A popular host who has been working at Fox Sports is making a move to ESPN after asking for an early release from her Fox Sports contract. ESPN confirmed that Katie Nolan is joining the network, Sports Illustrated reports.
In a statement, ESPN said Nolan will join the company Oct. 16. She will work on various projects across multiple platforms.
Said Connor Schell, executve VP of content for ESPN: “Katie is smart, dynamic and brings to ESPN a fresh perspective and a great sense of humor. She is a rare talent and will represent our brand incredibly well as we continue to expand across the digital space.”
Added Nolan: “I could not be more excited to have a prominent digital presence while also making appearances across ESPN studio programming. When I was a little girl, I always dreamed that one day announcements regarding my specific assignments would be forthcoming.”
Nolan’s Fox contract had been due to expire at the end of the year.
“Nolan got her start at FS1 in 2013 on the short lived ‘Crowd Goes Wild.’ She then hosted the weekly ‘Garbage Time’ beginning in March 2015 and won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Social TV Experience in 2016,” SI notes. “The show was canceled in early 2017, with FS1 promising the network was developing a new show for Nolan, but nothing ever materialized and she has been on the sidelines ever since.”