Hill confirms she's leaving ESPN.
Jemele Hill officially announced that today will be her last day at ESPN, a move that has been rumored now for weeks.
Hill, who had been working for ESPN’s “The Undefeated,” was at the center of controversy last year when she called out President Trump in a series of tweets for being a white supremacist who surrounds himself with other white supremacists, and the most offensive president of her lifetime.
She was ultimately suspended for violating ESPN's social media policy. Hill then stopped co-hosting SC:6 with Michael Smith, and the show has since been scrapped altogether.
Today, she released a statement regarding her departure from ESPN.
“When I started at ESPN in 2006, I had no idea that such a wonderful journey would take place over the next 12 years,” she said in a statement Friday. “This was the place where I became the best version of myself, both personally and professionally.”
"However, the time has come for me to begin a new chapter in my life."
Connor Schell, the ESPN executive vice president who oversees all ESPN content, said in a statement (H/T Variety) that Hill was “an exceptionally talented writer, storyteller host and commentator whose unique voice has made ESPN’s many platforms better over the last 12 years. As she moves forward into the next phase of her career, with the desire to produce content outside of sports, we wish her the best and thank her for her work.”