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. »
Similar News ItemsRachel Nichols (I)
- Margaret Whitton, ‘Major League’ Actress and Film Director, Dies at 67 (From Variety - Film News. 5 December 2016, 2:37 PM, PST)
- Rockwood Mansion investigated in last ever episode of Ghost Hunters on Syfy (From Monsters and Critics. 26 October 2016, 3:02 PM, PDT)
- Catalan Genre, Telefonica’s Movistar Plus Boost 2016 Sitges Festival (From Variety - Film News. 7 October 2016, 11:53 AM, PDT)
Jeff Zucker (II)
- CNN Black Employees File Racial Discrimination Suit (From The Wrap. 7 December 2016, 12:31 PM, PST)
- Megyn Kelly Says ‘Don’t Believe’ Media Speculation About Job Switch (From Deadline TV. 3 December 2016, 2:27 PM, PST)
- Megyn Kelly Addresses Speculation About Future at Fox News: "Don't Believe a Thing … Unless It Comes From Me" (From hollywoodreporter_tv. 3 December 2016, 11:27 AM, PST)