Conan Nolan is a political reporter for NBC4 Southern Calfiornia and anchor of 'News Conference,' the longest running political/public affairs program in Southern California television. Joining the station nearly 25 years ago, Nolan's most recent news stories can be seen here.
Nolan has covered scores of news stories that have had a profound impact on the region, the state and the nation – from Earthquakes (he was at the World Series in San Francisco during the 7.0 Loma Prieta quake) to fires (most recently the Station Fire in the San Gabriel mountains) to freeway pursuits (he reported live while driving in front of O.J. Simpson's white Ford Bronco).
As NBC4's political reporter, Nolan covers state and local politics and is well-known for his interviews with top political leaders on 'News Conference,' which airs Sundays at 9 a.m.
Nolan has also reported on behalf of NBC News from Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and from Pakistan and the Afghan border during the invasion of Afghanistan. He also reported from Rome on the death of Pope John Paul the Second and from Lebanon on Arab reaction to the anniversary of September 11th. He received an Emmy Award for his reports on child refugees in the Pakistani frontier and a Golden Mike Award for a report on the South Pacific island nation of Tuvalu and the consequences of global warming.
Prior to joining NBC4, Nolan was a general assignment reporter at KSBW-TV, the NBC affiliate in Salinas, California. In 1981, he worked as a news reporter and weekend sports anchor for KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo. Prior to that, he served as the assistant news director for KVEC-AM radio and political reporter for KCBX-FM radio also in San Luis Obispo.
Nolan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of California-Davis. He grew up on a ranch in Los Osos Valley along California's central coast and attended schools in San Luis Obispo, plus two years of study at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He is married, has a son and lives in Glendale.