Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) - Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill has announced she is leaving the company. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist."
Hill tweeted Friday that it was her last day at ESPN.
Over the last several weeks, there have been a lot of rumors about my job status. Today is my last day at ESPN.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2018
More from me on closing one of the most special chapters in my life: pic.twitter.com/jReaH5sWhW
She left her role as an anchor for the network's signature "SportsCenter" program in January and went to work primarily for The Undefeated, a company website that concentrates on issues of sports, race and culture.
Connor Schell, ESPN's executive vice president for content, issued a statement praising Hill for her 12 years of service and wishing her luck as she "moves forward into the next phase of her career, with the desire to produce content outside of sports."