Most of us can’t wait for Friday to arrive signaling the end of the work week. On this Friday, it signals the end of an era for Jemele Hill at ESPN. Hill thanked ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro and her former SC6 host, Michael Smith in her tweet. Reports surfaced last month that Hill was leaving ESPN, but her tweet on Friday marks the first time she confirmed the news.
Over the last several weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about my job status. Today is my last day at ESPN.
More from me on closing one of the most special chapters in my life: pic.twitter.com/jReaH5sWhW
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2018
Hill, who had been working for ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” was at the center of controversy last year when she called out President Donald Trump in a series of tweets for being a white supremacist who surrounds himself with other white supremacists, and the most offensive president of her lifetime.
Hill didn’t specify what is next for her, but amid reports of her exit last month, it was speculated that the veteran journalist would move into production.
The Athletic media reporter Richard Deitsch said in August that Hill and her longtime friend, journalist Kelley L. Carter, who writes for ESPN’s The Undefeated, are moving into production with their company Lodge Freeway Media.
— jamesmiller (@JimMiller) September 13, 2018