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Dallas Morning News | Austin, Texas

Political Reporter                                                      June 2024 - Present

The Messenger | Washington, D.C.

Congressional Reporter                                  April 2023 - January 2024

Los Angeles Times | Washington, D.C.

Congressional Reporter                               September 2021 - April 2023

POLITICO | Washington, D.C. 

Race and Policy Reporter                      January 2021 - September 2021

National Political Reporter                     January 2019 - December 2020

Congressional Reporter                          January 2018 - December 2018

White House Reporter                                  July 2017 - December 2017

Breaking News Reporter                                  January 2016 - July 2017

Fellow                                                 December 2014 - December 2015

FAMU News 20 at Five | Tallahassee, Fla.

Producer                                                   August 2014 - December 2014

POLITICO Journalism Institute | Washington, D.C.

Fellow                                          July 2014 - August 2014

The News & Observer | Raleigh, N.C.

Sports Intern                                                          May 2014 - July 2014

The Famuan | Tallahassee, Fla.

Editor-in-Chief                                                      May 2013 - May 2014

Copy Desk Chief                                            October 2012 - April 2013

Circulation Manager                                                           October 2012

Assistant Copy Editor                                  August 2012 - October 2012

Ocala Style Magazine | Ocala, Fla.

Intern                                                                    July 2012-August 2012

President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

Senate Republicans Sour on Biden Impeachment: ‘They’ve Got Nothing’ (Jan. 23, 2024)

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio)

Meet the ‘Crypto King’ of Congress (Jan. 12, 2024)

Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-Calif.)

Two California Lawmakers Who Are Colleagues and Roommates in Washington (Jan. 4, 2024)

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Senate GOP Women Gush Over Nikki Haley. Why No Endorsements? (Nov. 29, 2023)

President Joe Biden

Congressional Democrats Dismiss Biden’s Poor Polling One Year Out From Election Day (Nov. 6, 2023)

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.)

Biden Is in Danger of Losing in 2024 if He Doesn’t Embrace ‘The Squad,’ Progressive Democrat Warns (Aug. 23, 2023)

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)

McCarthy’s Moment: How He Avoided Catastrophe and Dodged a Revolt (May 31, 2023)

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.)

How Democrats Are Planning To Take Back The House In 2024 (May 27, 2023)

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

‘I’m emancipated now’: Nancy Pelosi enjoying life after leadership (March 20, 2023)

Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Calif.)

‘This is chaos’: What it’s like to be a brand-new L.A. representative amid the McCarthy speaker madness (Jan. 6, 2023)

California state Sen. Steven Bradford

Democrats seek to end California’s drought of Black men in Congress (June 3, 2022)

Buffalo, N.Y.

Black residents want Biden to call out racism and white supremacy in Buffalo visit (May 16, 2022)

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)

Marathon McCarthy speech highlights GOP leader’s play for speaker (Nov. 19, 2021)

Former Rep. Julian Dixon (D-Calif.)

It has been 20 years since a Black man represented California in Congress (Nov. 3, 2021)

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

Trump’s false election fraud claims fuel Michigan GOP meltdown (July 30, 2021)

Demonstrators protest legislation in Georgia

All eyes are on Georgia. Again. (April 4, 2021)

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.)

Warnock win puts spotlight on Senate’s shortcomings (Jan. 8, 2021)

Former President Donald Trump

‘It was great’: In leaked audio, Trump hailed low Black turnout in 2016 (Aug. 21, 2020)

Then-former Vice President Joe Biden

Hispanic lawmakers eye leap to Biden (Sept. 30, 2019)

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Joe Biden took questions from black reporters for 90 minutes. He did not disappoint. (Aug. 27, 2019)

Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.)

Hickenlooper campaign in shambles (July 2, 2019)

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

‘The epitome of privilege’: Booker supporters seethe over Buttigieg mania (May 13, 2019)

Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Buttigieg confronts his black voter problem (May 6, 2019)

Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas)

O’Rourke meets with Schumer to discuss 2020 Senate bid (Feb. 13, 2019)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

Graham plays both sides of Trump-McCain feud (Aug. 28, 2018)

Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.)

‘It’s almost nasty’: Dems seek crackdown on sleeping in the Capitol (March 6, 2018)

Nolan is an Austin, Texas-based political reporter at the Dallas Morning News, where he covers state politics.

Before moving to Texas in June 2024, he spent the bulk of his career in Washington, D.C., working for a trio of outlets.

At the news startup The Messenger, which shut down in January 2024, Nolan largely covered Congress but also spent a brief stint reporting on legal affairs.

Prior to joining The Messenger in April 2023, he spent a year and a half as a congressional reporter in the Los Angeles Times' Washington bureau and nearly seven years at POLITICO, where he held multiple roles as a newsroom fellow, breaking news reporter, congressional reporter, White House reporter and presidential campaign reporter before reporting on Covid-19 and the intersection of race and policy.

His introduction to POLITICO came as an inaugural member of its annual journalism institute in the summer of 2014. He joined the company later that year shortly after graduating from Florida A&M University, where he majored in broadcast journalism. 

Nolan is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and has served as deputy chair of NABJ's Political Task Force since August 2019.​



Washington Association of Black Journalists' Young Journalist of Excellence


Eustis African-American Celebration Committee Outstanding Achiever in Journalism


National Press Foundation Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow


POLITICO Journalism Institute Emerging Communicator

HBCU Buzz Top 30 Under 30 (No. 24)



Nefertiti Williams Student Journalist of the Year


Courtney Simms Vision Award

The Famuan Legacy Award

Chips Quinn Scholar

Scripps Howard Multimedia Fellow

Southeast Journalism Conference College Journalist of the Year (3rd)

SEJC Best College Newspaper Website (2nd)

SEJC Best Special Events Reporting (10th)

Black College Communications Association Best Sports Feature (1st)

BCCA Best Headline Writing (3rd)


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