“We are so excited to get Rachel back at ESPN in an expanded role,” said Marie Donoghue, executive vice president of global strategy and original content at ESPN in a prepared statement.
However, she is rumored to be cheating her husband.
Born as Rachel Emily Nichols on January 8, 1980, Rachel is a native of Augusta, Maine, where she attended Cony High School. When she was a college sophomore, she was discovered by a modeling agent.
She went on to model for brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Guess.
Rachel Nichols will definitely get more air time on ESPN than she did on CNN.
The sportscaster’s new duties at ESPN will include a daily weekday program centered on the NBA, as well as guest-hosting duties for the Disney-controlled sports network’s “Outside the Lines.” She will also contribute to both “E:60,” ESPN’s primetime magazine program and to the network’s near-ubiquitous “Sports Center.” Her new program, “The Jump,” will debut Thursday, Feb.
Nichols contributed largely to “Sports Center, “NFL Countdown” and “Outside the Lines,” and was a recurring sideline reporter on “Monday Night Football.” In 2007, she became one of the original correspondents to launch .