Is Rachel Nichols Going to host “The Jump”? An insight into her married life and children

Sports Journalist Rachel Nichols works for ESPN and she holds on tight to her roots as a sportswriter. ESPN announced that the host of The Jump will be Rachel.

It is an NBC Free Agency Special between 5 and 10 pm with the show’s regular cast of analysts. In the show, former players and insiders will give their unique, critically acclaimed spin on the events that will transpire once all the madness begins.

Rachel Nichols on The Jump
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Likewise, ESPN has not released who will join Nichols on June 30. Also, she wants “The Jump” to be a no-frills show not driven by highlights and one that puts her on equal footing with a rotating cast of former players led by Tracy McGrady.

She said,

“Part of the concept for the show was I never wanted to be asking a question I already had the answer to — right?”

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Is Rachel Nichols still married?

Rachel Nichols is a married woman. She is married to Max Nichols. They married on 25th May 2001. The ceremony was held in Venice. They first met at the summer camp during her teenage. But they did not stay in touch with each other during those years. Likewise, they met again at Nichols’ graduation. Max approached her and they started dating.

Similarly, he is a director and actor. He has worked in Two Night Stand, Heft and Day 5. As of now, they are married happily. It has been more than 18 years since their marriage but there is no sign of disputes. There is no news about their divorce.

Rachel Nichols with Max Nichols
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Rachel has twin daughters with her husband Max. The name of her daughter is unknown.

Rachel Nichols Extra-marital affairs?

There have always been rumors about Rachel having extramarital affairs. It is known that she has flings with other men even though she is married. People talk about her cheating her husband. Similarly, there comes regular scandal for her sleeping with other guys, trying to be near to the athletes she covers and even for her attitude which her audiences call as pretentious.

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Rachel Nichols life and Career

Sports Journalist Rachel Nichols was born on 18th October 1973 in Potomac, MD. She is the daughter of Ronald Jacobs(father) and Jane Jacobs(mother).

She is the graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. Similarly, she graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in the year 1995.

Talking about her career, she worked as a sportswriter in the 1990s. She wrote for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel(1995-1996) and Washington Post(1996-2004).

She covered the NHL’s Washington Capitals. In the year 2004, she joined ESPN and became a regular part of SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.

Rachel Nichols
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But in the year 2013, she left ESPN to join CNN. She hosted Unguarded with Rachel Nichols in October of the same year. Similarly, she gained a lot of 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. Finally, in the year 2016, she returned to ESPN and created a daily show The Jump covering NBA.

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