CNN’s Rachel Nichols: photos and bio


During the NCAA Tournament, sports are certainly getting their Rachel Nichols fix. Rachel Nichols is with CNN, part of the Turner Sports family which is broadcasting much of the tourney. Sports fans and media consumers everywhere used to joke that every time Brett Favre moved, sneezed, went to the bathroom or even breathed- ESPN’s Rachel Nichols was there. I’m speaking of course about Favre’s three year period in which he retired/unretired 1,298 times and held the media and fan bases of the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets hostage.

Later the Rachel Nichols joke applies to the soon to be NBA champion Miami Heat.

BTW, isn’t that screen grab above just priceless (photo credit here)


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Her CNN program will focus on the most interesting stories and personalities in the world of sports. In her role with Turner Sports, Rcahel Nichols will handle a wide variety of assignments across the division’s vast sports properties including the NBA and Major League Baseball. Additionally, Nichols will cover all major sporting events, including the Olympics for CNN. Her first assignment will be the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Before ESPN (starting in 2-04) Nichols worked for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (1995–1996) and Washington Post (1996–2004). She is known for her tendency to rarely blink on camera. Rachel Michele Alexander was born in Potomac, Maryland and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Rachel is married to music executive Max Nichols, son of film and stage director Mike Nichols. She is also Diane Sawyer’s daughter-in-law. So now you know how she got to where she is today

Rachel Nichols was named one of Esquire’s “Women We Love” in 2005 and a candidate for Playboy’s Sexiest Sportscaster in 2008. I personally don’t see it, but a lot of people that do…so here are plenty the Rachel Nichols pictures you’re looking for.

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“I couldn’t be more excited to join the CNN and Turner Sports family,” said Rachel Nichols in a statement. “I believe in Jeff’s vision for CNN, and have always admired the great work of Turner Sports and what David has done there. I’m looking forward to getting started at the Super Bowl.”

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an author and regular contributor to MSN, Fox Sports , Chicago Now, Walter and Yardbarker. Banks has appeared on Comcast SportsNet and the History Channel, as well as Clear Channel, ESPN and CBS radio all over the world. President Barack Obama follows him on Twitter (@PaulMBanks)


  1. davidkay says

    I vomited just reading the headline of this article

  2. paulmbanks says

    hahahhahahahahaa. I knew that was coming

  3. “Now the Nichols joke applies to the soon to be NBA champion Miami Heat.”

    Only an idiot would make that prediction with LeQuit on the roster.

  4. paulmbanks says

    Lots of ppl, even some who know more abt the NBA than I picked the Heat to win.

    And yes, we realize who is Lebron truly is now

  5. Schadenfreudian_Slip says

    Just in case anyone pondered how people get jobs in any mainstream media Houses of Nepotism. They just adore each other’s offsprings.

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