ESPN announced on Monday that Malika Andrews will host the network’s new basketball show, NBA Today, Yahoo Sports reports.
NBA Today will replace The Jump, which was formerly hosted by Rachel Nichols. The show was canceled after a recording of Nichols claiming that Maria Taylor was being promoted because of the network’s “crappy longtime record on diversity,” went public, as EBONY previously reported.
Andrews’ new show is a part of a new multi-year contract extension she recently signed with the network.
Along with Andrews, NBA analysts Kendrick Perkins, Chiney Ogwumike, Vince Carter, and ESPN Senior Writer Zach Lowe will also be a part of NBA Today’s lineup.