Rachel Michele Nichols (née Alexander) – born October 18, 1973 – is a sports journalist who is currently a television host for ESPN, a sports reporter, and an anchor.
She hosts an NBA discussion show called The Jump; weekdays on ESPN, it covers news and stories from around the league and features a panel of NBA analysts and players.
Nichols married film and music video director Max Nichols, son of film and stage director Mike Nichols, in a Jewish ceremony in Venice in 2001.
Together, they have two children, twin daughters. She also has one older brother and one younger brother.