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Former ESPN host and columnist Jemele Hill is joining The Atlantic as a staff writer covering “the intersection of sports, race, politics, gender, and culture,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, announced Monday morning.

“I’m very pleased to announce that the great @jemelehill is joining @TheAtlantic as a staff writer, he wrote on Twitter. “She’ll be covering the intersection of sports, race, politics, gender, and culture for us. Welcome, Jemele.”

Hill, 42, left ESPN in August after nearly 12 years with the company. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the award-winning journalist admitted that she was ready to exit and “spread my wings in different ways.

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