In Jeff Zucker's first personnel move since officially taking over CNN, he brings veteran Espn reporter Rachel Nichols into the fold. According to a CNN news release, Nichols will host an as-yet unnamed weekend sports program for the cable net.
Nichols, who reported for Espn for nearly a decade, will work as a sports reporter for CNN and Turner Sports, along with anchoring the weekend program to premiere later in 2013.
"We're just thrilled that a sports journalist of Rachel's stature and expertise will now be a regular part of the CNN lineup," says Zucker. "Her arrival, beginning next week, is an important step in expanding the range of programming and storytelling on CNN."
Nichols will cover major sporting events, and interview high-profile sports personalities. Her first assignment will be Super Bowl Xlvii in New Orleans.
Rachel tweeted a message of gratitude to her fans for their support surrounding the news. »
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