ESPN host Jemele Hill has been removed from her hosting position and will be transferred to a new position within the network.
Hill has made headlines over the last few months with explicitly anti-Trump remarks and sentiments. She was suspended as a result of the comments.
Jemele Hill reportedly is leaving ESPN’s 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” to work for the Undefeated https://t.co/DSciRf2Ct6
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) January 26, 2018
Jemele Hill Will Leave ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’ https://t.co/gVzHGvkY1M
— Variety (@Variety) January 26, 2018
Per Fox News:
Outspoken liberal Jemele Hill will no longer host ESPN’s flagship “SportsCenter,” ESPN insiders have confirmed to Fox News. She will be re-assigned to a new role at The Undefeated, the company’s site that covers the intersections of sports and race, according to Sports Illustrated.
The controversial Hill famously called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last year. ESPN initially declined to punish her but then sidelined her for two weeks in October when she violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time by calling on fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they did not stand up during the national anthem.
According to the report, her demotion was a result of “collapsing ratings.” Some other reports say Hill personally requested the move.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
Several ESPN insiders have told Fox News that the move was Hill’s choice, but sports talk radio host Clay Travis tweeted that she was “booted” due to “collapsing ratings.”
Travis has been in front of all-things Hill and recently speculated that she would be removed from “SportsCenter.” Sports Illustrated media guru Richard Deitsch predicted that Hill’s “tenure as a SportsCenter anchor” was “effectively over” back in October of 2017.
Jemele Hill leaving “SportsCenter” in ESPN shakeup https://t.co/g6Cr1rCbux
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) January 26, 2018
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 26, 2018
Here’s even more on Hill:
The polarizing Hill, 42, once blamed her troubles on media members who accuse ESPN of being too liberal for combing through her Twitter replies, looking for anti-Trump comments that would quickly became national news.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists,” Hill wrote on Sept 11. She called him “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”
According to the report, Hill called Trump a “bigot,” “unqualified and unfit to be president,” and said, “If he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
Check out how some people are reacting:
Jemele Hill is out at SportsCenter.
ESPN should stop focusing on politics and get back to focusing on sports.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) January 26, 2018
— Team MAGA (@american_jo12) January 26, 2018
— Shawn Peters (@bigshawn2000) January 26, 2018
Never liked her anyway. Bye
— D. Mark Hendrix (@dmhendrix20) January 26, 2018
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
This is good for ESPN and all of America
— Quicks (@quickslanding) January 26, 2018