, Vandersall & Associates. The couple have a son and an adopted daughter.

Her son Tyler Bruce Vandersall was born in 2005. They adopted a daughter, “Olivia” from Colombia in 2009 as a newborn. Michele Tafoya, her husband, Mark, and their children are currently enjoying their living in Edina, Minnesota.

Social Media

She is popular and active on social media platforms. She has verified her Twitter account with the username @Michele_Tafoya. Michele has 135.4K Followers on her verified Twitter account. She has 26.5K followers on her Instagram account with the username @realmicheletafoya. She has 7,512 followers on her LinkedIn account. She is mentioned on the IMDb page.

She is also a popular YouTuber. She started her YouTube channel, @michele-tafoya, on 20th May 2022. Michele has 12.3K subscribers and 486 videos on her YouTube. She has 559 followers and two followings on Michele Tafoya Podcast’s Facebook page.

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