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Jemele Hill Biography

Jemele Hill (born Jemele Junita Hill) is an American sports journalist who writes for The Atlantic and co-host Vice’s Cari & Jemele (Won’t)  Stick to Sports. Hill worked nearly 12 years for sports conglomerate ESPN. com’s page 2 and formally hosted ESPN’s His and Hearts.

Jemele Hill Age

This famous sports journalist was born in Detroit on December 21, 1975.  Hill is 45 years as of 2020 and she celebrates her birthday on the 21st of December every year.

Jemele Hill Height and Weight

Hill stands at a height of 165 cm equivalent to 5 feet  6 inches. She also weighs  70 kg equivalent to 154 pounds.

Jemele Hill Family, Parents, and Siblings

Hill was born to parents Jerel Brickerson and Densie Dennard. It’s not known if Jemel has any siblings, however, this information will be updated as soon as available.

Jemele Hill Husband and Children

Jemele is happily married to Ian Wallace. The two got married in 2019. Information on whether there have kids or not is currently not available and will be updated as soon as found.

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Jemele Hill Education

Hill graduated from Mumford High school in 1993. She then joined Michigan State University and graduated in 1997.

Jemele Hill Career

hill began her career as a general assignment sports writer for the Raleigh News & Observer. From 1999 to 2005, Hill served as a sportswriter with Detroit Free Press, mainly covering Michigan State football and basketball. While at the Free Press, Jemele also covered the 2004 Summer Olympics and the NBA Playoffs. She also worked as a consultant for the Orlando Sentile from 2005 to 2006.

She later joined ESPN in November 2006 as a national columnist on ESPN. com. Jemele made a regular appearance on television. This included SportsCenter and several ESPN programs, ESPN First Take, Outside the Lines, and The Sports Reporters. During the 2012 college football season, Hill worked on Friday nights as a sideline reporter with Carter Blackburn and Rod Gilmore.

Jemele won the inaugural McKenzie Cup, awarded in honor of sports editor Van McKenzie, at the annual Poynter Media Summit. This was in 2007.

In 2008, during the NBA Playouts, Jemele was suspended from her post after referencing Adolf Hitler in an article about the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Piston. In an editorial describing why she could not support the Celtics, Hill wrote: “Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim. It’s like hoping Gorbachev would get the blinking red button before Reagan.”

The comments generated a negative response and that portion of the editorial was taken out shortly after the column was published. Jemele, a piston fun, wrote that: “…to some degree it was about race Detroit is 80 percent black, and as my colleague, J.A. Adande stated in a fantastic piece of Celtics earlier this season, the mostly white Celtics team of the past had a tough time being accepted by black audiences. Boston was viewed by blacks as a racially intolerant city.” Hill was suspended for two weeks and issued an apology through ESPN.

On October 1, 2018, The Atlantic announced that Hill was joining the magazine as a staff writer.

On April 15, 2019, Jemele launched her podcast, “Jemele Hill Unbothered”, which covers sports, politics, and culture. New episodes air twice on Spotify during the week. According to Jemele, the podcast ‘talk about sports’ covers those tricky intersections: race, gender, politics

In 2020, Jamele wrote a long article detailing her deep regret for the Hitler reference. Hill wrote that she was embarrassed about it immediately after she was called out on it, and still feels embarrassed about it more than a decade later. Jemele concluded that her suspension from ESPN was ” a punishment that I deserved. It’s during this same year in August that Hill began co-hosting Cari & Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports with Cari Champion on the Vice on TV network.

Jemele Hill Net Worth and Salary

Hill has an estimated net worth of about $4 million. Due to her many professions, it is not known what salary Hill receives annually. However, this information will be updated as soon as made available.

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