Former ESPN character Jemele Hill is becoming a member of The Atlantic as a employees author who will cowl “the intersection of sports activities, race, politics, gender, and tradition,” mentioned Jeffrey Goldberg, the journal’s editor-in-chief on Monday.
I am more than happy to announce that the good @jemelehill is becoming a member of @TheAtlantic as a employees author. She’ll be protecting the intersection of sports activities, race, politics, gender, and tradition for us. Welcome, Jemele.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) October 1, 2018
In August, Hill departed cable channel at which she served as a columnist for The Undefeated, a web site that examines sports activities and its relation to racial and cultural points, and as host of the 6 p.m. version of SportsCenter, based on USA In the present day.
The 42-year outdated spoke to The Hollywood Reporter (THR) about why she left ESPN, saying her relationship with the corporate had “run its course.”
“It simply type of grew to become apparent to me that the connection — as good and as fruitful and as useful as it was — had actually run its course,” she mentioned. “I’ve been by way of tough swings in my profession. It was about the truth that I can’t decide to one thing that I do know isn’t proper for me, that I do know isn’t going to deliver out the very best in me and that I do know goes to be type of a waste of time.”
Final 12 months, Hill brought on a firestorm of controversy when she tweeted that President Donald Trump was a White nationalist.
“Donald Trump is a White supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ different White supremacists,” she wrote in September 2017.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ different white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Hill informed THR that she and her SportsCenter co-host Michael Smith have been labeled “political” earlier than her Trump feedback, and she or he thinks race was an element.
“Mike and I particularly have been known as political, means earlier than any of the Trump stuff ever occurred,” she mentioned. “And I at all times thought that was a really attention-grabbing label as a result of frankly, I believe that more often than not it was mentioned as a result of we have been the 2 Black individuals.”