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Former ESPN NBA Host Rachel Nichols Lands at Showtime

Rachel Nichols has landed at Showtime Basketball, the sports-focused vertical of the pay TV channel and streaming service. Nichols will serve as a host and producer for Showtime Basketball, which produces video and audio podcasts, docuseries and documentary programming, among other fare. Programming from the vertical includes the series Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible, and […]

Rachel Nichols Removed From ESPN’s NBA Coverage

ESPN has taken sportscaster Rachel Nichols off of its coverage of the NBA and canceled The Jump, the basketball-centric daily show she has hosted for five years. The move comes about seven weeks after Nichols apologized for complaining in a leaked audio file that then-ESPN colleague Maria Taylor had been named host of ABC’s NBA […]

Maria Taylor Joins NBC Sports, Makes Debut During Olympics Opening Ceremony Coverage

Just a few days after leaving ESPN, Maria Taylor has found a new TV home. Taylor has joined NBC Sports, making her debut for the network during its primetime coverage of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremonies. Taylor, who covered the NBA Finals earlier in the week, was in Tokyo for the Olympics by Friday. “It […]

ESPN Chief Writes Memo to Staff On Diversity Efforts Amid “Complicated” Personnel Dispute

In a memo to staff, ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro addressed the steps the company has made “to improve the experiences of Black employees at ESPN” and discussed the controversy involving two of the company’s key on-air NBA talents, Maria Taylor and Rachel Nichols. “We respect and acknowledge there are a variety of feelings about what […]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: “Unfortunate” That Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor Were “Pitted Against Each Other”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has weighed in on the ESPN dustup involving two of the sports giant’s on-air NBA reporters and anchors, Rachel Nichols and Maria Taylor. On Tuesday, ESPN said that Nichols would not be handling sideline reporting duties for the NBA Finals (instead the job would go to Malika Andrews) but that she […]

ESPN’s Malika Andrews to Replace Rachel Nichols for NBA Finals Coverage

ESPN says that Malika Andrews will be the sideline reporter for its coverage of the NBA Finals, which tip off tonight between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns. Andrews will be replacing Rachel Nichols, who has long been ESPN’s primary sideline reporter and was initially slated to serve in that role for this year’s […]

Rachel Nichols Apologizes After Leaked Audio Leads To Internal Rift at ESPN

ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols opened her daily program The Jump on Monday not with a preview of the upcoming NBA Finals, but with an apology. “So the first thing they teach in journalism school is don’t be the story. And I don’t plan to break that rule today or distract from a fantastic Finals,” Nichols […]

How I’m Living Now: Rachel Nichols, ESPN Host

'The Jump' host, who is now running her show's production from her Pacific Palisades home, opens up about the challenges of being her own camerawoman, predictions for sports' return and the saving grace of 'The Last Dance' docuseries.

ESPN’s Rachel Nichols to Host NBA Talk Show as Part of New Multiyear Deal (Exclusive)

'NBA: The Jump' will feature a rotating panel of current and former players as well as ESPN commentators and reporters, who will debate a range of topics.

‘Continuum’ Renewed for Fourth and Final Season in Canada

The final six episodes of Rachel Nichols' time-travel cop drama will air on Showcase and Syfy in 2015

Harry Hamlin, Rachel Nichols Join USA’s ‘Rush’ (Exclusive)

"Dracula's" Victoria Smurfit and "Justified's" Jesse Luken will guest-star on the summer medical drama.

CNN’s Fresh Faces Excited About New Opportunities

At the channel's annual Heroes gala, Rachel Nichols and Chris Cuomo discussed adjusting to a new network while "New Day" co-host Kate Bolduan defended the show's sponsored "walk to the couch" segment.