For shaking up sports
Katie Nolan is the host of Garbage Time with Katie Nolan, FS1's late-night sports-comedy mashup show with a feminist bent. She's the only woman in the U.S. to host a nationally televised sport opinion show solo. Nolan is a native of Framingham, Mass. (which is to say, a diehard Boston sports fan) and a graduate of Hofstra University, where she majored in public relations and minored in dance. After failing to find career traction in Manhattan post-graduation, she returned home in 2010 and became a bartender at the White Horse Tavern outside of Boston. As a creative outlet, she began posting videos on YouTube, and in 2011 landed a side gig as a vlogger for the pop-culture website Guyism.com. She gained a following and was eventually hired by Fox Sports 1 (now known as FS1) as a digital correspondent and co-host of Crowd Goes Wild. Garbage Time--whose guests have included NBA star Kevin Durant, Oklahoma Sooners football coach Bob Stoops, the film Creed’s Michael B. Jordan, U.S. Women’s Soccer World Cup champion Alex Morgan, and many more--premiered in March 2015. Nolan, who also hosts the Garbage Time podcast, has won acclaim for her cutting takedown of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy and the NFL's handling of his suspension and return to play following domestic assault charges, which were settled out of court, among other acts of violence and sexism in sports. Her show was nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards and was named Best New Sports Show at the 2016 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards.