Thursday, March 24, 2016

Nephew of Derby Family Wins Emmy Award

DERBY –The nephew of the well-known Nolan Family of Derby, Jack Nolan, certainly has something to write home about.
Photo Courtesy of UND's Website
Nolan, who is the talent and affiliate networks program director for Fighting Irish Media for the University of Notre Dame, won a regional Emmy Award for his work. Nolan received the award last November during the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmy was awarded to Nolan for ‘Outstanding Achievement for On-Camera Talent/Sports Anchor/Reporter/Play by Play.
Nolan’s uncle, Bob Nolan, a Derby native, said he couldn’t be more proud of his nephew, saying “Jack has really distinguished himself out there, and we are all so proud of him.”
Nolan is the great-grandson and shares the same name with Derby’s first police chief, Jack Nolan, along with former Derby Town Clerk Vincent Nolan.  

According to the University of Notre Dame’s website, Nolan is known as “the voice” of Notre Dame Athletics, and is in his 34th year of association with the UND athletics department. According to his UND biography, Nolan is the main talent for the video programming on the official Notre Dame athletics web site ( and coordinates the day-to-day operations of all of FIM's radio and TV programming, which includes the coaches' television and radio shows, the Official Notre Dame Football Postgame Show and the Notre Dame Basketball Radio Network. 
Nolan serves as the host of all of these shows, and he also does the radio play by play for the Notre Dame men's basketball team. The 2015-16 season marks Nolan's 34th year announcing Notre Dame basketball games on either radio or TV, making him one of the longest-tenured college basketball announcers in the country.
From 1982-2006, Nolan served as a sports and news anchor at WNDU-TV, the NBC affiliate in South Bend, and was involved in numerous award-winning productions that included his earning the Best Sports Play-By-Play award from the Indiana Associated Press seven times for his work on Notre Dame football telecasts and Notre Dame basketball TV and radio broadcasts. He also served as co-host of WNDU-AM's popular SportsTalk show from 1982 through 1999.
Before joining WNDU, Nolan served as a sports producer, reporter and anchor for Cable News Network (CNN) in Atlanta.
In 2013, Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey and Monogram Club President Dick Nussbaum presented Nolan with an Honorary Monogram.
Nolan earned a number of academic honors on the way to graduating from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 1981. Nolan is a native of Winchester, Mass., and is married to Detroit native Rhonda Brown, with whom he co-anchored WNDU-TV's NewsCenter 16 Sunday Morning Show between 1996 and 2002.
(Information shared from University of Notre Dame’s website)

1 comment:

Steve said...

On the home page teaser, please give this man a full head. Photo cropped to show only eyebrows on up.

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