Sports | October 5, 2017 11:11 am

Fox Sports Funny Woman Katie Nolan Is Headed to ESPN

Nolan will start at ESPN Oct. 16.

Katie Nolan, who is popular on social media and is best known for her comedic takes on the intersection between sports and pop culture, is heading to ESPN. 

Starting October 16, Nolan will be working for and will also make appearances during ESPN studio programming, according to TVNewser

Connor Schell, executive vice president, content, ESPN, said in a statement that Nolan is “smart, dynamic and brings to ESPN a fresh perspective and a great sense of humor.” He also called her a “rare talent” and said she will help the company as ESPN expands in the digital world, reports TVNewser. 

Nolan, who is 30, said that she “could not be more excited to have a prominent digital presence” and also make appearances across ESPN studio programming, according to TVNewser. She also said that she always dreamed about having this announcement come out one day.

Most recently, Nolan was host of the FS1 weekly late-night talk program Garbage Time. She won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Social Experience, TVNewser reports. The show ended in February and was not renewed. She has also hosted various editions of NFL Films Presents and worked for, producing and hosting various digital videos.

Before FS1, Nolan was on Fox Sports 1 in 2013 as a digital correspondent for Crowd Goes Wild, the sports and pop culture panel program.