Rachel Nichols’ time on ESPN airwaves appears to be over after her released audio on former co-worker Maria Taylor.
The network is removing the longtime reporter and host from all NBA programming and canceling her weekday show “The Jump.”
ESPN’s senior vice president of production David Roberts confirmed the decision to Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand:
“We mutually agreed that this approach regarding our NBA coverage was best for all concerned,” Roberts told SBJ in a statement. “Rachel is an excellent reporter, host and journalist, and we thank her for her many contributions to our NBA content.”
Nichols still has more than a year left on her contract, but she is not likely to appear on the network during that time, according to the report.
According to SBJ, “The Jump” will continue to air for the next couple of weeks without Nichols.