High-profile ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols has been hired by CNN and Turner Sports. She will work as a sport reporter and anchor a new weekend sports program on CNN/U.S. starting later this year. Her CNN program will focus on the most interesting stories and personalities in the world of sports. 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.