Jemele Hill is a sports journalist from the USA who serves for the website The Undefeated of ESPN. She was the host of ‘His and Hers’ on ESPN. She has hosted many other shows for ESPN and has also worked as a columnist for ESPN.com. Hill began her career by working with Raleigh News & Observer as a sports writer. She is known for maintaining a low profile life. Here is a quick summary of Jemele Hill’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Jemele Hill Early Life
Jemele Juanita Hill is the daughter of Denise Dennard and Jerel Brickerson. She was born in Detroit, Michigan on 21 December 1975.
She completed her schooling in 1993 from Mumford High School. Later, she went to the Michigan State University. As a child, Hill was a tomboy and her favorite sport was baseball. She used to write stories right from an early age.
It was reported that Jemele Hill was in a relationship with her co-host from ‘His & Hers’, Michael Smith. She is currently in a relationship with Idris Elba, who is an English actor.
In 2008, she was suspended from her show after she made a post on Adolf Hitler. She is very active in the social media and has got over 585,000 followers on Twitter. She serves as a member of National Association of Black Journalists.
Jemele Hill Career, Awards & Achievement
In the beginning, Jemele Hill used to work as an assignment sports writer for Raleigh News & Observer. She then became the sports writer of Detroit Free Press. There she has worked for six years and used to cover basketball and football from Michigan. She has also covered the Olympic Games of 2004 as well as the NBA Playoffs.
In 2005, Hill began to work as a columnist for Orlando Sentinel. She remained there till 2006. In November 2006, she became the national columnist of ESPN.com. Following that, she started making her television appearances.
She has appeared in shows like ‘SportsCenter’, ‘The Sports Reporter’, ‘ESPN First Take’, and ‘Outside the Lines’. Hill has also served as the sideline reporter of college football 2012. In 2011, she became the host of the podcast ‘His & Hers’.
Following that, she started the show, ‘His & Hers’ on ESPN2. In 2017, she became the evening anchor of ‘SportsCenter, which is a flagship of ESPN. Jemele Hill has also appeared in other shows like ’10 with Slip Bayless’ and ESPN First Take’s First’. She also appeared ‘Jim Rome Is Burning’.
Awards & Achievements
At the 2007 Poynter Sports Media Summit, Jemele Hill was conferred with the McKenzie Cup. She is the winner of the inaugural prize, which is given in the tribute of Van McKenzie. In 1998, for her contribution to sports feature writing, she received the North Carolina Press Association Award. The Michigan State’s College of Communication, Arts & Sciences has bestowed her with the Rising Star Alumni Award in 2007. In 2018, she was nominated for the Image Awards.
Net Worth of Jemele Hill
The estimated net worth of Jemele Hill is more than $5.5 million. She has been active in her profession right from an early age and has worked with several media houses. She amassed this net worth particularly by working for ESPN. In the past she has worked for, ‘News & Observer in Raleigh’, ‘Detroit Free Press, ‘Orlando Sentinel’, and ‘ESPN’. She has received many honors and continues to be active in her profession. There can surely be an increase in her net worth in the coming years.
Jemele Hill is one of the most famous sports journalists in the world. She is talented and very dedicated to her profession. In 2017, she made controversial remarks against President Donald Trump. The remarks were purely personal and not on behalf of ESPN. Hill has got many followers across the world.