Who is 'Billions' star Dan Soder dating? Here's everything you need to know about ESPN host Katie Nolan
Dan Soder, known for his stint in 'Billions' is reportedly dating famous ESPN host Katie Nolan. While their representatives are yet to comment on it, Soder has worked with Nolan on 'Garbage Time', 'Always Late with Katie Nolan', and the 'Sports?' podcast, according to Page Six. While things may have turned romantic, does anybody remember Nolan landing her ESPN job? How did Nolan turn into a household name and face in sports media?
Nolan graduated from Hofstra University in 2009, according to Business Insider and started working as a bartender, she told Sports Illustrated in 2014, "By the way, I’m a really good bartender — that's the only skill I can confidently say I have." Her blog titled 'B***hes Can't Hang' gained her a lot of followers, but did you know she filmed that in her grandmother's condo? It was reported that Nolan was roped in to host 'Guyism' with her negotiation skills getting her a full-time job that paid her $30,000 annually.
While that was an intense rise to stardom, Nolan was invited by Fox Sports for an audition in 2013 — it was an on-air role. She ended up being hired for 'Crowd Goes Wild' with Regis Philbin. She told Sports Illustrated, "I was like, What the f**k? He’s still doing TV? I Googled him and found out he was 82. My grandmother is 82, and some days she doesn’t even put her teeth in." Then in 2014, Nolan's video about the Ray Rice domestic violence incident took off to reach a wide audience, with New York Times referencing the video.
"In her video on the NFL, Nolan of Fox Sports, said that until this changed — 'until women have a seat at the big-boy table' — not much else would," read an excerpt from the piece. While the video took social media by storm, media outlets now knew who Nolan was. In the upcoming spring season, Nolan had her own show titled 'Garbage Time with Katie Nolan' on Fox Sports. The show ended up winning a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Social TV Experience in the year 2016. The Atlantic praised the series, saying, "Garbage Time is a distillation of Nolan's witty, sometimes sarcastic, always hyper-knowledgeable sportscaster persona: a kinetic mix of commentary, scripted comedy and interviews peppered by off-screen laughs and jeers from her production crew."
With famous interviews such as Odell Beckham Jr and Snoop Dog under her belt, how did she go from Fox Sports to ESPN sensation? After the series was canceled by Fox Sports in February 2017. it was reported by Business Insider that Nolan had asked for an "early release from her contract." That October ESPN hired Nolan with Connor Schell, Network executive vice president saying, "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," according to an ESPN report.
Nolan began the filming of 'SportsCenter on Snapchat' in November 2017. The podcast 'Sports?' with Katie Nolan started with Nolan hosting in 2018 and later that year, 'Always Late with Katie Nolan' released.