Rumors of Jemele Hill’s impending departure from ESPN have been circulating for weeks.
Today, Hill announced her departure from the Worldwide Leader:
Over the last several weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about my job status. Today is my last day at ESPN.
More from me on closing one of the most special chapters in my life: pic.twitter.com/jReaH5sWhW
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2018
Hill proclaims that the past 12 years at ESPN was “where I became the best version of myself, both personally and professionally.” That’s a fairly glossy summation.
Professionally, Hill’s biggest chance at ESPN came when the network entrusted its six o’clock SportsCenter — traditionally one of its most coveted slots — to her and co-host Michael Smith. “SC6” never really took off, though, and lasted just over a year.
Well, the show did, anyway.