Jemele Hill

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Alex Reimer
April 11, 2019 - 11:55 am
Jemele Hill was the lightning rod of ESPN’s short-lived “SC6” program. She was the one who feuded with the White House over whether Donald Trump is a white supremacist and got suspended for suggesting Cowboys fans boycott the team’s sponsors. But in the aftermath of the show’s cancellation, Hill is...
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady
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Alex Reimer
February 07, 2019 - 11:59 am
Whenever the Patriots get into trouble, their players preach the importance of ignoring the noise. Julian Edelman, who sold “Don’t Bet Against Us Shirts” in the middle of the postseason, told reporters in 2014 the Patriots “ignore the noise around here” in the aftermath of their infamous Monday...
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Alex Reimer
October 01, 2018 - 11:12 am
Over the summer, Jemele Hill talked about her desire to move on from sports and opine more frequently about social and political issues. “As much as I’d like to tell you about Golden State’s latest game or tell you about why Jacksonville can win the Super Bowl, some days I just didn’t give a s—...
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Alex Reimer
September 14, 2018 - 2:41 pm
It is a sad day for us at WEEI. Jemele Hill confirmed Friday this is her last day at ESPN, which had been rumored for several weeks. "When I started at ESPN in 2006, I had no idea that such a wonderful journey would take place over the next 12 years,” Hill said in a tweet. “However, the time has...
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY
Alex Reimer
September 04, 2018 - 3:12 pm
ESPN didn’t willingly cut ties with Jemele Hill. The WorldWide Leader tried to entice her to stick around, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand . But the two sides couldn’t reach an agreement. Last month, ESPN bought out the final $6.25 million remaining on Hill’s contract over the next...
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ESPN's Jemele Hill (left) and Michael Smith.
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John Tomase
August 26, 2018 - 9:37 am
The Jemele Hill Era is over at ESPN. Can't say it's a surprise. The outspoken host, long a target of critics on the right over her criticism of president Trump, will reportedly finish at the Worldwide Leader on Friday after the two sides agreed to a buyout of her reported $2.5 million annual...
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Alex Reimer
July 26, 2018 - 1:50 pm
I had lots of questions for new Boston Globe sports editor Matt Pepin, ranging from the current state of the storied section to whether the broadsheet carries any sort of anti-WEEI bias. Given the frayed relationship between WEEI and the Globe, I was pleasantly surprised when he agreed to address...
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Alex Reimer
June 20, 2018 - 3:34 pm
ESPN’s “SC6” with Jemele Hill and Michael Smith was one of the network’s most polarizing shows in recent memory. Even some executives at the WorldWide Leader were reportedly happy to see it go. The Hollywood Reporter recently published another expose on the supposed internal divide at ESPN over its...
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Alex Reimer
June 01, 2018 - 12:55 pm
Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet prompted ESPN managers to warn their most outspoken personalities about social media, the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports . Specifically, sources say management contacted Jemele Hill, Keith Olbermann and “SportsCenter” anchor Kenny Mayne, all of whom regularly...
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Alex Reimer
May 22, 2018 - 1:04 pm
In an error-filled segment, “Fox & Friends” hosts bemoaned the National Association of Black Journalists’ decision to name Jemele Hill “Journalist of the Year," crying about how journalism used to be about objectivity and facts. In related news, irony is dead. Guest Lawrence Jones, editor-in-...
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