Katie Nolan Is Headed to ESPN

As first reported by SI.com Wednesday morning, Katie Nolan has been hired by ESPN.

The network said in a statement that she will begin with the company on Oct. 16 and “will appear across multiple platforms in a variety of projects.”

“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,” said Connor Schell, executive vice president, content, ESPN.

Nolan said: “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.”

The popular personality recently asked for an early release from her FOX Sports contract, which was set 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.

The show was cancelled 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.