Who is Jason Whitlock?

Jason Lee Whitlock was born in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, on 27 April 1967 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American nationality. He’s a sports journalist and culture critic, who’s probably known best for the work which he’s done for the conservative media company Blaze Media, especially for hosting his own show “Fearless with Jason Whitlock”.

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Who is Katie Nolan?

Katherine Beth ‘Katie’ Nolan was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 28 January 1987 – her zodiac sign is Aquarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s a TV sports show host and former podcast host, who’s probably known best for having hosted the weekly ESPN podcast “Sports? With Katie Nolan”.

Feud between Jason and Katie

The American sports analyst Doug Gottlieb wrote a column on the sports website Outkick, claiming that the journalist Maria Taylor was hired by ESPN to work as their host only because she’s attractive; he claimed that it was her first year of being a journalist, and that although she works very hard, she has no real knowledge of National Basketball Association (NBA). Maria was the first person to respond to this, stating that she was a former basketball player, and thus has a lot of knowledge in the field.

Jason defended Doug by tweeting that Katie was once a bartender, and became a ‘seven-figure personality and Emmy Award-winner’ only because of her beauty; he called her humor pedestrian, and pointed out her inability to execute live television.

Katie responded with a short tweet, and then locked her Twitter account because she knew that numerous people would want to take part in this altercation.

More about Katie

Katie was raised in Framingham, Massachusetts alongside her brother Kevin, by their parents about whom little is known as Katie respects their privacy, however, she’s still uploaded a couple of pictures featuring them onto her Instagram account.

Katie became interested in rhythmic gymnastics when she was around five years old, and was ten when she competed at the Junior Olympics and won a gold medal. She went on to attend Framingham High School, and upon matriculating in 2005, enrolled at Hofstra University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations in 2009.

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Katie spent the following two years working as a bartender in Boston, Massachusetts, and it was in 2011 that she launched her blog “Bitches Can’t Hang”, onto which she uploaded her news and pop culture columns. She then began producing and hosting the YouTube show “Guyism Speed Round”, and this led to her being hired by Fox Sports 1 in August 2013.

Katie worked as a digital correspondent for the show “Crowd Goes Wild”, and then started hosting the web show “No Filter with Katie Nolan”. She gained recognition in September 2014, when she covered the Raymell Rice domestic violence incident, while her column was published by the daily newspaper “The New York Times”.

She began hosting “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan” on 15 March 2015, and on 10 May 2016 was presented with a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Social TV Experience.

Katie was chosen by both Fox Sports 1 and NFL as the new host of “NFL Films Presents” in September 2016, but quit Fox Sports a year later.

In 2017, Katie joined ESPN and made her debut appearance on the show “Highly Questionable” on 19 October. She began hosting the shows “Sports? with Katie Nolan” and “Always Late with Katie Nolan” in 2018 – on 29 September 2021, Katie revealed that she was leaving ESPN.

In January 2022, she started working for NBC Sports, and was just in time to cover the 2022 Winter Olympics.

More about Jason

Jason was raised in Indianapolis alongside his brother James Whitlock II, by their father James and their mother Joyce Whitlock; little is known about Jason’s family, as he respects their privacy, but it’s believed that his father was also a journalist, thus his interest in it, and that his mother was a teacher.

Jason became interested in journalism when he was around 13 years old, mostly because he watched the news with his family every day. He studied at a local high school, and played a couple of sports during his four years there, while he also enjoyed appearing in school plays and practicing creative writing. Jason matriculated in 1985, and then enrolled at Ball State University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989.

His first job was when he moved to Bloomington, Indiana and was employed part-time at the daily newspaper “The Herald-Times”, while his first full-time job was when he was hired by the magazine “The Charlotte Observer” as their reporter; Jason held a job for a year, then in 1992 he joined the newspaper “The Ann Arbor News” as their reporter, and the following two years saw him cover the University of Michigan.

Jason started working for the newspaper “The Kansas City Star” in 1994, a job which required him to move to Kansas, Missouri – he was suspended four years later, after heckling fans during a football game. On 7 March 2008, he was presented with the National Journalism Award by the Scripps Howard Foundation, winning $10,000; he left “Kansas City Star” in August 2010.

Jason had also done some work for ESPN in the 2000s: he wrote columns for their website’s Page 2, and guest-hosted many of their TV shows, such as “Pardon the Interruption” and “Jim Rome Is Burning”, also serving as a fill-in host for “The Jim Rome Show”, and was a regular on “The Sports Reporters”.

He joined Fox Sports in August 2007, writing columns for their website, and attracted a lot of attention on 10 February 2012, when he tweeted ‘some lucky lady in NYC is gonna feel a couple inches of pain tonight’ after Jeremy Lin helped the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New York Knicks.

He was to return to ESPN in 2013, and his website The Undefeated.com was to be launched in 2015, however, in October 2015, it was revealed that Jason wouldn’t be employed there anymore. He began hosting the show “Speak for Yourself with Cowherd and Whitlock” on Fox Sports 1 in 2016; it was announced on 1 June 2020 that Jason’s contract wouldn’t be renewed.

He wrote his first AOL Sports column on 29 September 2006, and has since been working with them.

Most recently, since June 2021, Jason has been hosting “Fearless with Jason Whitlock” for Blaze Media.

He has written columns for various other publications, including “The Sporting News”, “Playboy” and “Vibe”.

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