Rachel Nichols is an American sports broadcaster who has served as a television host, sports reporter, and anchor.
Highly respected for her work as a reporter, Nichols had previously worked for ESPN from 2004-2013 while based in New York City and returned in 2016 as a Los Angeles-based host.
Nichols is an extensive contributor to SportsCenter with commentary, interviews, and features. She also occasionally hosts Outside the Lines and contributes to ESPN’s prime-time newsmagazine E:60.
Nichols was the host of The Jump, a daily half-hour program focused on the NBA. The fast-paced program originates from ESPN’s Los Angeles studios and includes regular appearances by current and former NBA players, as well as ESPN analysts, reporters, and insiders.
In her previous stint with ESPN, Nichols’ role included major event coverage, breaking news, and high-profile interviews. Nichols was most often seen on SportsCenter, NFL Countdown, and Outside the Lines, and was also a recurring sideline reporter on Monday Night Football. In 2007, Nichols also became one of the original correspondents to launch E:60.
For the three years prior to her return to ESPN, Nichols was an anchor/reporter at CNN and Turner Sports, working sidelines on the networks’ NBA and NCAA Tournament broadcasts, as a CNN studio analyst, and as the host of Unguarded with Rachel Nichols.
Nichols has also been a reporter for the Washington Post (1996-2004) and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (1995-96). A native of Potomac, Md., she received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
As expected, Rachel was fantastic! The conversation was great, and it was because of Rachel’s masterful moderation.