Notable for hosting the BBC Northern Ireland TV programs Nolan Live, Fair Play, Mission Employable, Story of a Lifetime, and Panic Attack, he is even more famous for presenting the popular BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Five Live program The Stephen Nolan Show.
After graduating from Queen's University Belfast with degrees in business and French, he promptly won his first Sony Radio Academy Award for his work on the Belfast CityBeat station.
He was the 2006 recipient of the Speech Programme of the Year Award, and he won Regional Presenter of the Year honors from the Royal Television Society in both 2005 and 2006.
He was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Nolan, John Daly, and Christine Bleakley co-hosted the Northern Irish edition of the BBC program Children in Need.