Katie Nolan to Leave Fox Sports for ESPN

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Katie Nolan is departing Fox Sports for ESPN. It’s a rare move these days for talent to move in this direction, as mass layoffs due to cord-cutting and a strict Disney corporate culture have sent more than a handful of ESPN vets over to Fox.

Beginning October 16, Nolan will “appear across multiple platforms in a variety of projects,” per ESPN’s official announcement. “She will have a prominent digital presence while also making appearances across ESPN studio programming.”

“Katie is smart, dynamic and brings to ESPN a fresh perspective and a great sense of humor,” said Connor Schell, executive vice president, content, ESPN. “She is a rare talent and will represent our brand incredibly well as we continue to expand across the digital space.”

“I could not be more excited to have a prominent digital presence while also making appearances across ESPN studio programming,” Nolan added. “When I was a little girl, I always dreamed that one day announcements regarding my specific assignments would be forthcoming.”

That last part is a (pretty solid) joke about this line in Wednesday’s media release: “Announcements regarding her specific assignments are forthcoming.”

Nolan most recently hosted Fox Sports 1’s “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan,” which won a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Social TV Experience. Nolan joined FS1 in 2013 as a digital correspondent for the sports and pop culture show “Crowd Goes Wild.” She recently hosted “NFL Films Presents” and has previously produced and hosted various digital videos for FoxSports.com.

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