Quick Facts of Rachel Michele Alexander

  • Full NameRachel Michele Alexander
  • Net Worth$10 million (Reported)
  • Date of Birth18 October, 1973
  • NicknameRachel Nichols
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplacePotomac, Maryland USA
  • Ethnicity White
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Nationality American
  • SpouseMax Nichols (m. 2001–present)
  • Height1.65 m
  • EducationNorthwestern University
  • Online PresenceTwitter, Instagram
  • Children2
Rachel Nichols

Born as Rachel Michele Alexander, and professionally known as Rachel Nichols, is a sports journalist. Recently, she works as an ESPN television host, sports reporter, and anchor. Currently, she is working as the host of The Jump weekdays at 3:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN2.

Rachel rose to fame after confronting boxer Floyd Mayweather on his history of domestic violence as well as for her tough questioning of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal. Rachel was named as “Women We Love” by Esquire in 2005 and one of The Hollywood Reporter’s “10 Most Powerful Voices in Sports Media”.

1.65 m tall Rachel is married to Max Nicholas. Max is a film and music video director. They married on the 27th of May, 2001 in Venice, New York. The duo is leading a happily married life to at the moment.

Early Life of Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols first opened her eyes on 18th October 1973 in Potomac, Maryland USA to Jane and Ronald Jacobs. She was born as Rachel Michele Alexander and has reached the age of 44 years.

Rachel got invited to speak at the Journalism School's Graduation Ceremony
Rachel got invited to speak at the Journalism School’s Graduation Ceremony
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Moreover, she has an American nationality and belongs to the white ethical background. She joined Winston Churchill High School and later completed her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

Career on ESPN

Moreover, Rachel worked ON ESPN as a regular part of SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, and Monday Night Countdown. Apart from it, she has also worked as a correspondent for E:60 and also served as the sideline reporter on a number of Monday Night Football broadcasts.

Rachel Nichols reporting for ESPN
Rachel Nichols reporting for ESPN
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Apart from ESPN, Rachel has worked on the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel as well as for Washington Post. Besides, she is also involved in CNN and CNN International.

Social Media Presence

Rachel Nichols is very popular on social sites. She is active on Instagram with 263K followers. She has followed 186 people and has 2902 posts to date. On her Twitter account, she has 32.7K followers. In 2013 and 2014, she was named “Twitter 100” by Sports Illustrated.

Net Worth – $2 Million

The American sports journalist, Rachel Nichols currently works as a host of The Jump, an NBA debate show. As a sports anchor, she has collected huge fortune from her long career. She has a reported net worth of $10 Million at present. As per various tabloids, she earns an annual salary of $1.5 Million from her work. She is spending a luxurious life with her family as of 2019.