ESPN personality Jemele Hill is reported to be leaving the network in early September, according to renowned author and media reporter James Miller.
Jemele Hill, the Detroit native and former Free Press writer, who The anger of some, including the President, is reported to leave ESPN in early September.
James Miller, the longtime ESPN chronicler posted on Twitter Saturday night that Hill and ESPN have come to "amicable" contract is said to have been a multi-million dollar deal that comes into effect next Saturday.
Hill asked for a meeting with new ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, after Miller .
Athletic media reporter Richard Deitsch reports that Hill and her longtime friend, Kelley L. Carter, another Metro Detroit native and former freelance press writer, start a production company aptly named Lodge Freeway Media.
While Hill did not directly address the reports, she provided a funny status update on Sunday morning:
Hill has been with ESPN since 2006, initially as a National Columnist , then as a panelist and contributor to several shows.
Hill and Michael Smith found their groove on the ESPN2 show "His and Hers," and in 2017, the couple became the co-anchor of a reworked "SportsCenter." More: Michelle Beadle Leaves ESPN's "Get Up" Program
Far from the station's traditional hosts, Hill and Smith clashed with the sports commentary brand and pop culture until 6pm.
The proverbial controversial fire was fueled last September when it called President Donald Trump a White Racist in a Tweet. It was the linchpin of criticism that the sports network perceived for political A few days later, Hill said she regretted having made the thoughts public, ESPN has publicly blamed Hill, and the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said Hill's tweet-storm is.
a "flammable offense."
Then, in October, Hill suggested that people boycott Dallas Cowboy's advertisers in response to owner Jerry Jones attitude towards protesters during the national anthem. ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks, which Hill later said was warranted.
Jemele Hill, left, and Michael Smith are the new hosts of the 18 o'clock. Weekday "SportsCenter" [Photo: Joe Faraoni, ESPN Images]
In January it was announced that she would leave Hill's request at the "SportsCenter" to write more For The Undefeated, ESPN's ad hoc website focused on sports, culture, and African-American topics, and provided guest commentary on other shows. Her last appearance on the network was Friday during the last episode of "SportsNation" in Los Angeles.
Earlier this summer, Detroit Mumford High School renamed her auditorium to Hill, graduating in 1993.
A few weeks ago Hill was in Detroit as co-chair of the annual meeting of the National Association of Black Journalists. She was named Journalist of the Year by the organization.
Hill, a former high school apprentice, returned to the Free Press in 1999 and soon became a Michigan drummer. She left the Free Press in 2005 to become a columnist at Orlando Sentinel before joining ESPN.