Rachel Nichols Leaves ESPN For CNN And Turner Sports

Rachel Nichols Leaves ESPN For CNN And Turner Sports
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ESPN’S Rachel Nichols is leaving the popular sports network  to pursue sports roles at CNN and Turner Sports.

Nichols will anchor a new weekend sports program on CNN, set to debut later this year, and handle a large array of assignments across sports for Turner Sports, including the NBA and Major League Baseball!

Rachel also will cover major events such as the Olympics. Her first assignment will be covering the upcoming Super Bowl for CNN.

“You can characterize this move as an effort to increase sports programming on CNN,” network spokeswoman Christa Robinson said.

In a statement, Nichols said: “I couldn’t be more excited.”

ESPN has not responded to a request for comment from USA TODAY Sports.

At ESPN, Nichols worked as a correspondent for SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, NBA Countdown and E:60, as well covering the sidelines for NFL studio shows and on a number of Monday Night Football games.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James tweeted: “Congrats to @Rachel__Nichols on the new gig!! Best of luck to you”

Ashton Tyler | Elite. 

Photo Credit:  Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images

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