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ESPN's Katie Nolan Calls Snapchat Version Of "SportsCenter" An "Evolving" Show

ESPN's Katie Nolan recently discussed the new "SportsCenter on Snapchat" effort and noted it is an "evolving show." Nolan is one of several hosts of the show, which is available at 5:00am and 5:00pm ET daily, and said on the "SI Media Podcast" that the "interesting thing for me has been how to make a show on something that not a lot of people have made a show on before." She said, "There's really no format to follow, and so you have to reinvent the wheel. The team they have is awesome, and they're all really young. ... They're all coming from a generation that uses this kind of stuff and they can have really interesting insight and they know how to play around with it." Nolan said launching the show on Snapchat "scared me at first because a) I didn't understand it, b) I didn't use it as often and c) I didn't know that I knew who was on it." She noted Snapchat has a predominantly young user base and said, "The kids are all about the Snapchat, but that is the scary thing about the kids -- tomorrow they could completely forget about the Snapchat" ("Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch," SI.com, 1/11).