Children are told from a young age to aim high and, one day, with enough hard work, they can achieve their career goals. It took Taryn Hatcher a lot less time than most.
The 26-year-old reached her dream of being an NHL broadcaster this season when she became the first woman to be a permanent fixture on the Philadelphia Flyers’ broadcast team, serving as the off-ice reporter for NBC Sports Philadelphia. The native of Delran, N.J., has been a hockey fan her entire life and always dreamed of broadcasting her favorite sport and favorite team. “We watched hockey as a family,” she said, “We grew up watching a lot of Flyers hockey, we grew up going to a lot of games.”
Hatcher has been watching sports for as long as she can remember. When she was 10, she was watching a Duke-UNC basketball game ...
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Alan Bass is a New Jersey-based freelance writer who has written for outlets such as The Hockey News, Inside Hockey and Pro Hockey News since 2008.