Don’t Be That Guy At Your Fantasy Football Draft, Thanks Katie Nolan


We have to admit, Fox Sports 1’s Katie Nolan is gaining our attention. The network’s launch and its original programming haven’t overly impressed us. But, if Nolan gets more air time and a new time slot, the network could thrive. Nolan is personable, doesn’t take herself too seriously, and conducts unique celebrity interviews. Here’s Nolan breaking down the return of the NFL season and the most overused terms used at your fantasy football draft. You can tell Nolan has a great sense of humor, and genuinely likes what she does.

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Nolan was joined by some of her Fox Sports colleagues, including Curt Menefee, Jay Glazer, Colin Cowherd, and Matt Leinart give their best impressions of “That Guy” in your Fantasy Football draft. You know that guy. The wannabe general manager whose been mock drafting since June. Or even worse, the player who asks if Peyton Manning is still available. A few words of advice to fellow drafters–don’t be that guy.

Who Exactly is Katie Nolan?

Nolan grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a big New England Patriots fan. In her youth, Katie was a competitive rhythmic gymnast and a Junior Olympic Gold Medalist in the sport, and will forever remain a die-hard Boston Sports fan. Nolan attended Framingham High School before graduating from Hofstra University on Long Island with a degree in Public Relations.

Nolan got her start in media writing and editing digital content for Her sense of humor led to her hosting the website’s daily internet skewering news shows “Speed Round.” Nolan joined Fox Sports 1 in 2013 as a digital correspondent for the sports and pop culture show Crowd Goes Wild. Katie also produced and hosted her own digital show, No Filter, covering daily sports topics with her distinctive brand of humor.

Nolan looks have gotten her noticed, naturally. But you’re doing yourself a disservice if you just label her another pretty face. She is earning her respect in the industry for her unapologetic view of sports and in particular domestic violence. One of the videos she produced for Fox Sports, a blistering commentary on the media’s responsibility in the NFL’s handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident, earned her widespread praise and cemented the importance of her voice in sports media.

If you want to find out more about Nolan’s career, listen to her chat with SI’s Richard Deitsch.