Who is Jemele Hill?
Jemele Hill is an American sportscaster. She worked for the Raleigh News & Observer, the Detroit Free Press, and the Orlando Sentinel.
She started working for ESPN in 2006 and had a variety of duties up until 2013 when she took Jalen Rose’s place as host of ESPN2’s Numbers Never Lie.
Jemele and Michael Smith co-hosted the His & Hers-titled program. From 2017 to 2018, Hill and Michael Smith shared hosting duties for SC6, the SportsCenter at 6 o’clock (ET) edition of ESPN.
Jemele Hill is a Native of Detroit Michigan
Hill is currently 47 years old. She was born on December 21, 1975, in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Jemele Hill Was Raised By Her Single Mother
Both of Hill’s parents struggled with drug addiction and she was raised by her single mother. She and her mother moved to Houston in 1980, then later back to Detroit
What Happened Between Jemele Hill and Donald Trump?
Hill tweeted several times on September 11, 2017, criticizing President Donald Trump and labeling him a “white supremacist.” ESPN reacted by releasing a statement that reads; “Hill’s comments do not represent the position of ESPN. We’ve talked to Jemele about it, and she admits that what she did was wrong.”
She later clarified that she stood by her comments as representative of her personal beliefs; “My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light.”
ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks on October 9th for a “second violation of our social media policies”. Hill advised supporters angry by Jerry Jones’ threat to bench any player who engages in “anything that is disrespectful to the flag” to stop supporting the Dallas Cowboys and the sponsors of Jones and the team.
On January 25, 2018, ESPN said that Hill would host her final SC6 on February 2 and take on a new position at The Undefeated, the organization’s website that examines the connections between sports and race.
Is Jemele Hill Married?
Yes, Jemele is a married woman. She married her husband, Ian Wallace in 2019 at the Monarch Beach Resort in California. The couple had many places in mind for hosting their wedding. They had been contemplating between a destination wedding and a ceremony in Detroit at first.
But after recently relocating to Los Angeles, the couple felt a wedding on their home turf would be the ideal setting and a reasonable compromise.
Jemele and Ian also paid homage to their home city by choosing Detroit-based, Black-owned merchants. In terms of how their wedding proceeded, the newlyweds broke tradition by serving drinks to guests before the ceremony.
Their journey to the altar taught them many lessons about each other, and their special day turned out precisely how they had envisioned it.
Ian said; “I discovered Jemele very accommodating. Even though it’s her wedding, she’s considering others. She also makes quick decisions.”
Jemele Hill Salary and Net Worth
Hill earns approximately $1 million. His wages have increased significantly over the years that she has worked in mainstream media. Her net worth is estimated to be roughly $4 million.
What Prompted Jemele Hill To Leave ESPN?
It was reported on August 26, 2018, that Jemele will step down from her role at ESPN after receiving a buyout from the company’s shareholders. Her last day at the station was on the 1st of September 2018.