Jemele Hill who worked many many years as a writer and broadcaster for ESPN will leave the company after accepting a buyout as reported by News’ Michael McCarthy
According to James Andrew Miller, who co-authored a book detailing the history of ESPN, Jemele Hill’s departure will become final Sept. 1. Miller described her buyout as “amicable” and a “long time coming.”
Hill had worked alongside Michael Smith on the 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter before leaving that show and joining The Undefeated in January.
ESPN issued a statement last September distancing itself from remarks Hill made about President Donald Trump. Hill had called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists” and “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”
Immediately after the Presidential Rant, Advertisers started pulling ads from the show and the Network, prompting ESPN to Suspend Jemele Hill for a few weeks.
She was eventually taken off the air and accepted a job as a writer in the office; but the inevitable was clear, that more sooner than later, that the end was near.