Is Katie Nolan joining ESPN?

Following months of speculation and a recent report that Katie Nolan had asked to be released early from her contract with Fox Sports, ESPN announced what everyone already expected: Nolan is joining the Worldwide Leader.

The announcement is the latest blow for a limping Fox Sports (which was unable or unwilling to use Nolan, a popular homegrown talent, yet somehow manages to find a place for flopsweating conspiracy enthusiast Jason Whitlock) and a boon to ESPN, a network desperately trying to stay relevant as sports fans increasingly get their sports news and highlights from social media.

In its announcement, ESPN said Nolan would be a “prominent digital presence while also making appearances across ESPN studio programming.”

Nolan—whose late night-styled monologues on her FS1 show Garbage Time addressed everything from chugging six beers to former NFL player Greg Hardy’s domestic violence—has a reputation as being funny, fearless, casual, quick-witted, and caustic. Read more at Deadspin.

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