Katie Nolan

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Katie Nolan
Katherine Beth Nolan

(1987-01-28) January 28, 1987 (age 32)
EducationHofstra University (B.A., public relations, 2009)
OccupationTelevision host, Comedian, Internet personality
Notable credit(s)
Crowd Goes Wild
No Filter with Katie Nolan
Touchdown in Israel
Garbage Time with Katie Nolan
NFL Films Presents
The Garbage Time Podcast with Katie Nolan
SportsCenter on Snapchat
Always Late w/ Katie Nolan''
Pardon My Take Recurring Guest

Katherine Beth Nolan (born January 28, 1987) is an American sports personality, and television host on ESPN. She currently hosts Always Late with Katie Nolan, and formerly hosted Fox Sports' weekly series Garbage Time with Katie Nolan. She won a Sports Emmy Award in 2016 for Garbage Time and was nominated for another in 2019 for Always Late.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

After graduating from Framingham High School in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 2005,[3][4] Nolan received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a minor in Dance from Hofstra University in 2009.[5][6]


While bartending in Boston at the White Horse Tavern, she started a blog called Bitches Can't Hang, which focused on pop culture and news.[7] In 2011, Nolan began working with Guyism, part of Fox Sports' Yardbarker network, where she produced and hosted the YouTube series Guyism Speed Round.[8]

Fox Sports[edit]

Nolan joined Fox Sports 1 in August 2013 as a digital correspondent for Crowd Goes Wild, a sports/entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin.[9][10] Nolan also hosted the FoxSports.com web series No Filter with Katie Nolan. A September 2014 video featuring commentary on the Ray Rice domestic violence incident was picked up by New York Times[11] and received praise in multiple media outlets.[12][13][14] Nolan appeared as a panelist on a January 2015 episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.[15]

She was formerly the host of the weekly Fox Sports 1 show Garbage Time with Katie Nolan, which premiered on March 15, 2015.[16] Deadspin praised Nolan's April 12, 2015, piece, criticizing the blog posting called "How to land a husband at the Masters" which appeared on a fellow Fox reporter's blog.[17] Garbage Time won a Sports Emmy for 'Outstanding Social TV Experience' on May 10, 2016.[18]

In September 2016, Nolan began hosting NFL Films Presents airing on Fox Sports 1. NFL and Fox Sports 1 made a joint decision to choose Nolan as the new host.[19]

On February 23, 2017, it was announced that Garbage Time would either be retooled from its current format, or Fox Sports would find a new hosting vehicle for Nolan.[20] After seven months without a show, Nolan left Fox Sports in September 2017.[21]


On October 4, 2017, ESPN announced the hiring of Nolan, who will appear across ESPN studio programming and have a digital presence.[22] She made her debut as a guest panelist on ESPN's Highly Questionable on October 19, 2017; she has since guest-hosted that show several times, and appeared on the sister radio show The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz.[23] In early November 2017, it was announced that Nolan would be doing a podcast with ESPN beginning in January in addition to a digital show later.[24] In November, she began as one of the hosts of SportsCenter on Snapchat.[25]

In 2018, she began hosting a weekly ESPN podcast, Sports? with Katie Nolan.[26] In September 2018, her ESPN+ series Always Late with Katie Nolan launched; a 'best of the year' episode aired on the main ABC network on December 30, 2018.[7][27][28][29]

Other work[edit]

In December 2015, Nolan teamed up with United Airlines for a new web-based series of videos titled "Big Metal Bird",[30] which explains some of the inner workings of various facets of United Airlines. The premiere episode debuted on December 15, 2015 and explained how United's baggage handling system operates. Future episodes are intended to address customer feedback that United has received.[31]

Nolan has appeared in three episodes of the Comedy Central program Drunk History. On October 18, 2016, she narrated the story of Theodore Roosevelt's campaign for rule changes in football due to the violence of the game in the early 1900’s. On February 13, 2018, she narrated the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem.[32] On January 30, 2019, she talked about the Black Sox Scandal involving the fixing of the 1919 World Series.[33]

