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.
Recently, Phillips has followed a doctor from Bensonhurst, New York who has refused to give his patients their mammograms. For over eleven months, Tappy and WABC has continued to investigate the culprit, Dr. Florentine and his brother. On July 23, it was reported that the doctors were arrested, all without returning the mammograms to the women.