Unapologetic Nationally Acclaimed Journalist
Jemele Hill is a sports journalist who was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She writes for The Atlantic and worked nearly 12 years for sports conglomerate ESPN. She wrote a column for ESPN.com’s Page 2 and formerly hosted ESPN’s His and Hers. In 1998, Hill won the North Carolina Press Association Award for sports feature writing. In 2007, she became the first recipient of the Van McKenzie Cup at Poynter Sports Media Summit and that same year, she received The Rising Star Alumni Award from Michigan State’s College of Communication, Arts & Sciences. In June 2013, she succeeded Jalen Rose on ESPN2’s Numbers Never Lie. In February 2017, Hill and Michael Smith became co-hosts of SC6, the 6 p.m. (ET) edition of ESPN’s flagship SportsCenter. Hill remained in that role until February 2018, when ESPN moved her to their website, The Undefeated. She joined The Atlantic in October 2018.