Jemele Hill is leaving her spot on “SportsCenter at 6” for ESPN’s “The Undefeated.”
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reported the following:
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill is leaving the 6:00 p.m. SC6 edition of SportsCenter to join the staff of The Undefeated, the ESPN microsite that fuses sports, race and culture, as well as other additional assignments. It is believed Hill asked for the assignment change.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 26, 2018
Hill made waves in 2017 after she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
She was later suspended for two weeks from ESPN after she suggested that fans boycott the sponsors of the Dallas Cowboys over the anthem protests.
This play always work. Change happens when advertisers are impacted. If you feel strongly about JJ’s statement, boycott his advertisers. https://t.co/LFXJ9YQe74
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
Her role with “The Undefeated” isn’t known at this time.