Conan Nolan Biography
Conan Nolan (Conan Patrick Nolan) is an American political reporter for KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, NBC-Universal’s flagship station for the western United States. He is also well known as the host of the station’s “News Conference” program, one of the nation’s longest running local political/public affairs shows. Started in 1966 by Tom Brokaw and Bob Abernethy, “News Conference” normally broadcasts Sunday mornings following “Meet the Press” in the Los Angeles market. Previous hosts have included Warren Olney, Linda Douglass, and Jess Marlow.
Conan Nolan Age
Nolan is from San Luis Obispo, California. There is no information about Dan’s age, and the place he was born though he is an American by birth.
Conan Nolan Family | Young
He was born to Thomas F. Nolan, a former US diplomat, was an unsuccessful candidate for the California State Senate in 1960. His father later taught Political Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His mother raised five children.
Conan Nolan Married | Wife
Nolan is married to Julie Dear Nolan, the pair have one son Jefferson, who currently works in media relations for the San Diego Padres.
Conan Nolan Education
Nolan was enrolled at San Luis Obispo High School and spent two years studying Journalism at Cal Poly SLO. He later volunteered at various radio stations and briefly hosted a program on public station KCBX-FM titled “Political Profile” where he interviewed such figures as Leon Panetta, at the time the Congressman for that region. Nolan later completed his degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis
Conan Nolan Career
Nolan’s first full-time broadcasting position was at KVEC-AM radio in San Luis Obispo where he served as the Assistant News Director. Two years later he moved to television, first as a weekday reporter and weekend sports anchor at KSBY-TV and then later moving to KSBW-TV in the Salinas/Monterey market. Among the stories he covered was actor Clint Eastwood’s campaign for Mayor of Carmel, California.
In July 1986 Nolan was hired by KNBC-TV News Director Tom Capra, the former executive producer of the Today Show and son of film director Frank Capra. Over the course of his career, he has covered numerous fires, floods, earthquakes, police chases, and riots. In 1989 he reported live for NBC News from Candlestick Park moments after the 7.2 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake (he had been on vacation attending the game).Conan Nolan
In 1992 he broke the investigation into singer/entertainer Michael Jackson by the Los Angeles Police Department and in 1994 reported live during the police pursuit while driving in front of O.J. Simpson’s white Ford Bronco. Nolan also reported from Iraq during “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, Pakistan during the war in Afghanistan, Lebanon during the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and in Kobe (1995) and Tokyo (2011) Japan following two massive Japanese earthquakes. He has also reported from Rome, Tel Aviv. Mexico City and the small island of Tuvalu in the South Pacific.
Nolan was selected in 2010 as the television “Journalist of the Year” for the Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has a Golden Mic award for a story chronicling the plight of Afghan refugee children along the Pakistani frontier and has a regional Emmy Award for a series on the small South Pacific island of Tuvalu in its struggle against global warming.
Conan Nolan Net Worth
Conan estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but he is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.