Jemele Hill Accepts Buyout to End Her Career with ESPN

[Copy] WordPress Image SizeJemele Hill, known to many as one of ESPN’s most outspoken reporters, will have her last day with the sports network on Sept.1. It was announced on Aug. 25 that Hill had accepted a buyout from the company despite signing a multi-year contract for $2.5 million a year in 2016. According to Bossip, Hill’s payout will be roughly $6 million.

Hill’s career with ESPN began in 2006 as a columnist. Since then, she has transitioned to a television personality for the network. She’s co-hosted “His & Hers,” “Sports Center” and “SC6.”‘ She was also named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists in 2018.

Aside from her sports reporting, Hill is also noted for her political views which have landed her in trouble with ESPN in the past. While the company continues to try to avoid politics, Hill has been very vocal about her opinions, especially those regarding President Trump. There has been some speculation that these differences are what led to Hill’s departure, but it has also been reported that she approached the network about her departure.

Chantè Russell

Chanté Russell is a Howard University print journalism major from Raleigh, North Carolina. Her entire life has been shaped by her passion for writing, fashion and activism. Those passions have led her to create a blog entitled Be The Zeitgeist and serve as a staff writer for Howard’s student newspaper, The Hilltop. She has also written for Lady With Attitude and worked as a freelance journalist. Some of her biggest role models include Anna Wintour, Maya Angelou and her cousin, Dr. Jennifer Edwards, who inspired Chanté to attend Howard. After completing college, Chanté hopes to work as a fashion journalist and use her platform to combat cultural insensitivity within the fashion industry and improve the public perception of the industry.

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