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Rachel Nichols is a journalist, reporter, and TV anchor known for the fierce reporting of sports stars and administrators and for the tough questioning. She started her career in the Sun-Sentinel newspaper Fort Lauderdale (1995–1996), completing her Journalism degree course in 1995. Her major role was to cover the National hockey League (NHL) team in Washington Capitals for long periodics, The Washington Post (1996–2004). Following nearly a decade in the print media, she left ESPN in 2004 as a reporter in New York City. At the National Football League, ESPN 's work scope was modified, from one division to the entire NFL.
Her visibility grew as she was a regular feature of ESPN programs such as SportsCenter and NFL Countdown Sunday. On many Monday night soccer programs she also wrote live blogging, and worked for ESPN's sports newsmagazine E60 as one of the first correspondents. In 2013, after a very prolonged period with the ESPN, Rachel joined CNN as host of the Network's first dedicated sports show, Rachel Nichols, in more than ten years. In 2016 she returned to ESPN, moved to Los Angeles and produced an NBA (Basketball) discussion / debate show entitled The Jump.
Rachel Nichols Net Worth:$2 million
Rachel Michele Alexander
Rachel Nichols is currently 46 according to her birthdate October 18, 1973
Potomac, Maryland, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Rachel graduated in 1991 from Winston Churchill High School in her hometown of Potomac, Maryland. She then attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, in 1995.
Television Host, Sports Journalist
- Father – Ronald Jacobs
- Mother – Jane Jacobs
- Others – Mike Nichols (Father-in-law) (Film Director) (Died in 2014), Annabel Davis-Goff (Mother-in-law) (Novelist, Academic), Jenny Nichols (Sister-in-Law) (Actress), Daisy Nichols (Sister-in-Law) (Film Producer), Diane Sawyer (Stepmother-in-law) (Journalist)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Rachel has dated –
- Max Nichols (1997–Present) – Rachel had first met film and music video director Max Nichols at a school summer camp in the state of Maine. However, growing up in different cities, they lost touch with each other in their teenage years. Years later, in 1997, Max reached out to her and they started dating. They eventually got married in May, 2001 in a lavish Jewish wedding ceremony in the city of Venice. The couple has twin daughters (b. 2011).
Race / Ethnicity
- Dimpled smile
- Long, straight hair
- Has a mole on her chin
Best Known For
- Hosting the NBA (basketball) debate/discussion show, The Jump
- Her uncompromising interviews with sports administrators and athletes
- Her advocacy against the systemic apathy towards domestic violence and s*xual harassment
First TV Show
Rachel made her TV show debut as “Herself” on April 28, 2006, on the sports talk show Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith.
Rachel Nichols Favorite Things
- Sports Event – Wimbledon
- Sports Arenas – Madison Square Garden in New York City, Wrigley Field in Chicago, Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, AT&T Stadium in Arlington
- Basketball Player – LeBron James