Katie Nolan is also the Guinness World Record holder for most donuts stacked in a tower while blindfolded (seven), doing so on the November 7, 2018 episode of Always Late.[34]


  1. ^ "Katie Nolan Won a Sports Emmy". The Big Lead. May 11, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "40th Annual Sports Emmy Nominations Announced – The Emmys". emmyonline.tv. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  3. ^ "Katie Nolan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  4. ^ "Q&A with 'Garbage Time' host Katie Nolan". Newsday. Newsday. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Finn, Chad. "Fearless Katie Nolan speaks hard truths about sports on 'Garbage Time,'" The Boston Globe, Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
  6. ^ "Comm Alum's Star Rises with New National Cable Show – News - Hofstra University, New York". news.hofstra.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Skipper, Clay (October 29, 2018). "Katie Nolan Is Ready to Put It All Out There". GQ. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  8. ^ Dickey, Jack (November 19, 2014). "Katie Nolan on bartending, Regis and "tweeter" and one-upping Bumgarner". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  9. ^ Cardillo, Mike (March 6, 2014). "Katie Nolan Talks Slamming Rick Reilly, Teaching Regis How to Use the Internet and Why She Doesn't Have a Wikipedia Page". The Big Lead (USA Today). Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  10. ^ Lowry, Brian (August 19, 2013). "TV Review: 'Fox Sports 1's Crowd Goes Wild'". Variety. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  11. ^ Mahler, Jonathan (September 21, 2014). "In Coverage of N.F.L. Scandals, Female Voices Puncture the Din". The New York Times. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  12. ^ Maine, D'Arcy (September 11, 2014). "Standing Ovation For Katie Nolan's Stance On Ray Rice Situation". ESPNW. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  13. ^ McKeever, Mare (September 11, 2014). "Fox Sports' Katie Nolan on why not to boycott NFL because of Ray Rice". Philly.com. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  14. ^ Bailey, Alyssa (September 11, 2014). "Fox Anchorwoman Accuses Sports Media of Sexism". Elle. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  15. ^ "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Season 1, Episode 8". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  16. ^ Dougherty, Pete (February 18, 2015). "FS1 creates show for Nolan, hires Balboni from ESPN". The Times Union. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  17. ^ Timothy Burke (April 13, 2015). "Katie Nolan Devastates Co-Worker's Horrible Blog On Garbage Time". Deadspin.com. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  18. ^ "Katie Nolan Wins Sports Emmy".
  19. ^ Ben Koo (September 8, 2016). "Katie Nolan is the New Host of NFL Films Presents, so why isn't Fox Promoting it?". AwfulAnnouncing.com. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  20. ^ "FS1 has plans for 'five times as much Katie Nolan'". February 24, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  21. ^ Tornoe, Rob. "Katie Nolan headed to ESPN". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved October 9, 2017.
  22. ^ Bonesteel, Matt. "To the surprise of no one, ESPN is hiring Katie Nolan". washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  23. ^ "Katie Nolan started her ESPN career by reminding everyone that she's from Boston". October 19, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  24. ^ "Katie Nolan getting her own podcast, digital show on ESPN". Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  25. ^ "What does ESPN hope to accomplish with SportsCenter on Snapchat?". November 15, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  26. ^ "Sports? with Katie Nolan Show - PodCenter - ESPN Radio". ESPN Radio. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  27. ^ "New ESPN digital shows include Katie Nolan late night show, daily SportsCenter series in ESPN app". Awful Announcing. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  28. ^ Nast, Condé. "Katie Nolan Is Ready to Put It All Out There". GQ. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  29. ^ Episode dated 5 September 2018, retrieved April 29, 2019
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  31. ^ "FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - Introducing Big Metal Bird". www.flyertalk.com. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  32. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/drunk-history-abbi-jacobson-as-gloria-steinem-at-playboy-w516662
  33. ^ https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/tv/ct-ent-drunk-history-black-sox-scandal-20190128-story.html
  34. ^ https://newsdaily.today/katie-nolan-stacks-doughnuts-blindfolded-for-guinness-world-record-always-late-with-katie-nolan-8/

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