2022 Emmy Nominee for Outstanding Entertainment News Program
Rachel Lindsay is an attorney, media personality, author, speaker, and podcaster. Rachel currently works as an on-air correspondent with “Extra.” She additionally co-hosts The Ringer’s “Higher Learning with Van Lathan and Rachel Lindsay” podcast, highlighting Black culture, politics, and sports; and is the host of The Ringer’s “Morally Corrupt Show,”covering all things related to Bravo TV. Rachel has an online column entitled “Honestly Rach,” exclusively on Meta Bulletin, where she delves into love, life, career, friendships, social issues, and everything in-between.
Rachel is known for making history as the first Black lead in the franchise’s history on the thirteenth season of ABC's “The Bachelorette,” and as a contestant on Season 21 of ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
She recently authored her first book, titled “Miss Me with That,” a collection of personal essays featuring hot takes, helpful tidbits, and a few hard truths.
Rachel previously co-hosted MTV's “Ghosted: Love Gone Missing”and co-hosted the “Bachelor Happy Hour”podcast. Additionally, she worked as a guest host for ESPN’s “First Take,” ABC’s “The View,” “The Real,” “Access Hollywood,” and the NFL Network.
Rachel formerly co-hosted ESPN Radio’s “Football Frenzy,” “GTL,” and “Game Night” and the NFL’s Amazon Prime show “The Drive.” She has also hosted her own “Bachelor” segment on “Strahan, Sara & Keke,” and was a frequent contributor to “The Steve Harvey Show,” even hosting his special “Love Elevated.”
She has worked as a collegiate basketball sideline reporter for Conference USA and Stadium. Prior to sideline reporting, Rachel worked for the Milwaukee Bucks, Inc., the National Basketball Association, the National Sports Law Institute, Rice University Compliance Department, the University of Texas at Austin’s Media Relations Department, and Capital Sports and Entertainment.
Rachel has made appearances on numerous television networks and contributed to sports television and radio shows, including: CNN, HLN, ABC, ESPN, NBC, LHN, E! News, Bravo, “Strahan & Sara,” “Access Hollywood,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Real,” “SC6,” “The Wendy Williams Show,” “The Tom Joyner Morning Show,” “Sister Circle” (TV One), “DirectTV Fantasy Zone,” “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” “The Ryan Seacrest Morning Show,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Dateline,” “Good Morning Texas,” and many more.
Rachel obtained an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin in sports management, then went on to receive a law degree from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee with a concentration in sports law. She formerly worked at the prestigious law firm Cooper & Scully, P.C. in Dallas, representing clients in a broad variety of litigation matters in state and federal court, including: local government law, personal injury, employment, sports/entertainment, and insurance defense.
Rachel is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Texas at Austin College of Education, an ambassador for the College Football Playoff Foundation, and a supporter of Paw Works and Project Angel Food.
Rachel is an avid sports fan, enjoys music, meditation, dancing, exercising, reading, and spending time with her husband Bryan, her family, and her dog Copper. She currently resides in Los Angeles.