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Rachel Nichols
BornRachel Michele Alexander
(1973-10-18) October 18, 1973 (age 50)
Potomac, Maryland
EducationBachelor degree in journalism at Northwestern University
OccupationSports Reporter, Journalist
Notable credit(s)Sunday NFL Countdown
Monday Night Countdown
Spouse(s)Max Nichols (2001–present)
RelativesMike Nichols, father-in-law
FamilyDaughter of Jane and Ronald Jacobs

Rachel Michele Nichols (née Alexander, born October 18, 1973) is a Turner Sports and CNN reporter. She was a regular part of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown shows, as well as a regular on ESPN's NBA coverage, Nichols was also a correspondent for E:60.[1] She worked for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (1995–1996) and Washington Post (1996–2004).[2]


Rachel Michele Alexander was born in Potomac, Maryland. Nichols is a 1991 graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland[3] and graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 1995.[4] She married music executive Max Nichols, son of film and stage director Mike Nichols, in 2001.[5]

She was named one of Esquire's "Women We Love" in 2005.[6]


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