Tappy joined the Eyewitness News team in 1985 and since 1996 has reported for Eyewitness News "7 on Your Side" consumer reports.
She has exposed exploitative talent agencies, cleared up a stalled worker's compensation case and got a disabled bus driver a needed back operation as well as her job back.
Tappy won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the Bensonhurst trial verdict, a Long Island Folio Award, and a New York State Broadcasters Award for her report on Plum Island, among others. In addition to her reporting for Eyewitness News, Tappy is also a freelance photographer with work published in "The New York Times" and "Esquire."
Tappy graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in mass communications and philosophy.