RD Recap: Rachel Nichols Returns to ESPN; Lynne Biggar Heads to Visa

The latest media hirings and firings.

Revolving Door

Rachel Nichols returns to ESPN after almost three years with CNN. She’ll host a daily NBA-focused show called The Jump that launches after the All-Star break in February. ESPN senior coordinating producer Kevin Wildes and coordinating producer Richelle Markazene will handle the control room duties. “I’m thrilled ESPN is giving me the opportunity to help create and host this show, and that I’ll also have a voice on a wide range of sports and topics for SportsCenter, OTL and E:60 – shows I have so much respect and affection for,” Nichols said. ESPN evp Marie Donoghue is “so excited to get Rachel back at ESPN in an expanded role.”…

Grace Coddington will leave her job as creative director at Vogue. She’ll still be around, serving as creative director at large and work on “several Vogue fashion shoots throughout the year” while also pursuing some external projects. She started at the magazine in 1988… The Fader adds to its growing team, recruiting Jason Parham and Amos Barshad as senior editors and Blaire Monroe as social media editor… Time Inc. will watch Lynne Biggar walk out the door on Jan. 29, the latest in a series of executives who have said goodbye. She had been executive vp of consumer marketing and will be chief marketing and communications officer at Visa… Hamish Nicklin is The Guardian’s new chief revenue officer. He had been managing director for AOL UK and previously served as sales director at Google… Tom Beusse is the new CEO of F+W, the parent company of Writer’s Digest, Popular Woodworking and other niche titles…