Carmel native new host of PowerNation




Carmel’s own Katie Osborne has been named the new host for PowerNation.  RTM Productions, a Raycom Media Company and producers of the PowerNation and PowerBlock automotive television programs, announced today the addition of Katie as host for their #1 Automotive How-To television program.

As Katie prepares to take on her new role, RTM Productions has put together an interview with Katie and fellow PowerNation host Gannon Pritchard. You can get to know her from interactions with her auto loving dad, to her college years, to her first job at the Indy 500, and further.

As she prepares to start as host in January, you can be prepared to catch her episodes by following the appearance schedule online.

PowerNation reaches millions of viewers a week with popular shows like Detroit Muscle, Engine Power, Truck Tech, and Xtreme Off Road.

“We are so excited introduce Katie to our PowerNation viewers,” RTM President Matthew Hawkins said. “With her experience covering racing and sports for Fox Sports, ESPN, ABC, and NBC Sports Network among others, we believe that Katie will quickly connect with our viewers both on TV and the web!”

“I am absolutely honored to be chosen as the new host for PowerNation, and to be a part of such a great brand in the automotive community,” said Osborne. “I definitely look forward to connecting and interacting with viewers each week.”

Prior to joining RTM Productions, Osborne covered racing as a pit and trackside reporter for TORC on Fox Sports as well as Global Rallycross on ESPN and Rally America on NBC Sports Network.  Osborne was also a social media host for SPEED TV in addition to creating and hosting IndyCar’s “In The Passenger Seat.”

Outside of the automotive world, Katie has also been a host and reporter for a wide variety of events and sports including MLB, NFL, and NHL, and NCAA Football. She has covered the 2014 and 2015 Rose Bowls, the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship, San Diego Padres baseball, Indianapolis Colts football, Indiana Pacers basketball, and Columbus Blue Jackets hockey.

Based in Franklin, Tenn. and New York, N.Y., RTM Productions is a full-service television marketing and media company specializing in automotive tech content. RTM currently airs four auto shows in a two-hour block under its PowerNation title including Xtreme Off Road, Engine Power, Truck Tech and Detroit Muscle. PowerNation blocks are distributed on Spike TV, NBCSN and CBSSN as well as online at PowerNationTV.com and the PowerNationTV app. 

RTM has supplied outdoor and entertainment program series and specials to CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN2, NBC Sports Network, The Outdoor Channel, Outdoor Life Network, Spike TV, TNN, as well as domestic syndication and international distribution. RTM launched the PowerBlock TV Roku channel in spring, 2015.

Founded in 1989 by executive producers Patty and Joe St. Lawrence, RTM became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raycom Media in 2014. RTM operates a state-of-the-art 50,000 sq. ft. multi-media production tech center in Franklin.

Located in Montgomery, Alabama, Raycom Media owns and operates 53 television stations covering over 13 percent of the United States across 18 states. One of the nation’s largest broadcasters, Raycom also owns Tupelo-Honey Raycom, Raycom Sports, RTM Productions, Limerick Studios and Broadview Media.

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