Conan Nolan started with NBC4 in 1986 and is the chief political reporter for station as well as anchor of 'News Conference,' the longest running political/public affairs program in Southern California. His daily reports can be seen on the NBC4 News at 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
As NBC4's political reporter, Nolan covers national, 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 covers news stories that have had a profound impact on Southern California. He 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. In addition, he reported from Rome on the death of Pope John Paul the Second and from Lebanon on Arab reaction to the anniversary of 9/11. 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.