Rachel Nichols (ESPN) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, Kids, Salary, and Net Worth

Rachel Nichols Biography and Wiki

Rachel Nichols (Birth names Rachel Michele Nichols) is an American sports broadcaster, reporter, and anchor. She formerly worked as a television host for ESPN. She hosted a National Basketball Association (NBA) discussion show, The Jump, which aired weekdays on ESPN. Nichols also covered news and stories from around the league with a panel of NBA analysts and players.

She interned for several newspapers during her undergraduate summers, including USA Today, the Chicago Sun-Times, and The Washington Post. Nichols was recognized in Esquire’s “Women We Love” list and The Hollywood Reporter’s “10 Most Powerful Voices in Sports Media” list. She was also named to the Sports Illustrated “Twitter 100” in 2013 and 2014, as well as the “MMQB 100” in that same year. Nichols was named “the country’s most impactful and renowned female sports journalist” by Sports Illustrated in 2014.

Prior to joining ESPN in 2004, Nichols worked for The Washington Post where she covered the NHL’s Washington Capitals for eight years. She was a writer for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-sentinel sports page for one year where she covered the University of Miami Hurricanes and wrote the television/radio column. She also covered the Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, tennis, and PGA tournaments while in South Florida. Nichols began her sports journalism career in the early 1990s.

Rachel Nichols Age

She is 48 years old as of 2021. Nichols was born on October 18, 1973, in the United States of America.

Rachel Nichols Birthday

Nichols celebrates her birthday on the 18th of October every year.

Rachel Nichols Height

Nichols stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.65 M). In addition, she has light brown hair and blue eyes.

Rachel Nichols Parents and Family

Nichols was born Rachel Michele Alexander in the United States, hence, she holds American nationality. She is the daughter of Ronald Jacobs and Jane. Her father works as a managing partner at Weinberg & Jacobs, a legal firm in Rockville, Maryland. Nichol’s mother is an associate director of an outreach and education program at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda. She also has one older brother and one younger brother. Nichols and her siblings grew up in Potomac, Maryland.

Rachel Nichols Education

Nichols attended and graduated from Winston Churchill High School. She then joined the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 1995.

Rachel Nichols Husband and Wedding

Nichols is married to her husband Max Nichols, a film and music video director. He is the son of Annabel Davis-Goff and Mike Nichols, the film and stage director. The couple tied the knot at a Jewish ceremony in Venice, in the year 2001. The wedding was officiated by Zafiro Alessia, a state registrar, at the Venice city hall. Together, Nichols and her husband have two children, twin daughters. The family lives in New York City.

Rachel Nichols Kids

She is a wife and mother to her children. Nichols and Max Nichols are proud parents to their twin daughters. They all reside in New York.

Rachel Nichols ESPN Wikipedia

Nichols began her career as a sports journalist and worked for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-sports Sentinel’s page from 1995 to 1996. She subsequently spent eight years covering the NHL’s Washington Capitals for the Washington Post. Nichols joined ESPN in 2004 and quickly rose through the ranks to become a fixture on SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, and Monday Night Countdown, as well as the network’s NFL and NBA coverage. Nichols was a correspondent for E:60 and worked as a sideline reporter on several Monday Night Football shows.

She left ESPN moving onto CNN in 2013, and in October of that year, she began hosting Unguarded with Rachel Nichols. By October of the following year, the show would change from a regular series to an exceptional spectacular. Following the Ray Rice controversy, Nichols was widely commended for her harsh questioning of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, as well as challenging boxer Floyd Mayweather about his history of domestic abuse. Between 2013 and 2016, Nichols patrolled the sidelines for Turner Sports’ NBA on the TNT show, covering both regular season and postseason games.

She returned to ESPN in 2016 to co-host The Jump, a daily debate show on the NBA that she founded. Since 2016, she has also been a recurrent guest-host on the podcast Pardon My Take, as well as the television show Pardon the Interruption. She was named presenter of NBA Saturday Primetime and the NBA Finals on ABC before the 2019–2020 NBA season.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, plans to have The Jump serve as the Finals pregame show were canceled, and NBA Countdown with host Maria Taylor was named the pregame and halftime show. Nichols took over as sideline reporter for the NBA Finals after Doris Burke moved to radio. At the close of the finals, Nichols hosted the presentation of the championship trophy.

Rachel Nichols NBA

Rachel Nichols, ESPN’s longtime NBA host, has been dismissed from the network’s coverage of the sport, as well as her weekday show “The Jump.” David Roberts, ESPN’s senior vice president of production, made the announcement to CNN Business. The NBA host was fired after she reportedly made comments about another NBA analyst, Maria Taylor that dragged her into controversy.

A recording of a phone call between Nichols and LeBron James’ advisor Adam Mendelsohn from the previous July was leaked in July 2021. Nichols suggested that ESPN’s decision to choose Taylor to host the NBA Finals was based on Taylor’s race. The video widely circulated at ESPN and led to several of her colleagues considering a boycott of programming, including one prominent analyst who labeled Nichols a “bad teammate.”

“I am really, deeply sorry for disappointing those I have wounded, notably Maria Taylor,” Nichols said on air. Taylor has subsequently left ESPN after the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract renewal, according to the network.

Following that, ESPN replaced Nichols with Malika Andrews as the sideline reporter for the 2021 NBA Finals. The news was released before Game 1 of the series. ESPN also did not broadcast The Jump that day without warning. ESPN canceled The Jump on August 25 and dropped Nichols from its NBA coverage. Her contract had more than a year left on it at the time. Roberts will manage ESPN’s NBA production, the network said two weeks ago.

Rachel Nichols Pregnant

She is not expecting a baby at the moment. Therefore, information regarding her pregnancy is currently under research. Once that information is found, this section will be updated as soon as possible.

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Rachel Nichols Salary ESPN

Nichols receives an estimated annual salary of $1 million working as a sports anchor and reporter for ESPN.

Rachel Nichols Net Worth

Nichols has earned an estimated net worth of $5 million working as a sports journalist and reporter. Presently, she works for NBC News and MSNBC as a Senior Correspondent and anchor.

Who Is Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols is an American sports broadcaster and former television host for ESPN. She served as ESPN’s host of the NBA and her own show weekly show The Jump. Nichols joined ESPN in 2004 as a sports anchor. Prior to her return to ESPN, Nichols hosted Unguarded on CNN and covered both the regular season and postseason games for Turner Sports’ NBA on the TNT show.

How Old Is Rachel Nichols

She is 48 years old as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on the 18th of October. Nichols was born on October 18, 1973, in the United States of America.

Is Rachel Nichols Married

She is married to Max Nichols. The couple married in a Jewish ceremony in Venice in 2001. Nichols and her spouse have two daughters, who are twins. The family resides in the city of New York.

How Tall Is Rachel Nichols ESPN

She is 5 ft 6 in tall (1.65 M).

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