Rachel Nichols Biography

Rachel Nichols is a respected Sports Broadcaster and Correspondent who gained a lot of attraction from her flawless reporting for ESPN, CNN, and many more. She has been known as the Country’s most impactful and prominent female sports Journalist by Sports Illustrated. Her role in questioning Roger Goodell about Ray Rice Scandal was appreciated. She is also working as the host of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC and The NBA Finals on ABC.

Early Life

Rachel was born on 18th October 1973 in Potomac, Maryland, United States of America. The name of her father is Ronald Jacobs while her mother is Jane Jacobs. She has one older brother and one younger brother whose names have not been shared with the media yet. At a young age, she showed major attain in the field of Sports and current affairs.

Rachel has completed her high school education at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland. For her further and higher studies, she went to Northwestern University. In 1995 she graduated from Medill School of Journalism which a part of Northwestern University.

Rachel Nichols Career

Rachel began her career in the 1990s as a sports journalist. She started writing for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Sports page and has also covered for the NHL Washington Capitals for Washington Post. In 2004 she joined ESPN. Over there she began regular part of news coverage about the NFL and NBA on SportsCenter, Sunday NFL, Countdown, and Monday Night Countdown.

After dedicating many years to ESPN she joined CNN in 2013. The same year she hosted Unguarded with Rachel Nichols. From 2013 to 2016 she also worked as sidelines for Turner Sports NBA on TNT about regular seasons and playoffs. In 2016 she again joined ESPN and was seen hosting The Jump which is a discussion show about covering NBA.

Social Media

Rachel is an active user of social media applications like Twitter and Instagram. On her Instagram account, she has 821 thousand followers. Her bio on Instagram says “If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own”.  She joined Twitter in May 2009 and has earned over 1.1 million followers.

Rachel Nichols Biography

Real Name Rachel Michele Nichols
Birth Date 18 October 1973
Age (as of 2021) 47 Years
Birth Place Potomac, Maryland, United States
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Libra

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 66 kg  –  in Pounds –  145 lbs
Body Measurements 36-26-36
Bra Size 32C
Waist Size 26 inches
Hips Size 36 inches
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


Father Ronald Jacobs
Mother Jane Jacobs
Sister None
Brother Two


School Winston Churchill High School
College Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Husband Max Nichols
Children Two

Personal Life

In 2001 she tied the knot with Max Nicholas who is a film and music video director. The couple got married in a Jewish ceremony in Venice. They are together blessed with twin daughters whose names have not been shared with the media yet.

Rachel Nichols Net Worth

Rachel has worked hard in her journalism career. She works for ESPN and we can say that the estimated salary is around $1.5 million a year. According to sources her net worth has been estimated at around $10 million. She also lives a luxurious lifestyle. Some other sources of her income are from sponsorship and by attending various events.


  • In 2005 she was named as one of Esquire’s “Women We Love”.
  • She is also known as Rachel Francis.
  • Rachel made boxer Floyd Mayweather confront his history of domestic violence.
  • She completed her Journalism course at Northwestern University.
  • Her husband is the son of film and stage director Mike Nichols.
  • She was a correspondent for E: 60.
  • Rachel has worked as a sideline reporter on ESPN Monday Night Football broadcasts.
  • She also works as a recurring guest host on the podcast Pardon My Take and TV show Pardon the Interruption.

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