VETERAN SPORTS REPORTER HAS A NEW VENTURE
Today, CNN and Turner Sports announced it has hired Rachel Nichols, best known for her sports reporting at ESPN for the past nine years.
Nichols’ first assignment will be for CNN covering next week’s Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. She will also take part in reporting for Turner’s sports properties like the NBA and Major League Baseball.
Later this year, Nichols will anchor a new weekend sports program on CNN.
Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide said, “We’re just thrilled that a sports journalist of Rachel’s stature and expertise will now be a regular part of the CNN lineup. Her arrival, beginning next week, is an important step in expanding the range of programming and storytelling on CNN.”
While at ESPN, Nichols worked as a correspondent on its network programs, such as “SportsCenter,” “NFL Countdown,” “NBA Countdown” and the newsmagazine show, “E:60.” She was also well known for her reports on the career of now-retired legendary NFL quarterback, Brett Favre.
Prior to ESPN, she worked for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (1995–1996) and the Washington Post (1996–2004).