Rachel Nichols serves as CNN's sole sports anchor, contributing exclusive reporting, commentary and analysis on the biggest sports stories across the network. In addition, Rachel hosts primetime specials, taking viewers beyond the field for candid conversations with some of the world's most extraordinary athletes. Nichols is based in New York.

    Nichols is also a reporter for Turner Sports, handling a wide variety of assignments across the division's vast sports properties including the NBA, the NCAA Tournament and Major League Baseball. Additionally, Nichols covers all major sporting events for CNN. Since joining both networks in January 2013, Nichols has covered such high-profile sporting events as the Super Bowl and the Masters, and has scored newsmaker interviews with LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and Serena Williams.

    Prior to joining CNN and Turner Sports, Nichols spent nine years at ESPN, working as a correspondent for SportsCenter, NFL Countdown, NBA Countdown and the network's newsmagazine show, E:60, as well performing sideline duties on a number of Monday Night Football broadcasts. Earlier in her career, Nichols worked as a reporter for the Washington Post and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

    A native of Potomac, Maryland, Nichols received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Northwestern University.