Jemele Hill Is Leaving ESPN's "SportsCenter"

By: Kayla Pasacreta

Jemele Hill, photo via ESPN

Jemele Hill, photo via ESPN

Sports anchor Jemele Hill, who became a major public figure after being suspended from ESPN for 2 weeks for calling Trump a "bigot" and "white supremacist", is leaving ESPN's "SportsCenter".  Hill served as a sports-anchor on the show.

Hill will still be working for ESPN, as a writer for their website "The Undefeated" which focuses on race, sports, and culture. Hill reportedly asked ESPN for the switch. Hill's co-anchor Michael Smith is expected to continuing hosting the show alone.

Hill's words about Trump drew her a lot of public backlash, and Trump even tweeted about her, "With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have ‘tanked,’ in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!”

Even though Hill is leaving SportsCenter, she has a great opportunity to turn "The Undefeated" around and bring a unique perspective and voice to the website. 

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