On Wednesday, Katie Nolan announced that her time at ESPN had come to an end. She originally joined the company back in 2017.
I’ve thought about sending this tweet for weeks and I still have no clue how to make it not make you all roll your eyes. Alas: the obvious thing has happened. I no longer work at ESPN. I’m really grateful for my time here. I made incredible friendships and valuable mistakes.
— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) September 29, 2021
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise after Always Late, Nolan’s late night show, was cancelled last year during the early days of the pandemic. Last year, Nolan also revealed she had signed a new contract with ESPN just before Ashley Braband, her former podcast cohost and producer, was caught up in ESPN’s November layoffs.
So, what’s next for Nolan? Her follow-up tweets seem to indicate she’ll be continuing on in the podcast game (because, as we all know, everyone has a podcast) at some outlet. The Ringer and Meadowlark both seem like fits on paper, but we still seem to be pretty far away from Nolan making a decision about her next steps.