The sportscaster’s new duties at ESPN will include a daily weekday program centered on the NBA, as well as guest-hosting duties for the Disney-controlled sports network’s “Outside the Lines.” She will also contribute to both “E:60,” ESPN’s primetime magazine program and to the network’s near-ubiquitous “Sports Center.” Her new program, “The Jump,” will debut Thursday, Feb.
18, when NBA games resume following the All-Star break.
The Post broke the Phillips story with a number of front-page exclusives, exposing how Hundley ratted out the philanderer to his wife after he made her the subject of office gossip.
Rachel Nichols, a prominent sports journalist who joined Time Warner in early 2013 to work for both Turner Sports and CNN, is leaving the company to rejoin ESPN, where she held forth on programs like “Sports Center,” “NFL Countdown” and “E:60,” according to a person familiar with the situation.
During a sideline interview with Suzy Kolber, a clearly intoxicated Namath strayed from his bumbling analysis of Chad Pennington and said, "I want to kiss you." Kolber manages an uncomfortable smile and gains some distance from the tumescent creep with a Curtis Martin-like stiff arm.
For years, ESPN operated like a lawless frat house, with more sexual shenanigans than a roadside brothel.
The affair “taught the company it had to have a no-tolerance approach, which they hadn’t really had before,” an insider told the sports-news Web site Deadspin. People were scared straight because the administration said that employees had to disclose personal relationships with each other, as a result of the Phillips thing.” The so-called “Worldwide Leader in Sports” was already known in circles for its skirt-chasing culture when Phillips — the former general manager of the Mets — invited a young, -an-hour production assistant to his hotel room after an All-Star Game event in St. Brooke Hundley accepted the invitation, but not before checking in with her boss, production coordinator Joya Caskey, and telling her about Phillips’ proposition.“This isn’t an Xs-and-Os sort of show,” Nichols told Variety in October of 2013.Instead, she expressed a desire to do long-form interviews and host panels that mixed guests from the entertainment world as well as sports figures.Shortly after her first tweet, Nichols posted an interview she conducted with Mayweather prior to his fight with Marcos Maidana last September.She asks him hard questions about his history of domestic violence. She also has experience in the print world, having worked for the Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and The Washington Post.