Facts of Jemele Hill
|Full Name:||Jemele Hill|
|Birth Date:||December 21, 1975|
|Profession:||American sports journalist|
|Height:||6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
|Birth Place||Detroit, Michigan|
|Education||Michigan State University|
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Jemele Juanita Hill aka Jemele Hill (born on 21st December 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States) is an American sports journalist who writes for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked for ESPN and hosted shows with Michael Smith including His & Hers, Numbers Never Lie, SportsCenter, ESPN First Take, Outside the Lines and The Sports Reporters.
Jemele Hill: Bio, Age, Education
Jemele Juanita Hill aka Jemele Hill was born on 21st December 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, the United States to her father Jerel Brickerson and mother Denise Dennard. She is 43 years old (soon to be 44 this Dec 2019) and belongs to the birth sign Sagittarius.
By nationality, she is an American and her ethnicity is Black. Talking about her education, she attended and completed her high school education from Mumford High School in 1993. Later, she graduated from Michigan State University in 1997.
The American journalist, Jemele Hill stands at the height of 5 feet & 5 inches and weighs 70 kg. Talking about her looks, she has black hair with a pair of black eyes. Jemele Hill holds 486k followers on Instagram, 1.18 million followers on Twitter and 162k followers on Facebook.
Jemele Hill: Professional Career
- She started her career as a general assignment sports writer for the Raleigh News & Observer in 1999.
- Hill worked there until 2005 serving as a sports writer with the Detroit Free Press covering Michigan State football & basketball as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics and the NBA Playoffs.
- After that, she worked as a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 2005-2006.
Jemele Hill: ESPN Career and Net Worth
- Jemele joined ESPN in November 2006 as a national columnist and hosted several ESPN programs like SportsCenter, ESPN First Take, Outside the Lines and The Sports Reporters.
- During the 2008 NBA Playoffs, she was suspended from her job for a week after referencing Adolf Hitler in an article about the then NBA champion, Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons.
- In 2011, Hill and Michael Smith began the podcast His & Hers. The show’s popularity led ESPN to add Hill and Smith’s ESPN2 show Number Never Lie in 2013.
- The show covered social and relationship issues and pop culture, including a favorite television shows, music, and several movie spoofs.
- His & Hers aired through January 2018.
- On 6th February 2017, Hill and Smith became evening anchors of ESPN’s flagship show called SportsCenter airing at 6 p.m.
- On 11th September 2017, Hill made a series of tweets critical of President Donald Trump, describing him as a “white supremacist.”
- Some people criticized her comments whereas others supported her. Trump demanded an apology whereas others supported Hill and argued that a White House official suggesting Hill to fire must be infringed on the First Amendment.
- Therefore, on 9th October 2017, ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks for a “second violation of our social media guidelines”.
- Moreover, on 25th January 2018, ESPN announced that Hill would anchor her final SC6 on 2nd February and begin a new role at the company’s next website, The Undefeated.
- Furthermore, on 1st October 2018, The Atlantic announced that she was joining the magazine as a staff writer.
According to the sources, Jemele Hill has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2019. Similarly, she earns around $1 million annual salary from her profession. She owns a luxurious and lavishing house in Michigan, U.S.A. Hill also owns a matte black colored Bentley.
Jemele Hill: Personal Life
Regarding her love life, Jemele was dating Ian Wallace. Recently, the couple got engaged at Detroit’s Fisher Mansion and they are going to marry soon.
Jemele Hill: Awards and Achievements
- North Carolina Press Association Award (1998)
- The inaugural McKenzie Cup (2007)
- Journalist of the Year (2018)