After 12 years at ESPN, Jemele Hill is making plans to quit the world of sports for life behind the camera; focusing on stories about race and gender.
Hill made her announcement from the stage Sunday at OZY Fest held in New York City, according to OZY.com.
The Detroit-native told the audience that she would no longer “stick to sports” and will leave ESPN to go into commentary about race and gender full time.
Earlier this year, Jemele moved from her role as host of the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” on ESPN specifically to tackle issues of race and gender in sports at the company’s “Undefeated” platform.
That move was prompted after she called Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter, and in another post, she suggested fans boycott NFL advertisers in order to get the organization to understand the voice behind social injustice. The latter netted Hill a suspension.
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