[11] During this same period, Nichols also worked the sidelines for Turner Sports' NBA on TNT program from 2013–2016, working both regular season and playoff games. 733.3k Followers, 318 Following, 4,815 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Rachel Nichols (@rachel_nichols) A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. [21] Together, they have two children, twin daughters. The program would change from a regular series to an occasional special by October of the subsequent year. [4][5] Nichols was also a correspondent for E:60[6] and worked as the sideline reporter on a number of Monday Night Football broadcasts.[7]. The NBA has worked wonders to honor and pay tribute to … [16] She was also named to Sports Illustrated's "Twitter 100" in 2013 and 2014[17][18] and to Sports Illustrated "MMQB 100". Says she helped him with his middle at the platform, and … Both Florida and Connecticut, which is the home to ESPN’s Bristol headquarters, are two-party consent states, meaning both participants must agree to being recorded — meaning that the person who recorded the call may have committed a crime. Nichols, the 46-year-old host of ESPN’s “The Jump,” was surreptitiously taped in four videos that appeared to be a cellphone recording of a video feed, Deadspin reports. Sources told the outlet that an unidentified ESPN employee started recording the video feed on a phone before sending it out to others at the network. [19], Nichols married film and music video director Max Nichols,[20] son of film and stage director Mike Nichols, in a Jewish ceremony in Venice in 2001. This week, four Rachel Nichols videos were anonymously sent to Deadspin about the ESPN host discussing private matters about the channel with an unidentified man.The videos were recorded from the cell phone and Deadspin reported that someone intended for them to 'expose' Nichols as a 'backstabber'.ESPN responded to the videos, unhappy with the invasion on Nichols' privacy. Nichols, whose face wasn’t shown on the footage, was talking to an unidentified man about several topics at ESPN, including her career, other staffers and details of the network’s upcoming coverage of the NBA Finals as the league preps its restart at Walt Disney World in Orlando, according to the report. Nichols was born Rachel Michele Alexander. In 2013, she left ESPN for CNN and began hosting Unguarded with Rachel Nichols in October of that year. Rachel Michele Nichols (née Alexander, born October 18, 1973) is a sports journalist who is currently a television host for ESPN, a sports reporter, and an anchor. In a statement, ESPN said it was “extremely disappointed” by the leak. Since her return to ESPN in 2016, she has co-hosted The Jump, a daily discussion show she created covering the NBA. [14], She has been named one of Esquire's "Women We Love"[15] and one of The Hollywood Reporter's "10 Most Powerful Voices in Sports Media". [3] She joined ESPN in 2004, where she became a regular part of SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown, as well as a regular on the network's NFL and NBA coverage. She hosts an NBA discussion show called The Jump; weekdays on ESPN, it covers news and stories from around the league and features a panel of NBA analysts and players. It’s unclear, however, if any ESPN employee sent the four video segments to Deadspin’s reporter, the outlet said late Wednesday. The videos were sent to Deadspin “as an attempt” to discredit Nichols and portray her as a “back-stabber,” an anonymous source told Deadspin in a text message. "[9] Nichols was widely praised for her tough questioning of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal[10] and likewise for confronting boxer Floyd Mayweather on his history of domestic violence. https://www.si.com/.../rachel-nichols-espn-video-the-jump-basketball In all, four videos were sent anonymously to a Deadspin reporter late Tuesday. The newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves and No. The incident marks the second time a high-profile female ESPN employee has been secretly recorded while in a hotel room. “As for the substance of the conversation, it is not reflective of our decision-making on staffing assignments for the NBA, which has largely been driven by the circumstances of the pandemic.”. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards joined Rachel Nichols on ESPN's The Jump Thursday afternoon. ESPN NBA analyst Rachel Nichols is sickened by the National Basketball Association’s silence on the passing. Rachel Nichols responds to Amin Elhassan thanking her for him getting his start at ESPN. In 2019, she was named host of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC and the NBA Finals on ABC. ESPN host Rachel Nichols was the victim of a sabotage attempt. 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[8] Sports Illustrated has called Nichols "the country's most impactful and prominent female sports journalist. “It’s indefensible and an intrusion on Rachel’s privacy,” ESPN told Deadspin. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising. [13] She hosts an NBA discussion show called The Jump; weekdays on ESPN, it covers news and stories from around the league and features a panel of NBA analysts and players. [22][23] She also has one older brother and one younger brother. She is a 1991 graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland[1] and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1995. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. This article originally appeared in the New York Post. Michael David Barrett, then 46, was arrested a year later and was ultimately sentenced to more than two years in prison. [5][12] ESPN host Rachel Nichols was secretly recorded having a private conversation about the network’s personnel matters while in her Florida hotel room, according to a report. Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. She also became a recurring guest-host on the podcast Pardon My Take (2016–present), as well as on the TV show Pardon the Interruption. [2], Nichols began her career as a sports journalist in the 1990s, first writing for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel sports page (1995–1996) before covering the NHL's Washington Capitals for the Washington Post (1996–2004). Rachel Michele Nichols (née Alexander, born October 18, 1973) is a sports journalist who is currently a television host for ESPN, a sports reporter, and an anchor. In 2008, Erin Andrews was secretly recorded by a man as she undressed in hotel rooms in Nashville and Milwaukee. The footage appears to be from a video feed streaming out of Nichols’ hotel room there — and she was “clearly unaware” that she was being filmed as she spoke on the phone.