Leila Rahimi joined NBC Sports Chicago in October 2015 as an anchor/reporter for SportsNet Central, before being named the primary co-host of the network’s nightly socially-interactive sports news and entertainment, In the Loop. Prior to joining NBC Sports Chicago, Rahimi was an anchor/host/reporter at NBC Sports Philadelphia, where she anchored SportsNet Central and provided field reports for the Phillies (MLB), Eagles (NFL), Flyers (NHL), 76ers (NBA), along with Villanova and Temple from a collegiate standpoint. In addition, Rahimi also recently an anchor/host for the MLB Network’s Strike Zone Channel. Prior to her time in Philadelphia, Rahimi served as an anchor, reporter, sideline reporter and host at CSN Houston (2012-14) where she provided sideline/beat reporting duties for the network’s Rockets basketball and Astros baseball telecasts, along with hosting pre/postgame shows, anchoring SportsNet Central, and hosting an hour-long, weekly high school football show. A multiple Emmy-award nominee, Rahimi also served as the field reporter for Fox Sports San Diego’s Padres baseball telecasts in 2012, along with producing/hosting a weekly Padres magazine-style program. From 2007-12, she was a sports reporter at KXAN-TV, the NBC affiliate in Austin, TX, covering the University of Texas and local high schools. Additional stops along Rahimi’s career path included a producing, then reporting role at Fox Sports Southwest in Dallas, TX, along with sports reporter/anchor duties at KXII-TV, the CBS affiliate in Sherman, TX.