New York-based bureau reporter and E:60 correspondent Rachel Nichols will serve as the sideline reporter for ESPN’s season-opening Monday Night Football doubleheader game between the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders on Sept. 10. She will work with the previously announced commentator team of Chris Berman and analyst Trent Dilfer. The game is scheduled to kick off at 10:15 p.m. ET, following the Cincinnati Bengals-Baltimore Ravens game (7 p.m.), which will feature the commentator team of Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden and reporter Lisa Salters.
Nichols is a regular contributor to ESPN’s NFL coverage. She is responsible for weekly features throughout the season for SportsCenter, Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown and other programs. She also files regular reports from team sites and stadiums on NFL Sundays.
In this Front & Center podcast, Nichols discusses the MNF assignment, her upcoming E:60 story on Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, expectations for covering the Super Bowl champion New York Giants training camp and more.