Best known as an editor in Page 2 of ESPN.com, Jemele Hill profession succeeds after her interest in journalism turns stubbornly high. Her education served her enough to be an easily established journalist, but she had to face challenges on her way to become a noticeable face in sports channel.
Born as Jemele Juanita Hills, Jemele Hills profession as an ESPN columnist makes her face increasingly familiar in television and social sites. She is an American journalist who went through hurdles before finally establishing herself as a sports journalist for ESPN. Jemele Hill’s mother influenced her to become a journalist and has worked for Detroit Free Press, The Orlando Sentinel and News and Observer before joining in ESPN.
Jemele Juanita Hill was born in 21st December, 1975 in Michigan, U.S.A. She is an American citizen and belongs to African American ethnicity. Her father, Jerel Brickerson and her mother separated when she was small. Therefore, she went through a harsh childhood. After that, she started living with her mother. Jemele Hill profession as a sports journalist was very much supported and influenced by her mother.
Jemele cherished playing and watching baseball and grew up tomboyish. She was the fan of THE Tigers. Her childhood favorite hobby also included writing stories—especially about rich lawyers. As the time passed, her interest changed to becoming a sportswriter rather. She regularly subscribed Detroit News and Detroit Free Press Sports magazine and read ever segments to feed her interest.
While Jemele was in her secondary school, she chose journalism as her subject. With the stroke of luck, she was accepted into high school journalism program. However, Jemele Hill profession did not initiate as she desired. Instead, she worked in snack counter. She attended Mumford High school from 1990-1993. Later, she attended Michigan State University and graduated in 1997 with major in Journalism and minor in Spanish.
Jemele Hill profession did not start off easily. She had to undergo a huge struggle, but at last, got the opportunity to work as a journalist. She started serving as News and Observer in Raleigh in 1997 until 1998 when he left the job and joined Detroit Free Press as writer in 1999 up until 2005. After there, she worked as a sports columnist in The Orlando Sentinel for 1 year from 2005 to 2006. While working for the local TV channels, she had gathered sufficient experience. Therefore, she got to join ESPN as a columnist and television contributor. This was the biggest turning point in the Jemele Hill profession. She has been working there since 2006. She has presented First Take’s First, Jim Rome is Burning, ESPN News and Sports Center.
Jemele’s quick reacting behavior has weighed her down in controversies for several times. Her articles that incited racial prejudices dragged her into discussions. To talk about a couple of them, Jemele Hill profession got into trouble as her writing referred Adolf Hitler in an article about Boston Celtics. For this, she got suspended in 2008. Moreover, in 2009, she compared John Calipari, men’s basketball coach of University of Kentucky to Charles Manson.
Jemele is unmarried and the rumor once was that she had been dating her co-worker, Ray Lewis. However, she once announced that the rumor is false and she rather had been dating Idris Elba for a long time. Further information about her relationships is yet unknown.
Jemele Hill profession became noteworthy with time. She won North Carolina Press Association Award in 1998 for her excellence in sports writing. She became the first one to receive Van Mckenzie IN Sports Media Summit in 2007. Around the same time, Michigan State’s College of Communication bestowed her with “The Rising Star Alumni Award”. Jemele’s net worth is growing with her popularity on-screen and on social networking sites. She earns a massive salary as per her work association with ESPN. As on 2017, Jemele Hill net worth is 4 million and annual salary is 1 million as on 2017.
Jemele Hill profession as a sports editor did not begin smooth and successfully; however, with her zeal for journalism and commitment towards her work established her as a sports columnist in ESPN. Because of her hard work, we can assume that she will have a better life and career ahead. She has 2200 followers in Twitter with 91k Tweets.
BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL ... I HAVE THE POWER!!!! pic.twitter.com/FT913k1bwm— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 21, 2017