Rachel Nichols Leaves ESPN For CNN And Turner Sports

Rachel Nichols Leaves ESPN For CNN And Turner Sports
TV
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

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

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Max Grunner

Elite Daily is a medium for people tired of disingenuous content; we have sought to create a space where stimulating, applicable content can reach a like-minded audience.

More In TV

TV Ashley Fern

‘Law & Order: SVU’ Will Air Jay Z/Solange Elevator Fight-Inspired Episode

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is famous for its headline-inspired episodes. So, it should come to no surprise that there is an episode mirroring the Jay Z vs. Solange Knowles elevator fight. This particular episode, titled “American Disgrace,” will also touch upon the Ray Rice elevator incident and Donald Sterling’s racist behavior. Famous instances involving […]

TV Sanah Faroke

20 Things ‘Gilmore Girls’ Taught Me About Being In My 20s

Before I graduated from high school, drastically cut my bangs or even began to obsess over Mindy Kaling, I lived in a world where small-town charm was “the thing” and “Gilmore Girls” was my life. Netflix announced that it will begin streaming all seven seasons of “Gilmore Girls” starting today, so, of course, October 1 […]

TV Angela Ruhinda

5 Reasons To Give ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ A Chance

For the better part of this year, I’ve been impatiently looking forward to many new shows on ABC, especially “Black-ish.” The show is a Kenya-Barris-created sitcom about a black family in suburban America, figuring out its cultural identity. “Black-ish” premiered last Wednesday night, and it was everything I hoped it would be. It was fun, […]

TV Adam Pliskin

Carlton From ‘Fresh Prince’ Keeps Killing It On ‘DWTS,’ This Time As ‘Austin Powers’ (Video)

Alfonso Ribeiro continues to obliterate the competition on “Dancing with the Stars.” This week, he did an “Austin Powers”-themed dance with his partner, Witney Carson. They boogied to the theme song from “Austin Powers: Goldmember,” sung by Beyoncé. Alfonso also wore Mike Myers’ trademark outfit and brought out his young son to act as his own […]

Also On Elite

Humor

Parody Video Perfectly Describes The Ridiculous Hype Over New Technology

Each time Apple unveils a new product, it seems as though the world gets a little more excited. The lines outside the Apple stores get longer; the reporting on said product becomes more in-depth. The hype gets out of control, and to be honest, it’s f*cking ridiculous. This video serves as a reminder of how […]

World

Apparently, All You Need To Fight The Flu This Season Is A Scarf (Photos)

Flu season is upon us once again. Even if you arm yourself with Purell, get your flu shot and wash your hands every 15 minutes, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to come in contact with the virus. It’s nearly impossible not to. Unless you’re a hermit, you’re bound to be in the vicinity […]

Dating

50 Reasons Why 2014 Was The Perfect Year For You To Get Married

Wedding season might be over, but marriage is having a major moment right now. Brangelina tied the knot, same-sex marriage rights are on the rise and bridesmaids dresses have gotten much prettier now that Pinterest wedding boards are a thing. This is great year to be married — and there’s little wonder as to why. There […]

LOL Lists

Bathroom Graffiti Quotes Make Motivational Pictures So Much Less Inspirational (Photos)

In the past few years, the Internet has been flooded with something I like to call “Tumblr pictures”: photographs filtered to look older than they actually are plastered with pseudo-inspirational messages for people who enjoy reblogging quotes from authors they’ve never heard of to make other people think they’re cultured. I’m not disparaging anyone who […]