Rachel Nichols Reportedly Leaving CNN to Return to ESPN

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Rachel Nichols is reportedly leaving CNN to return to ESPN.

According to media reports, including the Chicago Tribune, Nichols will rejoin ESPN in early 2016, serving as an anchor and reporter. Reports also claim she will anchor her own program.

Rachel Nichols, who graduated from Northwestern in 1995, is a prominent sports journalist who joined Time Warner in early 2013 to work for both Turner Sports and CNN.

Jim Miller of Vanity Fair first reported the news on his Twitter feed.

According to Sports Illustrated, while at ESPN from 2004 to 2013, Nichols worked as a correspondent for SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, NBA Countdown and E:60, and also as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football.

ESPN executives declined to comment and a CNN spokesperson could not be reached for immediate comment.

Pam Wright