Jemele Hill, the former ESPN personality and current staff writer for The Atlantic, will be launching her own podcast titled Unbothered in a partnership with music streaming giant Spotify. The journalist and former host of ESPN’s Sportscenter will debut her Unbothered podcast in March and will serve up two, 60-75 minute episodes a week. Hill is expected to have co-hosts and welcome special guests each week to explore news on sports, culture, music, politics, and more.

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“Spotify and I are very like-minded,” Hill said in a statement. “We both believe in being bold and authentic. I am thrilled to get the opportunity to stretch myself in a much different way, with a support system that I believe will bring out the best in me. I look forward to sharing my perspective and experience with Spotify’s many listeners across the world.”

Before joining ESPN where she worked for 12 years as a commentator, sideline reporter, and television host, Hill was the only black female sports newspaper columnist in the county during her time at the Orlando Sentinel.


“Jemele is an important voice in sports, race, culture and politics, and their intersection in media,” said Spotify Studios head Courtney Holt. “She will bring her unique point of view to our platform with Unbothered, which is sure to be a favorite of listeners with diverse interests and viewpoints.”

Aside from her upcoming podcast, Hill has lots of other things to celebrate this year. She was recently engaged to her boyfriend Ian Walla.