January 26, 2018

Jemele Hill leaving SportsCenter to move to ESPN's 'The Undefeated'

PHOTO | HBJ File
PHOTO | HBJ File
ESPN's headquarters in Bristol

Anchor Jemele Hill is leaving SportsCenter to head to The Undefeated, ESPN's site about the intersection of sports, race and culture.

A source familiar with the issue confirmed the move to CNNMoney. The move to The Undefeated was her choice, according to the source.

Hill began anchoring the 6:00 pm showing of SportsCenter in February alongside co-host Michael Smith.

However, she made news in September for tweets she posted about President Donald Trump, calling him a "white supremacist."

Hill apologized for the tweets and said she regretted that her comments "painted ESPN in an unfair light."

ESPN released a followup statement, saying that "Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN."

The network said it had accepted Hill's apology.

After a second violation of ESPN's social media policies in October, Hill was suspended for two weeks.

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