I guess I can’t list Rachel Nichols under the ESPN Hotties category anymore. The reporter has ditched the sports network to host a a weekend sports program for news network CNN, who are apparently branching out into sports now. What, news isn’t profitable anymore?
Besides her work on CNN, Nichols will also be providing sports coverage for Turner Sports. She will cover all major sporting events for the cable channels, including the Olympics. Nichols’ new assignment for her new employers will be the Superbowl next month.
This is kind of the same deal that Erin Andrews got when she made the jump to FOX Sports last year.
CNN’s Jeff Zucker said in a statement about Nichols’ hiring:
We’re just thrilled that a sports journalist of Rachel’s stature and expertise will now be a regular part of the CNN lineup. Her arrival, beginning next week, is an important step in expanding the range of programming and storytelling on CNN.
I guess we’ll miss Rachel when she signs off with her famous pronunciation of “ESPN”.