ESPN host Jemele Hill introduced on Twitter that Friday is her final day on the community she has labored at for 12 years.
“Once I began at ESPN in 2006, I had no concept that such a beautiful journey would happen over the following 12 years,” Hill said in a tweet on Friday. “Nevertheless, the time has come for me to start a brand new chapter in my life.”
Hill thanked ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro and her former SC6 host, Michael Smith in her tweet.
Stories surfaced final month that Hill was leaving ESPN, however her tweet on Friday marks the primary time she confirmed the information.
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“Jemele is an exceptionally gifted author, storyteller, host and commentator whose distinctive voice has made ESPN’s many platforms higher over the past 12 years,” stated Connor Schell, ESPN’s govt vp of content material.
Hill’s tenure at ESPN was at occasions a turbulent one. She was sharply criticized by the White Home for calling President Trump a “white supremacist” in a tweet. Hill finally apologized for her feedback.
Hill was on the heart of one other controversy quickly after for feedback she made on Twitter about Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones and the NFL. ESPN suspended her for 2 weeks for violating the community’s social media tips.
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Hill left her submit at SportsCenter earlier this 12 months to turn out to be a senior correspondent and columnist for The Undefeated, the ESPN’s web site that covers the intersection of sports activities, race and tradition.
CNNMoney (New York) First printed September 14, 2018: 12:40 PM ET