Jemele Hill is an American journalist who had worked for nearly twelve years for the network ESPN. She had been working as a sports conglomerate and also wrote a column for ESPN.com’s Page 2. Further, as a writer, she writes a column for the magazines ‘The Atlantic’.
Moreover, Hill started hosting the ESPN program ‘SC6’ at 6 p.m. along with anchor Michael Smith. In addition to that, According to The Washington Post on 16 September 2017, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested to fired Hill for tweeting that President Trump is a white supremacist. Keep on reading to know information on her personal life, controversy, net worth, and of course body measurements too.
Caption: The American reporter, Jemel Hill.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Jemele Hill: Bio, Family, Education
The well-known journalist was born on 21 December 1975, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States. She was born as Jemele Juanita Hill to the parents whose identity is not available in the media. In her childhood days, she nad her mother moved to Houston and later again shifted back to Detroit. Other than this, she has not revealed much information on her childhood days and siblings.
Regarding her education, she had completed high school from Mumford High School in 1993. Then later in 1997, she has completed her graduation from Michigan State University.
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Jemele Hill: Career & Life Achievements
After graduation, she started her career as a sportswriter for the ‘Raleigh News & Observer’. Following that, she had also served as a sportswriter for the ‘Detroit Free Press(1999-2005)’ and columnist for ‘Orlando Sentinel(2005-06)’. Then in 2006, ESPN hired her as a national columnist on ESPN.com.
In 2012, she served as a sideline reporter during the 2012 college football season on Friday nights along with Carter Blackburn and Rod Gilmore. The journalist began her podcast ‘His & Her’ along with her co-host Michael Smith. Their partnership popularity led to ESPN adding her to Smith’s ESPN2 show ‘Numbers Never Lie’ in 2013. Hill started to anchored the ESPN flagship show ‘SportsCenter’ at 6 p.m. along with Smith on 6 February 2017.
ESPN announced on 25 January 2018 that Jill would perform her final episode of SC6 on 2nd February 2018. Then she will start her new role at the company’s website ‘The Undefeated’ that covers the intersections of sports. Following that on 1 October, she will be joining the top magazine ‘The Atlantic’ as a staff writer.
Hill suspended from ESPN:
The journalist not only recognized for his posts but also for being a good outspoken. She is also well-known for one of the people who would love to speak out their mind without thinking of consequences. She has been suspended severally for her controversial comments.
At the time of the 2008 NBA playoffs, she had suspended for referencing Adolf Hilter in an article. On 9 October 2017, ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks after she reported against the company guidelines ‘Second violation of our social media guidelines’. Before that in September 2017, she has been attacked by the American government as well secretary Sanders for referring to President Trump as a ‘White Supremacist’.
Jemele has won the inaugural McKenzie Cup in 2007 at the annual Poynter Media Summit. She received the title ‘Journalist of the Year’ in 2018 by the National Association of Black Journalists.
Jemele Hill: Personal Life & Husband
Many of you must be thinking that whether the veteran journalist is married or not? Or she is in a relationship or her past relationships. Well, Hill seems to be a bit of secretive when it comes to her personal life. Therefore, she has not revealed information on her past relationships. But we can definitely say that she is not married at the moment instead that she has been linked to a handsome guy Ian Wallace.
At the end of 2018, she surprised her admirers by announcing her surprise engagement to her fiance Ian. Further, she shared her photos with fiance after Christmas in 2018 on her social media accounts. Meanwhile, she revealed that the couple has been together for almost four years. They met in 2014 and started to date in 2015.
Moreover, she was rumored to date several guys in the past. She had been linked with her co-worker Ray Lewis and English actor and musician, Idris Elba.
Caption: Jemel Hill and her fiance Ian Wallace.
Jemele Hill: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Being a popular sports journalist in the nation, she must garner a handsome income from her career. Sports journalism is the main source of her earning, therefore, she is currently working in the top sports channel, ESPN as well. The network is known to pay a good sum of amount to their employees. Further, regarding her net worth, she has an amount estimated to be around $4 million. Also, she hosts the sports podcast and radio talk show.
She is also active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, she has an account @jemelhill with 491k followers. She has a Twitter account @jemelhill with 1.19 million followers. Also, she is active on Facebook having an account @jemelhillworks with over 166k followers.
Jemele Hill: Body Measurements
She has a well-maintained body that has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.67 meters and weighs around 56 kg. There is no information on her hour-glass body shape. She has a black hair color with light brown eye color.