Rachel Nichols is a popular American sportscaster and journalist; best known for her numerous stints with popular media agencies such as CNN, E: 60, Washington Post and Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. She is currently working as a television host for the notable sports channel ESPN. Nichols came into the limelight following her style of asking tough questions during interviews
Interestingly, Nichols started her career at Northwestern University many years ago. The school is regarded as one of the top journalism institutions in the United States. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1995. Since the inception of her career, Nichols has carried out interviews with top-notch athletes including Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather Jr, and Derek Jeter, just to mention a few. Read on, as we take you through her bio, career, husband and other interesting facts below.
Rachel Nichols (ESPN) Bio
Born Rachel Alexander in Phoenix, Arizona on October 18, 1973; Rachel was raised by her parents Ronald Jacobs and his wife Jane. She possesses an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background. Growing up, Nichols attended Winston Churchill High School situated in Potomac, Maryland. At the completion of her basic education; Rachel enrolled at Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University where she got a degree in journalism in 1995.
Her Journalism Career
Upon graduation, Rachel Nichols began her journalism career with Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel in 1995. Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel is the main daily newspaper of Fort Lauderdale, United States. There she worked as a reporter for one year; leaving the newspaper agency the following year, Nichols joined The Washington Post where she started working as a reporter for the Washington-based news agency until 2004.
Looking for a more challenging environment, Rachel Nichols joined ESPN in February 2004. Working as a New York City-based reporter, she covered breaking news stories and major events in the city; she also did a bit of investigative journalism as well as human-interest features for the network. In addition, she made live coverage of the NFL and NBA games. While she was there, Nichols also worked as a sideline reporter for the Monday Night Football for E: 60 and a contributor on the program titled The Sports Reporters.
In 2013, Nichols signed up with the CNN as a sports anchor for the network. While she was there, she also worked as a sideline reporter for Turner Sports. Nichols did live coverage as well as analysis and commentary of biggest sporting events including NBA on TNT, NCAA Tournament, and MLB on TBS networks, among others. In September 2013, she started hosting a show titled Unguarded with Rachel Nichols. Through her show, Nichols carried out high profile interviews with prominent athletes such as Floyd Mayweather Jr, Roger Goodell, and LeBron James etc.
In 2016, Nichols rejoined ESPN as a Los Angeles-based reporter and has been one of the best female sports journalists on the network till date. She has contributed extensively on the SportsCenter and has appeared on shows such as Outside the Lines and NFL Countdown. In addition, she also serves as the anchor of the show titled The Jump and many more.
Who is Her Husband?
Without a doubt, Nichols has made giant strides in the area of sports journalism but hasn’t shared much about her personal life. Meanwhile, the amazing television personality is a happily married woman and a mother of two children. She is married to a renowned American actor and director named Max Nichols. Max was born and raised in the United States. He is the son of Mike Nicholls and his wife Annabel Davis. Max is a successful actor famous for his excellent performances in movies such as Two Night Stands, Ragtime, Heft, and Day 5.
The amazing couple started their relationship several years ago and on May 25, 2001, they sealed their love with a nuptial bond. Their wedding was held in Venice and was attended by their friends and family members. The couple has two adorable twin daughters. The couple has been living a blissful married life and there is no sign of marital issues.
Other Interesting Facts About the Journalist
1. Rachel Nichols was born and raised in the United States
2. Nichols started her journalism career in 1995
3. She is most notable for asking tough questions during interviews.
4. Nichols was not afraid of asking Floyd Mayweather about his alleged domestic violence towards women in 2014
5. She married Max Nichols in 2001 and they have twin daughters.