Via the Hollywood Reporter
Jemele Hill is exiting the 6 p.m. hour of SportsCenter,The Hollywood Reporter had learned. The move comes in the wake of Hill’s controversial Tweets about President Trump and the National Anthem protests sweeping the NFL.
Sources tell THR that Hill’s last day on SC6 will be Friday, Feb. 2, two days before the Super Bowl. Michael Smith will host the program on his own, as he did when Hill was suspended last October for her NFL tweets.
Hill will remain at ESPN, where she is one year into a lucrative four-year deal. She’ll write for the ESPN vertical, The Undefeated, and also host town halls. Hill revealed recently that she has started a production company with friend and ESPN colleague Kelly Carter.
People I trust at ESPN, people who have dealt me straight for years, tell me Jemele Hill asked for the switch. You’ll no doubt hear otherwise. Up to readers to believe who they trust.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) January 26, 2018
I'm sure she saw the writing on the wall. Don't be naive and think that she would voluntarily leave the top spot on ESPN programming.
— Ryan (@xRMFCx) January 26, 2018
The writing was most certainly on the wall, she was asked nicely to pretend she wanted a transfer. Bye Felicia.