Katie Nolan admits she regrets her recent deal with ESPN in light of recent events.
The host of “Sports? with Katie Nolan” told fans she was blindsided by the network’s mass layoffs, which impacted her producer and co-host, Ashley Braband.
“We didn’t know this was happening,” Nolan said during Tuesday’s podcast. “Some of us didn’t know this was happening to the point where they recently signed a contract. And so we are now in a situation where this is the only thing I have to do, and now I have to do it alone, I think.”
Nolan agreed to her new ESPN contract before the layoffs.
“There was a lot to weigh with that,” Nolan said. “It’s also very difficult for me to have just told a company I’m going to be here for a little bit, and then have this happen in a situation where normally I’d be like, ‘Well, then I go.’ But now, I can’t do that.”
ESPN laid off 300 employees across its businesses, according to a memo obtained by The Post.
“Ashley’s reached a situation where she’s worked at this company for [13 years] now, and found out that she is done working here on her birthday which is cool,” Nolan said sarcastically.
Nolan, 33, joined ESPN in 2017 after a four-year stint with Fox Sports. She also hosts the series, “Always Late with Katie Nolan,” and frequently appears on other programming, such as “Highly Questionable” and “The Dan Le Batard Show.”
The Boston native also addressed fans on Reddit last week about the situation.
“I don’t know how or when yet, but we’re gonna figure something out and keep you all in the loop, I promise. We might not have new episodes next week — we’re not sure — but we won’t just disappear on you,” she wrote.
“We love you & we mean it. Sorry about the bummer news on a friday. Talk to you soon.”
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