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Rachel Nichols        

Host of ESPN's "The Jump"

Rachel Nichols is a sports journalist who is currently an ESPN television host, sports reporter, and anchor. She currently hosts The Jump weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Nichols also appears on NCAA Tournament broadcasts on CBS, sometimes paired with Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery. Nichols began hosting Unguarded with Rachel Nichols on CNN in October 2013. The program was changed from a regular series to occasional special in October 2014. Sports Illustrated has called Nichols "the country's most impactful and prominent female sports journalist." She earned widespread praise for her tough questioning of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal and for confronting boxer Floyd Mayweather on his history of domestic violence.

Nichols previously worked for ESPN as 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. Nichols was also a correspondent for E:60 and worked as the sideline reporter on a number of Monday Night Football broadcasts. Prior to her time at ESPN she worked for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and Washington Post, where she covered the NHL's Washington Capitals. She also became a recurring guest-host on the Pardon the Interruption (a.k.a. PTI) TV show and podcast (2016–present).


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