Katie Nolan

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Katie Nolan
Born
Katherine Beth Nolan

(1987-01-28) January 28, 1987 (age 31)
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

Katherine Beth Nolan (born January 28, 1987) is an American sports personality, and television host on ESPN. Nolan formerly hosted Fox Sports' weekly series Garbage Time with Katie Nolan, which won a Sports Emmy Award in 2016.

Early life[edit]

After graduating from Framingham High School in Framingham, Massachusetts, in 2005,[1][2] Nolan received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a minor in Dance from Hofstra University in 2009.[3][4]

Career[edit]

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. In 2011, Nolan began working with Guyism, part of Fox Sports' Yardbarker network, where she produced and hosted the YouTube series Guyism Speed Round.[5]

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.[6][7] 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[8] and received praise in multiple media outlets.[9][10][11] Nolan appeared as a panelist on a January 2015 episode of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.[12]

She was formerly the host of the weekly Fox Sports 1 show Garbage Time with Katie Nolan, which premiered on March 15, 2015.[13] 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.[14] Garbage Time won a Sports Emmy for 'Outstanding Social TV Experience' on May 10, 2016.[15]

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.[16]

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.[17] After seven months without a show, Nolan left Fox Sports in September 2017.[18]

ESPN[edit]

On October 4, 2017, ESPN announced the hiring of Nolan, who will appear across ESPN studio programming and have a digital presence.[19] She made her debut as a guest panelist on ESPN's Highly Questionable on October 19, 2017.[20] 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.[21] In November, she began as one of the hosts of SportsCenter on Snapchat.[22] In 2018, she began hosting a new ESPN podcast called Sports? with Katie Nolan.[23] In early May 2018 her aforementioned digital show was announced to be in production soon. The show is titled Always Late with Katie Nolan and is on ESPN+.[24]

Other work[edit]

In December 2015, Nolan teamed up with United Airlines for a new web-based series of videos titled Big Metal Bird,[25] 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.[26]

Nolan was featured in an episode of the Comedy Central program Drunk History on October 18, 2016, narrating how Theodore Roosevelt campaigned for rule changes in football due to the violence of the game in the 1900s. On February 13, 2018, Nolan was featured in another episode of Drunk History and narrated the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem.[27]

Katie Nolan is also the Guinness World Record holder for most donuts stacked in a tower while blindfolded. She broke the record with 7 on November 7, 2018 on her show, Always Late with Katie Nolan.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Katie Nolan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  2. ^ "Q&A with 'Garbage Time' host Katie Nolan". Newsday. Newsday. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  3. ^ Finn, Chad. "Fearless Katie Nolan speaks hard truths about sports on 'Garbage Time,'" The Boston Globe, Wednesday, January 27, 2016.
  4. ^ "Comm Alum's Star Rises with New National Cable Show – News - Hofstra University, New York". news.hofstra.edu. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  5. ^ Dickey, Jack (November 19, 2014). "Katie Nolan on bartending, Regis and "tweeter" and one-upping Bumgarner". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Lowry, Brian (August 19, 2013). "TV Review: 'Fox Sports 1's Crowd Goes Wild'". Variety. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Maine, D'Arcy (September 11, 2014). "Standing Ovation For Katie Nolan's Stance On Ray Rice Situation". ESPNW. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Bailey, Alyssa (September 11, 2014). "Fox Anchorwoman Accuses Sports Media of Sexism". Elle. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: Season 1, Episode 8". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  13. ^ Dougherty, Pete (February 18, 2015). "FS1 creates show for Nolan, hires Balboni from ESPN". The Times Union. Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  14. ^ Timothy Burke (April 13, 2015). "Katie Nolan Devastates Co-Worker's Horrible Blog On Garbage Time". Deadspin.com. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  15. ^ "Katie Nolan Wins Sports Emmy".
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "FS1 has plans for 'five times as much Katie Nolan'". 24 February 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  18. ^ Tornoe, Rob. "Katie Nolan headed to ESPN". philly.com. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  19. ^ Bonesteel, Matt. "To the surprise of no one, ESPN is hiring Katie Nolan". washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Katie Nolan started her ESPN career by reminding everyone that she's from Boston". 19 October 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  21. ^ "Katie Nolan getting her own podcast, digital show on ESPN". Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  22. ^ "What does ESPN hope to accomplish with SportsCenter on Snapchat?". 15 November 2017. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  23. ^ "Sports? with Katie Nolan Show - PodCenter - ESPN Radio". ESPN Radio. Retrieved 2018-01-28.
  24. ^ "New ESPN digital shows include Katie Nolan late night show, daily SportsCenter series in ESPN app". Awful Announcing. Retrieved 2018-05-05.
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  26. ^ "FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - Introducing Big Metal Bird". www.flyertalk.com. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  27. ^ https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/drunk-history-abbi-jacobson-as-gloria-steinem-at-playboy-w516662
  28. ^ https://newsdaily.today/katie-nolan-stacks-doughnuts-blindfolded-for-guinness-world-record-always-late-with-katie-nolan-8/

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