Jemele Hill Net Worth 2022: Why She Got Fired From Her Job?

Jemele Juanita Hill is a sports writer from the United States who works for The Atlantic. She worked for nearly 12 years for ESPN, which is a big sports company. She used to host ESPN’s His and Hers and wrote a column for’s Page 2.

She took over for Jalen Rose on the ESPN2 show Numbers Never Lie in 2013. In 2017, Hill and Michael Smith started co-hosting ESPN’s flagship SportsCenter show at 6 p.m. (ET). Hill kept doing this job until 2018 when ESPN moved her to their website, The Undefeated. She started at The Atlantic at the end of 2018. She worked with Cari Champion to host Vice’s Cari & Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports from August 2020 to February 2021.

Early Life

Hill was born on December 21, 1975, in Detroit. In 1980, she and her mother moved to Houston. They later moved back to Detroit. Hill finished high school at Mumford in 1993 and college at Michigan State in 1997.


Hill’s first job was as a sports writer for the Raleigh News & Observer, where she did a variety of different jobs. She was a sports writer for the Detroit Free Press from 1999 to 2005. She mostly wrote about Michigan State football and basketball. She also wrote about the 2004 Summer Olympics and the NBA Playoffs for the Free Press. From 2005 to 2006, Hill wrote a column for the Orlando Sentinel. Read about Derek Hough

Hill started working for as a national columnist in November 2006. She was often on TV shows like SportsCenter and a number of ESPN shows like ESPN First Take, Outside the Lines, and The Sports Reporters. During the 2012 college football season, she worked with Carter Blackburn and Rod Gilmore as a sideline reporter on Friday nights.

Got Fired From Her Job

Hill was fired from her job during the 2008 NBA Playoffs because she wrote about Adolf Hitler in an article about the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons. Hill wrote in an editorial about why she couldn’t cheer for the Celtics: “If you support the Celtics, you might as well say that Hitler was a victim. It’s like hoping that Gorbachev would get to the blinking red button before Reagan.”

People didn’t like the comments, so that part of the editorial was taken out not long after the column came out. Hill, a fan of the Pistons, wrote: “Some of it had to do with race. Detroit is 80% black, and as my colleague J.A. Adande wrote in a great piece about the Celtics earlier this season, the mostly white Celtics teams of the past had a hard time being accepted by black audiences. African-Americans thought that Boston was not accepting of people of different races.” After that, Hill was suspended for a week, and she apologized through ESPN.

People didn’t like how the network treated Hill because another employee, former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, also made a Hitler joke in 2008 and didn’t get in trouble for it.

Jemele Hill

In July 2020, Hill wrote a long article in which she explained how sorry she was that she had mentioned Hitler. She wrote that she felt embarrassed about it as soon as it was pointed out to her, and she still does more than a decade later. She came to the conclusion that being kicked off ESPN was “a punishment I deserved.”


The first McKenzie Cup was given to Hill in 2007 at the annual Poynter Media Summit. It was named after sports editor Van McKenzie. Read about Tommy Davidson

The National Association of Black Journalists named Hill journalist of the year in 2018. This was because of “a distinguished body of work with extraordinary depth, scope, and importance to the people of the African Diaspora.” She was named one of the 21 most powerful women in the business of sports by Worth magazine in 2019. She was the main event at Illinois State University’s Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner in 2022.

Jemele Hill Net Worth

Jemele Hill Net Worth is estimated to be around $4 Million in 2022. Hill was kicked off the team after making a post about Adolf Hitler and getting in trouble for saying that coach John Calipari was like Charles Manson. She has also said that baseball player Sammy Sofa is racist because he bleached his skin.

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